Well, I don’t feel like posting the ‘A-J Bur-net Can-Not-Pitch’ drop again, so I’ll just come right out and say it—AJ Burnett CANNOT pitch. He just can’t do it right now. For whatever reason, Burnett cannot spot his fastball (unless he’s trying to throw it down the middle). The Orioles picked right up where the Twins left off, crushing Burnett for nine (yes, 9) earned runs in five innings. Burnett should have been out of there in the second inning, but the team plays a double header on Saturday.
Burnett’s suckiness basically buried the Yankees’ hopes tonight. The team did not muster up 22 runs like it yesterday.
That’s all I really have to say about Burnett. When it’s time for me to buy my Yankee playoff tickets, I better not be investing in an AJ Burnett start.