You can look at this game and do a happy dance, like Nick Swisher and Eric Hinske did in the dugout during this contest after their homeruns, over the fact that the Yankees won this game. Or, you can look at this game and now say that A.J. Burnett has allowed 31 earned runs in his last 42.6 innings – over seven starts.
I’m going the latter route – because that’s the bigger story here. The Yankees will need Burnett to be sharp, in the post-season, if they’re going to advance in October. So, A.J. has about five or six more starts to get himself corrected. That’s enough time – but, the sooner he starts, the better.