A month ago, I guessed at who would start for the Yankees in the last series of the season. At that time, it looked like it would be Mussina, Chacón, and Randy Johnson.
Looking at it now, it appears to me that it will be Wang, Johnson and Mussina (in that order) – assuming that Moose comes back this Thursday and is OK.
Now, if Mussina stays out, it looks like it will be Small, Johnson and Chacón.
Either way, I’m fine with this. But, where it hurts is if a tie-breaker is needed. If Mussina is in the rotation, then Chacón would pitch the tie-breaker. That’s cool. But, if Mussina does not come back to the rotation, then it would be Wright or Leiter in the tie-breaker. Yikes. The only way around this would be to use Wang on three-days rest.
As you can see, Mussina coming back would help.