Comments Off on Here’s the Pitch: A Case for A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte as No. 2 NY Starter
Over the past couple of weeks, while A.J. Burnett has fallen short of expectations, Andy Pettitte has surpassed them. This has led many people to point out that they would feel more comfortable with Pettitte and not Burnett as the team's No. 2 starter in the playoffs. I don’t blame them, I’ve felt the same way. After all, we all have visions of Pettitte’s past postseason dominance in our heads. Pettitte staring down John Smoltz and winning a tough game in the World Series. With Burnett, some of our strongest memories are him getting knocked around in Fenway Park (14.21 ERA in three starts there this season). Taking a look at each pitcher's home and away stats has me on a different thought path heading to the playoffs. With the Yankees a near lock to get home field advanta ...

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