Toronto 7 Yankees 5: Get excited Yankees’ fans! AJ Burnett is signed for another three years. That’s right, a 10-15 pitcher with an ERA over 5 is coming back for 2011, 2012 and 2013 and at the “bargain” price of $16.5 million a year.
Burnett didn’t make it out of the third inning on Monday night. His final line was 2.1 IP, 7 hits, 7 earned runs, one strikeout and one walk. The Yankees almost came back, but the real question is, how can they possibly trust Burnett in the playoffs? The problem of course is that the Yankees don’t have a lot of other options. At this point, it’s probably best to hope for a lot of rain between Sabathia and Pettitte’s starts.
Mets rained out. They will play a day-night doubleheader n Wednesday and Mike Pelfrey will get the ball tomorrow.