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Saturday July 20th 2024


A Tale of Two Pitchers: Yankees’ A.J. Burnett

Yankees maintained their loose grip on first place in the American League Eastern Division Monday night, despite being handed an embarrassing, 10-4 loss to the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks.

Since the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox did not play, the Bronx Bombers retained a slim, 0.5-game lead on their division rivals.

That contest marked the fourth straight poor performance—and fourth straight loss—for starting RHP A.J. Burnett, whose once-sparkling 6-2 record and 3.28 ERA have ballooned to 6-6 and 4.83, respectively. Having a streak of four starts in which you allow nine homers and 23 runs in just 20 innings will do that for you, it seems.

The Yankees signed Burnett last winter , despite my impassioned pleas ...

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