Because not only are the Bombers down 3-0. But now, the one wild card they had going for them has been taken away by the rain in Detroit. The idea that CC Sabathia could start and win Game 4 and then come back and beat Justin Verlander in Game 7 is out of the window.
Brian Cashman said the Yankees would not put Sabathia on less than three days rest. Since he is pitching on Thursday, he won't be able to start a possible Game 7 on Sunday.
So if the Yankees are going to win a championship, they are going to have to do it with one more obstacle standing in their way. Sabathia will start today and that is it.