Game Two, that is. I think this is a good call. Whadda ya say?
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Hughes is better away (and for what it's worth, he's been spectacular in Texas), and Andy is better at home. Of course, both of their second starts would be in Texas, but even there I like this rotation better than the alternative: much as I like Hughes, Andy's psychological make-up is surely better for a Game Seven. If it does come down to a seventh game, with Pettitte on the mound against Lee I'd feel like we had a fighting chance.
This does put real pressure on Hughes to win Game Two, though. This is going to be a great series.
I like Andy. I like Phil. I am very happy Phil is no longer the Eighth Inning Guy. Either rotation works for me.
 yeah i agree totally with that and think that was the yankees decision making process as well.
speaking of LCS rotations, remember in 1998, when duque assumed he was going to pitch game 1 of the ALCS because it was his turn and then everybody chuckled because the yanks could set it up any way they wanted? and then the most important game of the series turned out to be game 4 in cleveland and duque nailed it?
I'm ok with this rotation but if we split the first two games in Texas, which is likely, and cliff Lee comes up big in game 3, then we'll be down 2 games to 1 and relying on AJ for game 4. At that point I hope we adjust and run CC out there
Here’s an image: Ron Washington and Josh Hamilton gazing longingly at the foul lines.
Oy! Is it Friday, yet? I like Hughes in game 2. Plus, Lee is bound to throw up a stinker one of these days. We got him in his 2nd game in the Serious last year but AJ sucked. What a waste. Perish the thought of AJ starting down 2-1. Or 2-0 for that matter (shivering).
I approve. Of course nobody from the Yankees organization asked me. Love Hughes in Texas, Andy in NY.
Hoping AJ channels game 2 of 2009 WS. Wish his catcher had a better bat (and arm). Ugh!
I do like Andy for game 3. If the Yankees are down 0-2, he's the grizzled veteran who will turn it around.
I like it. I was actually thinking they should do this, before they did this.
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