Tag:A.J. Burnett
Posted on: June 21, 2010 11:33 pm
Edited on: June 22, 2010 2:44 am

Burnett hammered again

A.J. Burnett A.J. Burnett's season continued to careen off the rails Monday, as the Yankees starter gave up three homers and five runs in the first inning in Arizona.

The Diamondbacks added a run against Burnett in the second inning and another in the fourth. All seven runs were scored with two outs -- Burnett gave up an amazing eight two-out hits in just the first two innings.

Adam LaRoche hit a three-run homer in the first inning, sandwiched between solo shots by Justin Upton and Mark Reynolds.

At the end of May, Burnett was 6-2 with a 3.28 ERA. He has lost all four of his starts this month, and after going four innings Monday has a June ERA of 10.35.

When a pitcher drops off this dramatically and suddenly, it's often a sign that there's a correctable mechanical reason. The Yankees certainly hope so, given that they're on the hook to pay him $16.5 million a year through 2013.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: June 16, 2010 8:50 pm

Burnett booed off mound

A.J. Burnett Wow, the wheels have officially come off the rails for Yankees starter A.J. Burnett.

The right-hander was booed off the mound at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night after getting shelled and then capping it off by failing to cover first base. His ugly numbers for the night: 3 1/3 innings, six earned runs, back-to-back homers allowed, four walks.

Burnett's second season in the Bronx got off to a stellar start as he won his first four decisions and had a 1.99 ERA through his first six starts. In his seventh start, he gave up nine earned runs to the Red Sox in 4 1/3 innings, and he has continued the spiral. Since that game he has a 2-4 record (not counting Wednesday's result) and a 6.36 ERA.

-- David Andriesen

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