Sabathia to start Game 4

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While addressing the media before Game 3, manager Joe Girardi named CC Sabathia as his Game 4 starter.
Sabathia would be starting on three day’s rest, but the decision doesn’t come as a huge surprise, since it would allow him to start a possible Game 7, if necessary, also on three day’s
rest.




Girardi hinted that Andy
Pettitte and A.J. Burnett could be in line for starts on short rest in
Games 5 and 6, although Chad Gaudin also remains a possibility.




Phillies manager Charlie Manuel
hasn’t wavered from starting Joe Blanton in Game 4. With rain expected
in Philadelphia on Saturday, a postponement could change everything.




Note: Be sure to join me for a live chat of Saturday’s Game 3. First pitch is scheduled for 7:57 pm ET.

Update: The tarp is on the field, so we might have a slight delay. As soon as there is first pitch, the chat will be up and running.