March 19, 2009

Yanks win seventh straight behind Burnett

The Yankees' 7-4 win over the Blue Jays tonight marked their seventh in a row in just six days.

A.J. Burnett earned the W, but his line didn't look too pretty: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 K, 3 BB.  Full box score here.

As you may have read, I wrote an entire post praising CC Sabathia and exposing his value to the team.  I do not feel nearly as excited about Burnett as I am CC.  Burnett's statistics are not nearly as impressive as CC's.  

Burnett is the exact opposite of CC when you compare their durability.  Burnett is a question mark every season to give the team he's on 30 starts.  He's only reached 30 starts in 2005 (32) and 2008 (34).

I think I'd rather have Chien-Ming Wang be the Yankees' number two starter over Burnett.  Wang had two consecutive 19-win seasons, and then missed the second half last season because he hurt himself running the bases in an interleague game.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Yankees won again today. Save it for the season! I've noted Igawa is actually pitching decently, as is Hughes. You can just see Joba in the bullpen and Hughes starting by the end of the year.

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