From The Post -
Jeff Karstens pitched in a minor-league rehab game for Tampa (Single-A) last night and could start for the Yankees Saturday in Boston. However, Cashman wanted to see how the right-hander’s elbow tendinitis came through the test before anointing him.
“I couldn’t say, we will see how he looks,” Cashman said. “Saturday is a possibility.”
Karstens pitched four innings, allowing three hits and one walk. He struck out five and didn’t allow a run against Clearwater.
This would make the Fenway series now look like:
Pettitte vs. Schilling, Karstens vs. Beckett, and Wright (?) vs. Matsuzaka. That’s a lot of pressure for Pettitte to have a good game on Friday. Then again, that’s why he’s here.
Just for fun: How much of a kick would it be if Wright out-pitches Matsuzaka on Sunday?