The Yankees are leaning towards going with a three-man rotation in the World Series against the Phillies. This will be a more difficult task than in the American League Championship Series, when there was an additional off day between Games Four and Five, because A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte will also have to go on three days' rest. The other option would be to start Joba Chamberlain or Chad Gaudin in Game Four, but neither of them has started in weeks, and neither was particularly impressive during the second half. If New York believes Burnett and Pettitte are capable of being effective on short rest after not being tested like that this season, and if CC Sabathia can still pitch his best in back-to-back three days' rest starts in Games Four and Seven, then a three-man rotation is the w ...
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