Checking In On A.J.

Friday, June 1st, 2012

While the Yankee starting rotation continues to sputter, look at what our old friend A.J. Burnett is doing at his new home in Pittsburgh -- a 3.60 ERA and 3.29 FIP, better than any Yankee starter. Six of his eight starts are "quality starts". And in one of the other ...

Vaya Con Dios, A.J.

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

So it seems that we won't have the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of the Yankee rotation to kick around anymore, as A.J. Burnett is on his way to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here's hoping he does well there, as I always liked watching him pitch, as painful as it was ...

NYY 10, Detroit 1

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

For a short while there it looked like Bad A.J. wasn't even going to make it out of the first inning, but then Curtis Granderson saved his butt big time with a spectacular catch. And then lo and behold, Good A.J. took the mound in the second and proceeded ...

NYY 6, Boston 2

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Where did this version of A.J. Burnett come from? This was arguably his best start of the season, certainly his best since April. And as bad as Boston is playing these days, they are still quite the offensive juggernaut so a true quality start (7.2 IP, 2 R, ...

NYY 3, Seattle 2

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Could that be right, a six-inning-two-run quality start for A.J. Burnett?  Even if it was against the weak hitting Seattle Mariners (last in the AL with a team BA of just .233), it's still a big positive for the struggling Burnett.  I've always maintained that a big part of  A.J.'s ...

Where You Been, Good A.J.? Nice To See You.

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

NYY 4, Boston 2. So at long last Good A.J. finally shows up. It's going to be interesting to see what Girardi does with the rotation now. One good start hardly makes up for two straight months of stinkers -- but then again, the A.J. we saw last night ...

Need To Stop This Slide Now

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Baltimore 12, NYY 5. The Grand Slam Palooza from two days ago makes it somewhat easy to overlook the fact that all of a sudden the Yankees are overall playing some very terrible baseball. Oakland is a very mediocre team at best, and the Yankees managed to lose a series ...

Time To DL A.J.

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Minnesota 9, NYY 4. How in the world can the Yankees keep A.J. Burnett in the starting rotation, regardless of how he does in his next start? Whether it's a mental problem, a physical problem, or both -- who knows? But it's clear he's totally lost the ability to ...

The Yankee Soap Opera — Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

NYY 7, Kansas City 4. Interesting head game Joe Girardi is playing with A.J. Burnett, who certainly is big enough a head case to begin with. Once again Burnett was pretty much throwing BP and on the verge of losing yet again, when Girardi came to his rescue and saved ...

Will A.J. Ever Win Again In August?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Los Angeles 6, NYY 4. Yet another typical outing from A.J. "Headcase" Burnett. He sails through five innings, shutting out the Angels and noticeably not walking a single batter, nor hitting anyone, nor throwing any wild pitches. Then Bobby Abreu, who has only four home runs all year, hits ...