There were questions about how the New York Yankees were going to line up their rotation going into to the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers, but now those have been answered.
Hiroki Kuroda going to the interview room. Will start game 2 tomorrow on 3 days rest. #yankees.
— Dan Shulman (@DShulman_ESPN) October 13, 2012
Kuroda has been arguably the team's most consistent starter this season, so starting him on short rest appears to be a good decision by manager Joe Girardi.
Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com tweeted a quote from Kuroda regarding how he feels about pitching on short rest:
Kuroda: "What I'm trying to do right now is get rid of all the fatigue"
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) October 13, 2012
Kuroda has not recorded a decision in two career starts against Detroit, though he sports an impressive 3.38 ERA coming into the game.
With Sabathia pitching Game 4, he'll likely be available in an emergency situation in a possible Game 7.
The Yankees and the Tigers get underway at 8 p.m ET Saturday in what figures to be an exciting series.