Joe Girardi nipped that one in the bud when he told the beat writers that Phil Hughes will start Thursday's Game 4 regardless of whether the Yankees are on the verge of winning the series -- or being eliminated.
Buck Showalter, on the other hand, is keeping us -- and his pitchers -- in suspense.
"We were kind of hoping you would tell us, because we don't know yet," Saunders said to the assembled media.
"I think our team trusts us, and either way we go, I feel like we can get the job done," said Tillman.
Tillman was 9-3 with a 2.93 ERA this season; Saunders, who came over in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 26, was 3-3 with a 3.63 ERA and 6-10 with a 4.22 ERA overall, and was the winning pitcher in Baltimore's 5-1 victory over the Texas Rangers in the wild-card play-in game.
Saunders was 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in one start against the Yankees this year, and is 3-1 with a 5.82 ERA in six career starts against them. Tillman was also 1-0, but with a 6.75 ERA in two starts, and is 2-3 with an 8.16 ERA in seven career starts.