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A.J. Burnett to start Game 4 for Yankees

Posted on: October 2, 2011 1:44 pm
Edited on: October 2, 2011 8:17 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Embattled pitcher A.J. Burnett will start Game 4 of the ALDS for the Yankees, should the game be necessary, the team announced Sunday. Burnett was originally only going to pitch out of the bullpen in the series, but the rain suspended-Game 1 altered the pitching plans for both teams and a fourth starter was needed for New York.

Burnett, 34, signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal before the 2009 season and wasn't bad his first season. The Yankees won the World Series and Burnett was 13-9 with a 4.04 ERA in the regular season. The past two seasons, however, Burnett's been erratic at best and awful at worst. Combining 2010-11, Burnett is 21-26 -- and this is for one of the best teams in baseball, mind you -- with a 5.20 ERA and 1.47 WHIP. In 2010, he led the majors in hit batsmen. In 2011, he led the majors in wild pitches. He was shelled in his playoff start against the Rangers last season, and he managed both a hit-by-pitch and a wild pitch.

Basically, prepare for an adventurous Game 4. Burnett's taking the hill.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 9:16 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 4:20 pm
 

A.J. Burnett to start Game 4 for Yankees

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Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: October 3, 2011 6:01 pm
 

A.J. Burnett to start Game 4 for Yankees

I had originally thought the same thing. But the truth is, they are trying to think ahead to the next series while still winning this one. If CC started tomorrow (Tuesday) instead of Monday, he would either not be able to start the next series on Saturday, or do so on 3 days rest. Starting monday, he could start Saturday on full rest. 

But if they lose tonoght, they are toast with Burnett on the mound tomorrow. 



Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: October 3, 2011 9:36 am
 

A.J. Burnett to start Game 4 for Yankees

DUMBASS GIRARDI STRIKES AGAIN!!......Why in the world would you thriow CC on short rest against the leagues best pitcher in, in his own home ballpark?? CC could throw a gem and still get beat 1 - 0, 2 -1 etc. Then NYY sason is on the line with BURNETT?!? Doesn't it make more sense jus take a shot w/Burnett and the bullpen tonight and IF you knock Verlander around a bit maybe you scratch out a "W"....but if not, you come back with CC in game #4, and bring it back to the Bronx with Nova in game #5?? Have to question Yankee brass thought process on this one.



Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: October 2, 2011 9:29 pm
 

A.J. Burnett to start Game 4 for Yankees

Yikes! The Yanks better win game three because AJ instils NO confidence. Game 3 is always crucial but hearing this makes it even more so. 



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: October 2, 2011 7:59 pm
 

A.J. Burnett to start Game 4 for Yankees

At least he isn't John Lackey. You Yankee fans should count your blessings.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: October 2, 2011 7:54 pm
 

A.J. Burnett to start Game 4 for Yankees

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!  AJ absolutely blows...can`t wait till he`s outta town countin $$ like that ass Kev Brown.


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