ALCS 2010: New York Yankees Announce Pitching Rotation, Rosters and More

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IOctober 14, 2010

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 09:  Starting pitcher Phil Hughes #65 of the New York Yankees throws a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins during Game Three of the ALDS part of the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 9, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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It’s Thursday, that means today is the last day we have to suffer through before the Yankees start back up again. Was this long delay really necessary?

Here are some notes:

At first I wanted Pettitte to start Game 2, but the more I think about it the more I am comfortable with him starting Game 3 against Lee. Believe it or not, Lee isn’t invincible and if anybody is up for rising to the occasion, it is probably Pettitte.

If the Yankees are down 3-0, you’d better believe that C.C. will come back and start on short rest in Game 4.

Goodbye and good riddance to Vazquez. I defended him early and often at first, but this season really was a bust. It’s a shame they can’t even get a draft pick out of him, but it’s really not worth the risk to offer him arbitration.

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