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Freddy Garcia is Sunday's best bet

Yanks wise not to start CC Sabathia in Game 2 after his two-inning stint on Friday

Updated: October 2, 2011, 2:59 AM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Freddy Garcia was the right choice to pitch Game 2 of the American League Division Series after the suspension of Game 1 washed away CC Sabathia's start.

There was talk, if not hope, that Sabathia might lobby and persuade New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi to allow him to pitch Game 2 against the Detroit Tigers. But Girardi nixed his ace's wishes.

"He's only going to start one more game anyway," Girardi said of Sabathia, who pitched just two innings, striking ...

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