The doors are closed to Willie Randolph’s office. He, his staff and GM Omar Minaya are deciding what to do about tomorrow’s Game 1 starter. No word yet because the MRI results aren’t in.
The longer the wait, the greater the chance it’s more than just a cramp. Logically, you have to think that way.
The first reaction is to think they’ll move up Tom Glavine, but I’m not so sure. I wouldn’t be surprised if they went with John Maine in Game 1 (which would be his normal rest) and keep Glavine on schedule for Game 2.
The reason for going with Glavine, of course, is because of his experience.
When asked about Game 1, Glavine said: “The only thing I know is there’s a game tomorrow at 4. I’m not speculating on anything.’’
My thinking for Maine is two-fold:
- Maine would be on normal rest, so keep him that way. Why move Glavine up if you don’t have to?
- Also, if you’re going to go with Maine, I’d rather have it early in the series because if he gives it up there’s time to recover.
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