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Gavin Floyd to Pitch on Short Rest, I'm Confused

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Mark Buehrle to start tonight

I need some help. I thought I had this rotation thing all squared away. Then I read this Mark Gonzales column which says that Gavin Floyd will go on short rest Saturday against the Royals so that he can throw the final game of the Twins series next week. That's a lot to digest, so here's a visual of how I thought the rotation would look down the stretch.

Monday, September 15       6:05 PM CDT     @ NYY      Buehrle
Tuesday, September 16      6:05 PM CDT     @ NYY      Floyd
Wednesday, September 17    6:05 PM CDT     @ NYY      Richard
Thursday, September 18     6:05 PM CDT     @ NYY      Vazquez*
Friday, September 19       7:10 PM CDT     @ KC       Danks
Saturday, September 20     6:10 PM CDT     @ KC       Buehrle
Sunday, September 21       1:10 PM CDT     @ KC       Floyd
Monday, September 22                       OFF        ---
Tuesday, September 23      7:10 PM CDT     @ MIN      Vazquez
Wednesday, September 24    7:10 PM CDT     @ MIN      Danks
Thursday, September 25     7:10 PM CDT     @ MIN      Buhrle
Friday, September 26       7:11 PM CDT     CLE        Floyd
Saturday, September 27     6:05 PM CDT     CLE        Vazquez*
Sunday, September 28       1:05 PM CDT     CLE        Danks*
Monday, September 29?      TBA             DET        Buehrle*

With the exception of the doubleheader-induced short rest for Vazquez last night, all of the starters would stay on regular rest until after the Twins series, when a more informed decision could have been made.

Now the rotation looks like this.
Monday, September 15       6:05 PM CDT     @ NYY      Buehrle
Tuesday, September 16      6:05 PM CDT     @ NYY      Floyd
Wednesday, September 17    6:05 PM CDT     @ NYY      Richard
Thursday, September 18     6:05 PM CDT     @ NYY      Vazquez*
Friday, September 19       7:10 PM CDT     @ KC       Buehrle*
Saturday, September 20     6:10 PM CDT     @ KC       Floyd*
Sunday, September 21       1:10 PM CDT     @ KC       Danks
Monday, September 22                       OFF        ---
Tuesday, September 23      7:10 PM CDT     @ MIN      Vazquez
Wednesday, September 24    7:10 PM CDT     @ MIN      Buehrle
Thursday, September 25     7:10 PM CDT     @ MIN      Floyd
Friday, September 26       7:11 PM CDT     CLE        Danks
Saturday, September 27     6:05 PM CDT     CLE        Vazquez*
Sunday, September 28       1:05 PM CDT     CLE        Buehrle*
Monday, September 29?      TBA             DET        Floyd*

My take is that the Sox have decided to avoid any scenario that has John Danks, who has struggled a bit in the second half but appeared stronger in his last two outings, throwing on short rest. But in doing so, they've added two extra short-rest starts from their starters. As we saw last night, with Javier Vazquez flying open and not finishing his pitches in his shortest outing of the season, pitching on short rest can yield some undesirable results. I question how the second rotation is better than the first, even if it puts less strain on our prized young arm.