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Yankees win big, Burnett does not

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 03, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

On an unmistakably good night for the Yankees, A.J. Burnett managed to steal the show in a bad way. The Yankees won 18-7 — the second time in five days that they scored at least 17 runs — but still Burnett couldn’t get a victory. He gave up a season-high 13 hits while pitching a season-low 4.1 innings. All seven White Sox runs were his, and this is a White Sox team that was without Paul Konerko and had scored a total of seven runs in its past four games. The Yankees bullpen held the White Sox to just one hit the rest of the night, while the Yankees finished with 23 hits, five of them by Derek Jeter. Curtis Granderson had five RBI, Brett Gardner scored four times and Eric Chavez hit his first home run as a Yankee.

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74 Responses to “Yankees win big, Burnett does not”

  1. Nick in SF August 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Oh yeah. AJ. :cry:

  2. Benny Blanco August 3rd, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    cant wait to here giradi put a spin on this one.

  3. Jerkface August 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Boston Dave,

    I’m telling you Bautista is the MVP, but if you want to ask me who I think the WRITERS will incorrectly pick, I’d have a different answer for you. Theres no great baseball knowledge needed to know who the media will side with.

  4. Benny Blanco August 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    *hear

  5. LGY August 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    hmmm… how valuable are meaningless games? about as valuable as Bautistas chance to win the award.

    ———————–

    If this is the rationale behind the MVP then why isn’t CC going to win the award?

  6. Bronx Jeers August 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Chavez is looking a little Mattinglyesque with that stache. I like it!

  7. Laura - I Bleed Blue August 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    If someone on a playoff bound team has numbers close to Joey Bats, he won’t win MVP.

  8. West Coast Yankee Fan August 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Miguel Cabrera – 2nd, 4th and 3rd in OBP, SLG and OPS. On a pace for 36 HR and 120 RBI’s for a probable division winner. He’s right there.

  9. blake August 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    “cant wait to here giradi put a spin on this one.”

    well you know I think AJ pitched ok….he missed some spots….and had some tough breaks, and you know well we need AJ to pitch well and we have confidence that he will….blah blah blah…something like that.

  10. Tar August 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I’m happy :D yet very disappointed :sad:

  11. LGY August 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    There is no way I would ever bet money on what the stupid baseball writers will decide.

  12. Joe from Long Island August 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    don’t expect joe to pull an ozzie. joe doesn’t publicly trash his players. what he says in private is different. i don’t joe has much of a sense of humor for performances like this.

  13. blake August 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    The writers will pick Gonzalez but yes….Bautista has been the MVP.

  14. Keith--FL August 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    One more game and then I have to stare at that ugly green wall in that ugly stadium filled with even uglier fans….everybody ready for 5 hour games full of drama….their fans are the worst, I hate watching them cheer…..

  15. AZ88 August 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) August 3rd, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I’m at a loss that anyone here actually thinks Bautista even has a legit chance to win over Gonzalez or Curtis who are putting up historically great seasons for two of the best teams in the game…

    or the best player on a 4th place team playing in meaningless games.

    hmmm… how valuable are meaningless games? about as valuable as Bautistas chance to win the award.

    ————-

    The guy is going to lead the league in HRs, OBP, SLG, and OPS while hitting .324 and playing great defense at a premium position.

    He is going to lead the league in the 4 most important categories.

  16. blake August 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Joe didn’t seem all that happy with how AJ kinda shoved the ball in his hand….or how he pitched.

  17. jacksquat August 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    I’m arguing who might win it, not who should win it if only the numbers matter.

  18. LGY August 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    or the best player on a 4th place team playing in meaningless games.

    hmmm… how valuable are meaningless games? about as valuable as Bautistas chance to win the award.

    ———————–

    Why should Bautista be penalized because his teammates suck and AGon rewarded because his teammates are good?

    If you trade Bautista for AGon, the Red Sox would win more games.

  19. blake August 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    “He is going to lead the league in the 4 most important categories.”

    but does Peter Gammons even know his name?

  20. West Coast Yankee Fan August 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Jeter 5-6. Yeah, he is really done isn’t he. : )

  21. Jerkface August 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    If you consider all the things that shouldn’t matter for the MVP , then yea Bautista isn’t gonna win, but its like the Cy Young… maybe the writers will wise up and make a King Felix/Greinke vote.

  22. Benny Blanco August 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    AJ is 8-9 on the year w/ 4.54 era

    Ripken and Bowa were saying they can’t believe AJ can’t hold the lead with the “stuff” he has…

    Ripked cont’d “its a mystery to me.”

    If I’m Nova, I’d stay as far away from burnett. He needs no advice from him.

  23. blake August 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    “Why should Bautista be penalized because his teammates suck and AGon rewarded because his teammates are good?”

    that’s just historically how they do the award. If there is a good candidate that’s on a playoff contender then they usually win.

  24. wildblueyonder August 3rd, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Well someone has to say it.

    BURNETT STINKS!

  25. Yank1 August 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Boston has 5 players who are in the top 10 in the AL in OPS.

    The 2009 Yankees only had 2 in the top 20.

    Shows how sick their offense is this year.

  26. jackamir August 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    25 games over. Nice achievement without ARod. Cashman might know what he is doing.

  27. LGY August 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    What is this mysterious Jeter thing that Jerkface was wrong about that WCYF won’t reveal?

  28. blake August 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Ripken and Bowa don’t watch the games because AJ’s stuff isn’t what it used to be…..analysts always talk about how great his stuff is but it’s not the same as it was 5 years ago and that’s part of the problem.

  29. Jerkface August 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    If there is a good candidate that’s on a playoff contender then they usually win.

    If there is a more narratively appealing candidate they win as well. As Tejada, Morneau, I-rod, Vlad and Pedroia proved

  30. jacksquat August 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Joe can’t be too happy he had to use both Wade and Ayala.

  31. Jerkface August 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    I said Jeter would never ever get more than 1 hit in a game?

  32. LGY August 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    The 2009 Yankees scored more than the 2011 Red Sox do.

  33. blake August 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    “Shows how sick their offense is this year.”

    and they still cant shake the Yanks….only up 1 game.

  34. ctyankeefan. August 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Never understood why people get upset Joe doesnt bash his players on live television. Not really the yankee way, or Joe’s way. Im sure he tells the player differently in private…

  35. blake August 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    “If there is a more narratively appealing candidate they win as well. As Tejada, Morneau, I-rod, Vlad and Pedroia proved”

    agreed. It’s not the award for the best player….though that’s really what it should be.

  36. jacksquat August 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    LGY August 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    What is this mysterious Jeter thing that Jerkface was wrong about that WCYF won’t reveal?

    It doesn’t matter, the only thing that matter to WCYF is that WCYF is right. He seems to have this need to be board guru.

  37. BoJo August 3rd, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    When AJ pitches like that, I just personally want to peel off his tattoos with a butter knife.

  38. Yank1 August 3rd, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    “Ripken and Bowa were saying they can’t believe AJ can’t hold the lead with the “stuff” he has…”

    People repeat this cliche like this is 2007. His FB velocity has been going down every year. Now, he’s still averaging 92.6, but he has no command of it and has nothing to fall back on if his curve isn’t biting.

  39. Laura - I Bleed Blue August 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Ozzie had a surprisingly calm presser.

  40. Joe from Long Island August 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I bet Joe has been frustrated a lot by AJ.

  41. Chris W August 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I don’t think Girardi was particularly charitable. He said he struggled, and that is undeniable. No excuses there.

  42. blake August 3rd, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    The Yankees and Sox are both on a 100 win pace more or less with tonights win. They are pretty much lapping the field in the AL….actually them and the Phillies are lapping the field in baseball.

  43. hardwired7 August 3rd, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    BoJo August 3rd, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    When AJ pitches like that, I just personally want to peel off his tattoos with a butter knife.

    ————–

    Or, better yet:

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=149_1312349187

  44. West Coast Yankee Fan August 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Ozzie you disappointed.

  45. blake August 3rd, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    AJ’s velocity is down almost 2 mph since 2009…..he doesn’t have some of the best stuff in baseball anymore like people keep saying. He has plenty good enough stuff to be successful with good location and sequencing…..but without those things you see what happened tonight…behind in the count and grooved fastballs that find a gap.

  46. vitus August 3rd, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Any chance that Cash admit that AJ is done pitching for Yankees and let him share a locker room with Igawa till the contract runs out and let Nova have his spot?

  47. Niblick August 3rd, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I wish people would stop talking about AJ’s great stuff. He can throw a fastball that’s faster than average, and he can throw breaking balls in the dirt. That does not constitute great stuff.

  48. Joe from Long Island August 3rd, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    yeah, AJ has to change the type of pitcher that he is, if he wants to succeed. That’s asking a lot for anyone, let alone AJ.

    It’s not just one performance, either. It’s looking more and more that other, younger, pitchers have surpassed AJ. As blake said, his stuff is not the same as a couple of years ago.

    watching AJ’s interview, he’s a stand-up guy. He’s just…..frustrating. The question is becoming more and more, how much longer will he be frustrating us?

    On that note, good night all. Sweep tomorrow with one of those younger pitchers. Super Nova!

  49. LGY August 3rd, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Singleton: AJ hasn’t won a game against an AL team since June 1st.

  50. 4time August 3rd, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Ozzie won a world championship with a franchise that hadn’t won 1 in 80 years.

    He is also very marketable for a sport that is declining in popularity among kids and having a character like Ozzie in the game is only good for the sport of baseball to add some much-needed buzz.

    Does anyone think Girardi or Francona press conferences are “must-listens’ like Ozzie? It is like listening to Joe Beningo after a Jets loss – it is great entertainment because of the unpredictability and non-contrived emotion.

  51. jacksquat August 4th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Would AJ be the most expensive relief pitcher ever?

  52. Pat M. August 4th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Ozzie will be running the Miami Marlins naxt February

  53. LGY August 4th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Did anyone else see Ozzie’s pregame press conference yesterday?

  54. blake August 4th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    I think the Yankees will keep the status quo with AJ this year….but I won’t be shocked if he’s competing for a spot in the rotation next spring….they should just have too many other options to just give him a spot without earning in

  55. BoJo August 4th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    The White Sox have been great hosts so far this series to the Yankees. I wonder if they are personally putting little chocolate mints on their hotel pillows….hopefully, they remain as hospitable tomorrow and let us sweep.

  56. BoJo August 4th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Good night night people

  57. 4time August 4th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    There are currently 25 starters in baseball who have a higher average FB than Burnett, including immortals like James McDonald, Jason Hammell, and Tyler Chatwood.

    His FB is actually has a -12 rating, one of the worst in baseball.

  58. LGY August 4th, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Quality video of Montero’s HR from last night

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....d=17600631

  59. xcv August 4th, 2011 at 12:11 am

    the pressure of holding a 12 run lead in an august game against a below .500, non-divisional, light hitting opponent must have gotten to burnett. it was another gem

  60. JimK August 4th, 2011 at 12:13 am

    What is wrong with skipping AJ for at least one or two starts and using him in the BP? If Hughes or Nova revert to early season form the Yankees can always replace either one wih Burnett (although I had previously stated he has made every start since becoming a Yankee I do believe he was passed over at least 2x last year).
    The fact is that the Yankees by going to a six man rotation seem to be admitting that they have one #1 pitcher and 5, 4th or 5th starters. However, even with this “weak” rotation their starting pitching leads the AL in wins.
    As to the “over the hill” Jeter, maybe this year proves that he needs to start fewer games and rest more during the year.
    Finally, based on last year’s near collapse I was not too high on this year’s team; fortunately thus far I have been proved wrong. The only adjustment the Yankees need is to beat the RS this weekend.

  61. Giuseppe Franco August 4th, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Ozzie Guillen is nothing but a clown. His act grew tired a long time ago.

    I don’t see how he found that tough guy persona as a manager because he was nothing like that as a player. He was actually liked back then.

  62. pat August 4th, 2011 at 12:20 am

    carlosbeltran15 Loving the energy #SFGiants Fans bring to the ballpark. It’s great!!!

    That’s got to sting Mets fans a little.

  63. Captain Clutch August 4th, 2011 at 12:21 am

    So Ozzie didn’t go crazy in his post game? That’s dissappointing.

  64. ron August 4th, 2011 at 12:37 am

    The bottom line with aj is he is going to implode every single game.

    Its a matter of predicting wich inning the wheels fall off.

  65. JobaTipsHisCap August 4th, 2011 at 12:38 am

    finally win a four game series!

  66. West Coast Yankee Fan August 4th, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Giuseppe Franco August 4th, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Ozzie Guillen is nothing but a clown. His act grew tired a long time ago.

    I don’t see how he found that tough guy persona as a manager because he was nothing like that as a player. He was actually liked back then.

    ************

    He’s still liked. He’s one of Derek Jeter’s favorite people in baseball. I love his honesty, there are too many liars and idiots like LaRussa.

  67. Yogi Mantle August 4th, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Just jumping in here with my thoughts on the Alex story, being that I was out earlier…

    When Alex had admitted to using PEDs Selig had wanted to suspend him, but his hands were tied because of the time frame. Given the type of person Selig is, along with Torre and his feelings against Alex, I think this whole thing about the “illegal” poker games is the way that Selig and Torre are looking to finally get to punish Alex. Or at least try to.

    This is a witch hunt by MLB to get their pound of flesh. The comments in the stories sound like Torre.

    What I want to know is why is it that the reporters who get these stories don’t ask questions such as the motivation of Selig and Torre beyond the questionable things that have been purposely leaked. Where is the questions to Torre about him removing himself from this process given his published words of his tainted view of Alex. Selig should also be asked about being removed from the process because of his comments after the PED admission.

    It should also be asked exactly how MLB could perform this investigation, and if it comes to nothing, a larger question becomes why this was purposely leaked by the Commissioner’s office.

  68. Tabbert August 4th, 2011 at 12:50 am

    It’s amazing how much moving people around into the right spots can ignite an offense and everything clicks.

    Gardner
    Jeter
    Granderson
    Arod
    Tex
    cano
    Swish
    posada/ chavez
    maartin

    is the best lineup i believe we can roll out there.

    Jeter
    Granderson
    Tex
    Arod
    Cano
    swish
    posada/chavez
    martin
    gardy

    same 9 guys, and still a very solid lineup but having grandy in that 3 spot is key. Tex is the perfect 5 hole guy. You could even swap cano and grandy if you wanted. But i think having tex in the 5 hole for us makes us a much deeper lineup. Both cano and grandy are perfect for the three hole and neither should take batting sixth personal. Gardy-jeter is the ideal 1-2 punch to have in this game.. and i think most teams would love to have that combo leading off for them.

  69. stuart a August 4th, 2011 at 12:51 am

    jeter has been very good lately.

    the thing that really bothers me is the michael kay pronouncement that AJ is there #2. WHy is that the case? AJ actually is there 6th best starter and pitching him over others is not good for the team.

    aj sucks, he will never be good. yep on occassion he can have a good outing but the guy is 34, he has not won a game in 45 days, and not won in august in like 11 starts…

    it is hard to be that bad, also his era is up to 4.50 +, still better then last year but the bar was set so low……..

  70. pft2 August 4th, 2011 at 12:52 am

    AJ might be the 6th best starter in the rotation.

    Good thing Joe protects his ERA by minimizing his starts against Boston and Texas (1 start against Boston 5 2/3 IP and 7 ER this year).

    The way the offense has looked recently and if A-Rod comes back strong and Chavez moves to DH, the perceived weakness of the rotation in the playoffs may not be that big a deal.

  71. Giuseppe Franco August 4th, 2011 at 12:53 am

    # West Coast Yankee Fan August 4th, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Giuseppe Franco August 4th, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Ozzie Guillen is nothing but a clown. His act grew tired a long time ago.

    I don’t see how he found that tough guy persona as a manager because he was nothing like that as a player. He was actually liked back then.

    ************

    He’s still liked. He’s one of Derek Jeter’s favorite people in baseball. I love his honesty, there are too many liars and idiots like LaRussa.

    ———

    You can be honest and not consistently throw your own players under the bus to the media. That’s idiocy.

    Even White Sox fans don’t like him anymore. His act has grown tired.

  72. pft2 August 4th, 2011 at 1:02 am

    @stuart-League average ERA is down to 3.9. An ERA of 4.5 is awful.

    @Yogi. Selig is an arrogant tyrant who should be brought down. His handling of the Dodgers is just one example, going after A-Rod for absolutely nothing is another, and I won’t bother mentioning the juiced ball and how Bud was actually pushing the benfits of steroids in the late 90′s. I also wonder if Manny was not set up for being punished for forcing the Red Sox to trade him, and perhaps as a prelude to going after McCourt. Manny also tested positive in 2003.

    Papi tested positive in 2003 as well, but Bud is so tight with the Red Sox he has nothing to worry about unless he changes teams.

  73. stuart a August 4th, 2011 at 1:09 am

    doubtful the yankees offense can bash there way into the world series… they will be facing good pitching every night.

    the yanks need a #2 and #3 starter at a minimum and aj is none of the above…….

  74. backbench August 4th, 2011 at 1:24 am

    “they will be facing good pitching every night.”

    Danks and Floyd are good pitchers. I believe Floyd did an admirable job against the RS recently.

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