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AJ Burnett Is Key to The Yankees’ Postseason Success

I watched Tuesday night's game, the biggest positive impact was that AJ Burnett appears to back on the upswing.  Over his last 24.2 innings, he has allowed only 18 hits, four ERs, 10 BBs and recorded 27 Ks. His ERA over that stretch is 1.46, and his WHIP is 1.14.

The patently inconsistent pitcher had a terrible August and early September, but now appears to be back on track.  I pointed out Burnett's inconsistent nature in a previous article.  Always streaky, for Yankees fans they are now getting the "good AJ."

This means that many will feel better about his first ever post season start, especially if he does well again on Sunday at Tampa.  Burnett has performed better of late because he has exclusively worked with Jose Molina as his catcher.

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