Via Ben Shpigel –
[Today's loss has] undermined the Yankees’ possible plans of holding C. C. Sabathia out of his scheduled start Tuesday. Instead of having his next outing delayed three days (to Friday in Boston) to put him in line to work the Oct. 6 opener on regular rest — as he preferred — Sabathia is set to climb the Rogers Centre mound, in his left arm the Yankees trust.
“I think anytime you have a chance to set something up, you’d prefer to set something up,” Manager Joe Girardi said before the game. “But the first thing is you have to get in before you do any of that.”
Of course, the last 55 batters to face CC have a collective BA/OBA/SLG line of .354/.389/.458, and, over his last 6 starts, Sabathia’s ERA is 4.32 (in 41.6 IP). So, who knows what will really happen on Tuesday? It’s not like he’s been a lock to shut people down lately, right?