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Girardi going with Burnett in Game 4

Posted on: October 17, 2010 3:25 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:10 am
 

Contrary to all indications, and contrary to common sense, Yankees manager Joe Girardi is planning on starting A.J. Burnett in Game 4 of the ALCS.

Girardi just told reporters in his workout-day media session that the Yankees will stay in rotation, saying, "We believe in A.J." You might be able to file that soon under Famous Last Words.

So let me see if I have this straight: Girardi plans to face Cliff Lee in Game 3 and then, regardless of the outcome of that game, put Game 4 on the shoulders of a guy who won just one of his last 12 regular-season starts and couldn't even get through a simulated game without plunking his teammates? And by doing so he's ensuring that his ace, CC Sabathia, pitches once instead of twice in what is now a five-game series?

There's a time for showing loyalty, but this is not it. This is a time to win games at all costs, and there's no way Burnett gives you your best chance at winning. Can't wait to hear the fallout in New York over this one.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2011 2:59 pm
 

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how'd that work out for you Yanks?



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