AJ Burnett and Joe Girardi: Equation for Disaster in Game Five

Posted: 3rd November 2009 by Melissa Falica in MLB
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I think itÆs safe to say that Joe Girardi is no Joe Torre. Sure the Yankees made it to the World Series this year under Girardi, but not without him making some blundering decisions. This whole season the guy has had a tendency to overmanage or undermanage games and Monday night was no different. As if A.J. BurnettÆs usual inconsistency was not enough, Girardi got hung up on pitching matchups, which is not unusual for him. Yes, he is not the only one to blame for the game since BurnettÆs performance was almost as awful as Jamarcus Russelæs show against the Jets week seven, but fans were quick to put all the blame on Burnett rather than looking at the bigger picture. Truth of the matter is, regardless of what inning it was, Burnett should have been taken out before he actually was. Burn ...

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