Of Course A.J. Burnett Started Game Five

Posted: 3rd November 2009 by Michael Fitzpatrick in MLB
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Will the Phillies win Games Six and Seven this week at Yankee Stadium? Probably not. The 1985 Kansas City Royals were the last team to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series. However, if the Phillies do pull off some kind of miracle in the Bronx, Joe GirardiÆs decision to start A.J. Burnett in game five on three days rest will be second guessed all winter. ItÆs always easy to second guess. Although on this occasion we are talking about baseball and not football, it can still be referred to as ôMonday morning quarterbackingö. Had Burnett gone out and pitched well enough to close the door on the Phillies last night, Girardi would have been considered a genius and hailed as a hero. But, Burnett pitched poorly. The Yankees lost. And instead of creating ôGirardi is Kingö sig ...

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