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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