You couldn't tell that C.J. Wilson is new to starting and to the American League Championship Series. The same savvy, amused outlook that he brought into the news conference yesterday he brought into this game.
The former closer got out of tough situations in the third and fourth, when the Yankees got two runners on base each time. Then in the fifth he withstood a leadoff walk to Curtis Granderson, finishing with a double play ball by Derek Jeter.
One thing is certain: Wilson outlasted CC Sabathia, the really seasoned postseason starter. Sabathia is out, Joba Chamberlain is in here in the fifth.
Here's a pertinent question now: Even though Sabathia threw 93 pitches, that's not a ton. So if the Yankees are down 2-1 in this series, do you bring back Sabathia instead of A.J. Burnett ?