A.J. Continues To Deal

July 4, 2009 – 11:42 am

A.J. Taking Care Of BusinessNYY 4, Toronto 2. Yet another pitcher’s duel, and once again the Yankees ended up on top. This time it was A.J. Burnett doing the honors, going 7 innings and allowing only 2 runs. That’s four excellent starts in a row for A.J. — over that time he’s gone at least 6.1 innings in each game, with an ERA of 0.99. He keeps that up, old CC may have a hard time keeping his No. 1 starter position! Regardless, A.J. and CC are rapidly becoming the killer 1-2 punch we hoped they would be, and I know it’s way, way too early to even be thinking about such things, but still….. post-season seven-game series with those two guys pitching four games could be a lot of fun!

We can only hope that today’s match up between Roy Halladay and Chien-Ming Wang ends up being just as much a pitcher’s duel. No doubt Halladay will do his part — he’s dominated the Yankees over his career (16-5 W-L with 2.79 ERA). But the reality is that he pretty much dominates everyone he faces, so it’s not really a “Yankee killer” thing. On the other hand, we have Wang who is still somewhat of an enigma this year. Wouldn’t it be nice to see Wang step up and make a statement today.

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