Have you seen the numbers on Burnett?
Over his first 11 starts, he’s thrown 71.3 IP with an ERA of 3.28, facing 303 batters – 53 of which he has whiffed. And, his record over these games is 6-2. Related, the Yankees have won 8 of these 11 games.
Oh, wait, that was his start to the season last year. And, he ended up going 10-15 with an ERA of 5.26 in 33 starts (in 2010).
Think about that before you get too excited over how A.J. Burnett has thrown over his first five starts of 2011.