Results for tag: AJ Burnett
Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Apr 26, 2011 at 02:23:23 AM

Being selfish is among the worst human traits anyone can have in most aspects of their lives.

There are some exceptions and for me it involves no-hitters. Everyone has their bucketlist of things they've never done and never seen and for me that is a no-hitter, which is what was a distinct possibility when Phil Humber pitched 6 1/3 innings without allowing a hit.

It seemed something special was brewing for Humber when he fanned Russell Martin on one of his 30 changeups but then Alex Rodriguez spoiled it with a single in the seventh.  Rodriguez probably caused some if not all in the press box to exhale since writing a no-hitter story takes extra time and work, but even I had to do extra work, I would not have minded.

"The way he threw today, even if we'd faced him before, it was a

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Apr 7, 2011 at 12:00:41 PM

Today is April 7 and 34 years ago, Catfish Hunter pitched seven shutout innings and held the Milwaukee Brewers to seven hits to kick off the 1977 season.

That happened to be four days after A.J. Burnett turned three months old and today Burnett makes his second start in what he hopes will be a significant bounce-back campaign from a year ago. Burnett began the season Saturday against Detroit with five servicable innings in a 10-6 win.

The Yankees would love to get the type of performance from Burnett that Billy Martin received from Hunter 34 years ago, though they'll take seven innings with something like five hits and two runs, especially since Burnett does not have the head cold he had last week.

"It makes you feel better about his stamina and being able to give you a substantial