Results for tag: A.J. Burnett
Posted by: nyybeast on Sep 3, 2010 at 09:29:25 AM
When I heard A.J. Burnett was pitching, I was scared.html_removedhtml_removed
But the Yanks showed me there was no need to worry. They scored 4 runs, (no double-digit scores today) and Burnett pitched well. He went 6 innings, struck out a season-high tying 8 batters, and only gave up 3 earned runs. Not great, but good enough.
Posted by: nyybeast on Aug 30, 2010 at 05:44:05 PM
Let's be honest, we all probably like C.C. Sabathia more than A.J. Burnett; and that's fine. It is most likely a cause of C.C. being a dominant pitcher while A.J. has been "eh" at best. For example, if it had been Burnett pitching last night giving up 5 runs with 9 hits, we would all probaly be saying, "Oh, another bad start by A.J., and, he;s no good." Instead, with C.C. pitching yesterday, we're all saying, "Yes, Sabathia leads the league in wins, and did you see those 9 strikeouts? Fantastic."
It looked early on that this was going to be a game consisted of tons ofscoring by the Yanks, and C.C. shuting the White Sox down. However, Sabathia couldn't hold on but did give the Yankees length....
Posted by: nyybeast on Aug 30, 2010 at 05:42:14 PM
Like the Yankees, Joe Girardi's mind was some where else. Who knows, maybe he was thinking about the Cubs job (SIKE, he's definitely going to stay.)
Posted by: nyybeast on Aug 27, 2010 at 08:43:32 AM
With Phil Hughes on the mound, I was hoping he could get his 16th win, which would be the second most in the league. Imagine it, later in the year, you could see this headline. C.C. and Phil, 20-game winners, and the 2 most wins in the AL.
Alas, it wasn't meant to be as the Blue Jays beat the bombers 6-3. Phil Hughes started the game by giving up 2 runs early, with Vernon Wells being the catalyst, having a triple and scoring on a past ball. Then, in the third, he hit a 2-run shot making the score 4 nothing.
However, in the top of the 4th, the Yankees used some of their own firepower, with Marcus Thames homering, scoring Robinson Cano. But then, in...
Posted by: nyybeast on Aug 22, 2010 at 10:16:43 PM
With the pitching match up being A.J. Burnett versus Felix Hernandez, you kind of knew that the opening game against the Mariners might be a loss. Might be. Well look at the picture.
That man in the background is Russel Brayan, and today, he killed the Yankees. He started the game by hitting a 3-run home run, and then later in the sixth hit another home run. The Yankees got shut out by Hernandez, so there isn't much to talk about. Casey Kotchman and Ichiro Suzuki both had RBI's with them coming in the 3rd and 4th.
Posted by: nyybeast on Aug 16, 2010 at 12:22:14 PM
Of all the times for A.J. Burnett to throw a complete game and only giving up one stinking run, of all the times the Yankees get two hits, of all the times the Yankees get shut out by a pitcher they've never seen before (again), it happens today. It wasn't A.J.'s fault though; Burnett looked like the pitcher the Yankees signed for that big contract and paid $82.5 million to him. He had 6 strikeouts with three walks as well as 3 double plays behind him. Everything was effective for A.J., he had both his fastball, and more importantly, his curve ball working. He made the Royals batters look silly.
The Yankees bats must have been out relaxing at the pool or something else, because all they...