• August 22nd @ The Red Sox

    Posted by on August 22nd, 2009 · Comments (4)

    Joe Girardi, after the game, when asked about A.J. Burnett’s performance today: “It’s not what we expected.” Gotta love ol’ General Joe, when it comes to commenting on his players, don’t cha? (For the record, when asked about Robbie Cano getting thrown out at second, by ten feet, in the second, Joe said “He got a bad read.” See what I mean?)

    Burnett allowed a career high 9 runs in this one. In his career, A.J. has allowed 8 runs in a game just 6 times…with the last time being…heyApril 25th of this season in a game at Fenway Park. In fact, as a Yankee, Burnett has now pitched three games at Fenway Park, throwing 12.6 IP and allowing 20 earned runs. Yikes.

    Here’s all you need to know about the game: The Red Sox scored 14 runs with 13 of them coming with two outs. And, the Yankees had 15 runners reach base, left at least one base runner on in each of their nine innings, and only scored one run on the day. In a nutshell, the Yankees allowed too many big hits and couldn’t get any big hits for themselves. You do that, and, most of the time, you’re going to get an “L” branded on your fanny…which is what New York got today in this one.

    Comments on August 22nd @ The Red Sox

    1. Raf
      August 22nd, 2009 | 9:46 pm

      At least we got to see Molina playing 3b

    2. YankCrank
      August 22nd, 2009 | 11:38 pm

      Glad I decided not to watch this one.

      Hopefully CC gives us a better outing tomorrow.

    3. August 22nd, 2009 | 11:41 pm

      YankCrank wrote:

      Hopefully CC gives us a better outing tomorrow.

      It would be pretty hard to do worse. ;-)

    4. butchie22
      August 23rd, 2009 | 10:41 am

      IT was interesting to see the stat of AJ Burnit against the Red Sox and with the Bleu Jays last year and the Yanks this year. He had something like a sub 1 ERA against them and we all know how bad he’s been this year at Fenway. Look, he’s under more pressure as a Yankee playing Boston at Fenway. There is an intensity and/or stress level that just doesn’t exist for a Jay in Fenway that exists for a Yankee player. Secondly, maybe Posada ain’t exactly the greatest battery mate. He had Zaun and Barajas last year and maybe his comfort level is off for some reason in Fenway with Georgie.

      I’m not gonna lambast Burnit, he’s pitched weell for quite some time so I see this as a blip…an anolamy so to speak. But what is not is the fact that he is poor at Fenway, so he should definitely be avoided if the two teams face off in the playoffs.

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