Once again, Sam Borden has the down-low from the Boogie Down:
Sabathia vs. Lackey
Burnett vs. Saunders
Pettitte vs. Weaver
Sabathia vs. Kazmir
My take? While the Angels are probably smart to get the flyball prone Weaver out of Yankee Stadium, I find Joe Saunders a much less intimidating opponent.
The more I think about the potential rain scenarios, however, the less sure I am of anything. So long as CC starts Friday, the postseason plans remain constant; if Game 2 is a wash and AJ pitches Sunday, he still has 3 days off before Game 5. In the event of rain, the best thing would be to push the whole series back an eliminate that stupid off day between Games 4 and 5. That way they don't have to play a night game, fly cross country and then play another game all in about 36 hours.
Rain has spoiled our postseason plans before (see Schilling, Curt: 2004). Are you worried a rainout on Friday or Saturday would change the complexion of the series?