The Yankees and Phillies will get this 2009 World Series started tomorrow night in the Bronx for an 7:57 start, which will be more or less customary the rest of the way, as a pair of aces CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee face off.
They will play two days in the Bronx, have an off day, three days in Philadelphia, another off day, and finally two days in the Bronx. Of course the last three games are only if necessary.
Here is the official schedule:
Wednesday, Oct. 28, Phillies at Yankees, 7:57 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 29, Phillies at Yankees, 7:57 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 31, Yankees at Phillies, 7:57 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 1, Yankees at Phillies, 8:20 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 2, Yankees at Phillies, 7:57 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 4, Phillies at Yankees, 7:57 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 5, Phillies at Yankees, 7:57 p.m.
There is one less off day during the World Series as there was in the ALDS go manager Joe Girardi doesn’t just have the question of whether to use Chad Gaudin or start Sabathia on short rest once. The question is, is Girardi going to start all three, Sabathia, AJ Burnett, and Andy Pettitte, on short rest allowing Sabathia to pitch three games? Or is he going to use Gaudin and each other starter just twice?