Cashman would prefer the Yankees to skip Pettitte's next start

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No word yet as to whether the inflammation in Andy Pettitte’s pitching elbow is going to cause him to miss a start, but if Brian Cashman has anything to say about it he will:

“We’ll gather all the troops tomorrow [meaning today] and we’ll make a decision on his
next start. I’m inclined personally to have him skip his
next start.”

In light of the fact that Joe Girardi doesn’t currently have a contract for next season and Brian Cashman is the man who will ultimately decide if he gets one, I’d place my money on Sergio Mitre taking Pettitte’s next turn.

Justin Turner and Chris Taylor named co-MVPs of NLCS

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Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.

Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.