A few post-game items of interest:
A.J. Burnett wanted to stay in the game when Joe Girardi came out to get him in the seventh inning. But they didn’t want him over 110 pitches and he was at 108. “The prize is next month,” Girardi told him.
Burnett’s last three outings — 19 innings, 17 hits, 4 earned runs, 9 walks, 25 strikeouts — are a positive sign as it looks like he at the start of the sort of roll he enjoyed in June and July. “I feel like I have it back now,” he said. “It’s all clicking.”
Dave Robertson was restricted to 20 pitches. They’ll use him again Friday. He said his elbow felt fine.
Once Krazy Kyle Farnsworth came into the game, you knew the Yankees would figure out a way to win. Seems that Joakim Soria’s last save required 46 pitches on Sunday and he needed the break. Enter Kyle and eventually it got to Juan Miranda. It was funny to see Nick Swisher be the first player to run to chase Miranda down after the single considering he’s probably never actually spoken to him.
Notage: The Yankees are 57-23 at home, the best record for the first year at a new park since Boston opened Fenway Park by going 57-20 in 1912. The Yankees are an insane 51-16 at home since May 15. … The Yankees have had nine different players deliver walk-off hits this season. … The Yankees have had 50 comeback wins this season. They had 49 last season, which proves that stat is sort of meaningless. … Johnny Damon has played in at least 140 games for 14 consecutive years. Only Henry Aaron, Brooks Robinson, Pete Rose and Willie Mays can make that claim. … Mark Teixeira tied Carlos Pena for the AL home run lead with 39.
Here’s a little news for you: Shelley Duncan had his three-game suspension (for the brawl on Sept. 15) rescinded by Major League Baseball on appeal. I believe he used the “I’m Shelley Duncan, people expect me to fight” defense.