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Sabathia in Game 5 bullpen, Verlander not

Posted on: October 5, 2011 5:53 pm
Edited on: October 5, 2011 5:59 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

After the Yankees won in blowout fashion at Detroit in Game 4 of the ALDS, the series heads back to New York for one final game. The big story of the series has been the use of Cy Young contenders CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander. The two started Friday night but play was suspended after the top of the second inning. They then squared off Monday night, with Verlander's Tigers winning. They'll only be on two days' rest Thursday, so there's no way either could start, but what about coming out of the bullpen?

Sabathia is a tentative yes.

"I would think that I would [have Sabathia], but I have to check with him," Girardi said (MLB.com). "I can check with him today, [but] it doesn't matter how he feels today, it matters how he feels [Thursday]. I would expect I would have him."

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Verlander, on the other hand, sounds like a firm no.

"I wouldn't do anything foolish," Leyland said (MLB.com). "I try not to do anything foolish with any of my pitchers, let alone an arm like that. You saw what a talent he is. I would say he's definitely done for this series."

Verlander threw 120 pitches Monday, while Sabathia threw 106. It's kind of surprising Leyland won't even consider Verlander for even one inning, as pitchers do throw side sessions between starts. Leyland did say Game 2 starter Max Scherzer would be available, but he's no Verlander. Still, the most important pitchers for Thursday's deciding Game 5 are the starters: Ivan Nova and Doug Fister.

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..lets see Cashmans gone..A-Fraud (nice at bat), is gone..Jeter gone, but still smiling, like he cares...Rivera..gone, because he's like 80 years old...Posada..gone or not who cares??   Sabathia..if he does'nt explode by training camp..might be back..nice pickup there...Girardi-gone...ace from the Indians..LOL..they were only 15 out at the end of the season...you may want to come up to detroit and watch some real playoff baseball...you look like you've got the time...factory is probably closed for changeover from tomatoes to beans...Oh yeah..did V Martinez play for the Red Sox?? how fitting, that it's his hit that Jesus Granderson screws up on..get the pizza money out..something tells me you're gettin pasted tonight...get depressed and call Lady Gaga..maybe it's time for you to come out


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