• August 27th @ The White Sox

    Posted by on August 28th, 2010 · Comments (4)

    Ugh. This was one of the more painful games to watch of the year.

    It started off on a good note, with Brett Gardner making it to third on an infield single thanks to an errant throw by Freddy Garcia. Jeter knocked him in on a ground out, and the Yanks were up with an early lead. That did not last long.

    Burnett gave it right back and then some. Man, he stunk last night. While we were saying the same thing last year (From August 1st-Sept 12 2009 over 9 starts Burnett had a 6.14 ERA in 55.2 IP) it was not nearly as bad as this. After that stretch last year, Burnett turned it on right before the playoffs in his last 4 starts. Could he do it again this year? It’s hard to say yes after outings like this. You know it’s a bad time for ya when Sergio Mitre may well end up taking your start next time through the rotation.

    It wasn’t just Burnett who was bad, the whole team seemed out of it with Swisher showing off his arm in right and Cervelli having trouble behind the plate. Freddy Garcia was made to look like the Freddy Garcia of 2001. Bottom line, if you missed this game, you didn’t miss anything.

    Good thing Girardi hands the ball to CC today.

    Comments on August 27th @ The White Sox

    1. Corey Italiano
      August 28th, 2010 | 10:34 am

      While I see everyone is about to jump off a cliff after this game, remember that you’re never as bad as you are when you are losing.

    2. Raf
      August 28th, 2010 | 10:51 am

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      Good thing Girardi hands the ball to CC today.

      That doesn’t guarantee anything either.

      I saw some of the game last night, Swisher’s airmail as well as a couple of miscues on the part of Cervelli.

      Overall, it was a tough game to watch given postgame comments by Girardi and Burnett (regarding the latter’s next turn through the rotation) the next few days are going to be interesting.

    3. redbug
      August 28th, 2010 | 11:13 am

      @ Raf:

      I agree the Yanks aren’t as bad as they were last night but they’ve been playing .500 ball all month. That’s not good enough to expect success in the PS. It may very well keep them out alltogether.

    4. Raf
      August 28th, 2010 | 11:37 am

      @ redbug:
      I think you mean Corey.

      Regardless, every team has good months and bad months during a season, I’m not going to worry about things just yet, not with a month to go in the season.

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