May 29, 2005 was the only time that Wanger has pitched on three days rest in the big leagues. That day, if relief of Moose Mussina, he went 4.2 IP and allowed 2 runs. I think the Yankees would be happy with 5 innings and just 2 runs allowed tonight from Chien-Ming.
Yes, Wang also once pitched on one day’s rest – on June 3, 2006 – but, that was just to close out a game in a pinch.
Every other time Wang has pitched in the majors, besides these two aforementioned games, he’s always had at least 4 days rest.
The Yankees will probably need someone to come into this game after Wang and before Rivera (assuming that Mo is the last pitcher of the game). Let’s hope the bullpen is ready for the call.