Oct 4, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
I had one earlier, but here’s one more little sharp jab at the “A.J.-Burnett-Will-Be-The-Death-of-Us-All” balloon: he may not actually pitch too terribly much of tonight’s game.
Joe Girardi said last night that Burnett will have a short leash, so we can presume that he will not be allowed to give up five runs on eleventeen hits or whatever it is our worst fears of A.J. Burnett‘s performance are. It’s an elimination game, so you know Girardi will empty the pen if he has to and worry about Game 5 if and only if there is a Game 5.
So while, yes, Burnett having a good start is critical for the Yankees, he likely won’t be allowed to blow the game all by himself.
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- Settling the Score: Friday’s results 81
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- The Royals and White Sox had a benches-clearing fracas, five players ejected (155)
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- Protesters converge on Oriole Park at Camden Yards (132)
- Jose Bautista and the Orioles exchanged some words last night (117)