Seems like all of the Yankee rallies have been falling short lately. The team may have not been in this position if AJ Burnett gave the Bombers a quality start. Coming into this contest, Burnett was 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA against the Jays this season. Both totals increased as Burnett gave up seven earned innings only 2 1/3 innings. Can the Yankees trust AJ Burnett heading into the playoffs? I don’t think so.

Despite being put into a 7-0 hole in the second inning, the Yankees responded with two runs in the fifth courtesy of a Curtis Granderson bomb and three in the seventh,¬†courtesy¬†of a Teix message. The Yankees weren’t able to muster any more runs against the tough Blue Jay bullpen as they fell, 7-5.

We have to give the Yankee bullpen some credit, though. Jon Albaledejo, Dustin Moseley, David Robertson, Boone Logan, and Chad Gaudin. This group only gave up two hits over the final six plus frames.

The story of the game though is AJ Burnett. With the loss, Burnett falls to 10-15 on the season with a 5.33 ERA. Burnett has only won one of his last eight decisions, dating back to August 2nd. Burnett’s 15 losses are extremely alarming, given the Yankees’ 92 wins on the season. At this point, the Yankees must go with CC Sabathia, Andy Pettitte, and Phil Hughes in the Divisional Round. Burnett has been absolutely dreadful.

Do you want Burnett starting in the playoffs?

Luckily, Big C gets the ball tomorrow as the Yankees look to clinch a playoff spot. The Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Orioles tonight, so the Yanks are still a half game behind the Rays for the division lead.

Tuesday, 7:10 PM, YES: CC Sabathia (20-7, 3.26 ERA) vs. Kyle Drabek (0-2, 4.91 ERA)

**Big C has not faced the Jays this year, but 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA against them from 2007-2009.

**Kyle Drabek, the prized pitcher acquired from the Phillies in the Roy Halladay trade, has never faced the Yankees. Great. We all know how that has gone for the Yanks this year.