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2011 MLB Playoffs: Not Starting CC Sabathia in Game 2 Will Hurt the Yankees

rainout of Game 1 has had a profound effect on the Yankees starting rotation. For one, AJ Burnett now is slated to start Game 4. But an even more pressing matter is when to pitch CC Sabathia.

Joe Girardi says it will happen on Monday, for Game 3. That's the wrong move.

The main reason for pushing CC back to Monday is simple: Joe doesn't want the big man to get hurt. It is a legitimate reason, but when it comes to the playoffs, I believe it's better to use as much of Sabathia as possible.

It would be wrong to ask CC to come back in Game 1 and pitch in any scenario. But if there is anyone who could return on Sunday, it's Sabathia. He has proven to be the ultimate workhorse for the Yanks over the past three years, and the playoffs is where ...

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