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.