Well, I think Hinch made a bad call regardless of how it plays out. He just announced that Verlander will start game 5.
The doomsday scenario now is that the Yankees win games 4 and 5 and force the Astros to throw Cole in game 6, and then go Urquidy/Bullpen in game 7.
If they win game 4, I can at least see the thought about trying to close out the series in game 5 with JV, and thinking Urquidy will be more likely to get a win at home than in Yankee stadium.
But right now you have a guarantee of a game 6 start by Verlander on regular rest, and if need a game 7 start by Cole. Why get so cute with it?