Rain Complicates Things a Little

With Javy and Hughes going on the same day, I thought I'd look ahead to figure out how the Yanks will come out of it.

Because of the rainout, the Yanks are now in a stretch of 14 games in 13 days.

Option 1: Short rest

They could ask Javy to pitch on 3 days rest Sunday in against Minnesota.  This would set up Hughes, Sabathia, Burnett, Pettitte for next week's  two game sets with the Red Sox and Rays.  This also lines up Javy to pitch the first game at CitiField, which Joe G has said he wants.

Option 2: Full rotation

Assume Vazquez pitches well today.  They could use a spot starter on Sunday against the Twins, and then give either Hughes (who is on an innings limit) or Javy an extra day of rest. 

Option 3: Skip a start

If things go badly, the Yanks could opt to use a spot starter on Sunday, and then simply skip Javy in the rotation again.  This puts the aces on the field for the Red Sox and Rays series.  Or if things go well, the Yanks may simply use the opportunity to give Hughes a breather and to re-align the rotation.

What would you do?

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