Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Upcoming Starters Shed Light On Opening Day

We recently found out who is going to pitch in the upcoming Spring Training games for the Yankees, which sheds some light on the question of who will be the team's Opening Day starter.

Masahiro Tanaka will start tomorrow versus the Mets, Adam Warren will pitch Thursday against the Rays, Michael Pineda is scheduled to throw Friday against the Phillies, CC Sabathia gets the start versus the Orioles on Saturday, and Nathan Eovaldi will get the start against the Astros on Sunday.

This means that CC Sabathia would start on Opening Day on short rest, which is highly doubtful. Why would a team start any pitcher on short rest unless they had to, especially one coming off of injury? 

Adam Warren? I don't think so. Nathan Eovaldi? Uh-uh. Michael Pineda? Not a bad choice, but I don't see it.

I think the Yankees' Opening Day starter will be Mr. Masahiro Tanaka.

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