New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia wants to start as often as possible against the Detroit Tigers in the AL Division Series.Here's the Tigers plans, via the NY Post:
He will pitch only once, starting Game 3 in Detroit against Tigers ace Justin Verlander on Monday.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman ruled out on Saturday morning the possibility of Sabathia starting Game 2 on Sunday and then coming back to pitch Game 5 on three days rest, if necessary.
“We don’t think that's fair to him,” Cashman said. “If we want the real CC Sabathia, I don’t think you’re going to see that pitcher if you do that. No matter how much will and intestinal fortitude you have, I don’t think you’ll get that pitcher that day if you do that.”
So the plan after Doug Fister picks up Game 1 tonight and Max Scherzer goes in Game 2 tomorrow, is to use Verlander in Game 3 Monday.
After that, if necessary, it's Rick Porcello in Game 4 and then back to Fister for Game 5, if necessary.