Simple title, simple post.
AJ Burnett is starting for my beloved Yankees tonight in the most important game of this season for them.
That’s bad if you don’t know. AJ Burnett is erratic in a best case scenario. I’m hoping it’s one of AJ’s happy bi-polar pitching days.
“I’ve been proving people wrong my whole career, it seems like,” Burnett said.
Yes, you have been proving people wrong you whole life. The people who keep insisting you’re capable of being a very good pitcher. I wouldn’t worry though AJ, that number may have finally dwindled to zero after your past two seasons (10-15, 5.26 ERA in 2010, 11-11, 5.15 this season) and your month of August this year when you impossibly posted an ERA of 11.36.
His ERA in August is reminiscent of this seasons Jacksonville Jaguars offense; dismal.
As a Yankee fan, a realistic one, I have no hope whatsoever that Burnett is going to be competitive and so I feel safe in saying…we need a lot of runs tonight. Let’s make it a shootout. I believe the Yankees have more bullets in their gun than the Tigers do.
Lets just hope they aren’t blanks.
2 thoughts on “AJ Burnett, God help us!”
I have hope for tonight, only because Rick Porcello is throwing for the Tigers. He’s young, also erratic, and doesn’t have a lot of big game experience. Anyway, I’m excited to see how many quality innings Burnett will go (4, or 4 1/2?)
Porcello hasn’t ahown much this year himself, you’re right.
If it does get into a shootout I do like the Yanks chances.