Saturday, August 20, 2011

A.J. Bleepin' Burnett

Coming into tonight I thought of A.J. Burnett as just an inconsistent pitcher who is having an incredibly bad season. But after tonight I see him in a whole new way - a gutless bitch, a la Javier Vazquez.

But this time it's for real. A.J., after LOADING THE BASES and allowing four runs, was pulled from the game - and he didn't understand why, and yelled expletives. He then ran into the clubhouse and probably had a tantrum until Joe Girardi ran after him and pulled him out of the clubhouse to watch the rest of the inning.

Burnett's final line: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO

Nice job by the Yankees "#2 starter". Yeah right. There's no nice way to put it, this guy just sucks right now. It's not even that he only pitched bad tonight, but cursing your way to the dugout as you leave the field and run into the clubhouse like a baby is just sad. Burnett is making $82.5 million to go out every 5 (6 recently) days and pitch as bad as... well.... I can't even think of someone to compare him to. He has been that bad.

This sad excuse for an MLB pitcher does not deserve to be in the rotation and I PRAY the Yankees front office will realize that and give Joe the greenlight to pull him. He's had so many chances to turn it around, yet he shows everyone he simply can not.

A.J., you saved the Yanks' ass in the World Series (Game 2 he pitched a gem), but now you're worth less than 2 dugout seats at Yankee Stadium. And I don't think I'm exaggerating that much.

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