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Yanks to skip Burnett in ALDS

Posted on: October 5, 2010 11:16 am
Edited on: October 5, 2010 12:47 pm
 
A.J. Burnett The Yankees will go with a three-man rotation in the American League Division Series against the Twins, eschewing the $82.5 million-man, A.J. Burnett.

The New York Post is reporting CC Sabathia would pitch a fourth game against the Twins if it gets to that point. Sabathia will start Game 1 on Wednesday at Target Field. He'd be followed by Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes.

Burnett was 1-0 with a 1.54 ERA in two starts against the Twins this season, but was 10-15 with a 5.26 ERA overall and 1-7 with a 6.61 ERA in the last two months of the season, while batters are hitting .300/.380/.494 in the 12 games he's started since Aug. 2.

Sabathia is fine with going on short rest in Game 4 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

"I told Joe [Girardi] and Dave [Pelland] I will be prepared to do that," Sabathia told the Post. "If I get enough rest, I want to pitch."

Sabathia has experience with three days of rest, going 3-1 with a 1.01 ERA in four such starts. Last year he needed just three days between starts for Game 4 of the ALCS and Game 4 of the World Series. He went 1-0 with a  2.46 ERA in those starts, both Yankees victories.

UPDATE: The Yankees have made it official, CBSSports.com senior writer Danny Knobler reports .

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Comments

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2010 1:31 pm
 

Yanks to skip Burnett in ALDS

your a idiot



Since: Aug 19, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2010 1:29 pm
 

Yanks to skip Burnett in ALDS

Hello?  Anybody home.  The way the Yanks played down the stretch, they'll be the one's getting swept!



Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2010 1:28 pm
 

Yanks to skip Burnett in ALDS

The only things the Yanks sweep, is their lockers after they get spanked!



Since: Dec 26, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2010 1:27 pm
 

Yanks to skip Burnett in ALDS

When the Twins get to Pettitte and Hughes, the Yanks are going to need a long guy in the bullpen.  Burnett could fill that role.  Then the Twin don't have to worrry about the back end of the NY bullpen.  Smile



Since: Jun 9, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2010 12:58 pm
 

Yanks to skip Burnett in ALDS

Pfffttttt, we own the Twins! Staying on topic, im glad AJ is left out he should be lucky they didn't leave him off the roster the way he has been pitching. I would rather have Nova get the nod over AJ. Since he is still on the roster I wonder if Joe will use him out of the bullpen or to clean up if another starter gets rocked early. Either way Yanks sweeep!



Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2010 12:40 pm
 

Yanks to skip Burnett in ALDS

COME ON TWINS, BEAT THOSE YANKEES!!!


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