Monday night in Philly, Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett started Game Five of the World Series on three days' rest, which he hadn't done since last season while in a Blue Jays uniform. There was skepticism by many commentators and Yankee fans on how he'd perform on short rest, and to Yankee fans' dismay, those doubts were validated. In the bottom of the first inning of Game Five, Burnett surrendered a three-run home run to Phillies second basemen Chase Utley after walking shortstop Jimmy Rollins and hitting center fielder Shane Victorino on an attempted bunt. Burnett later gave up two more runs to Phillies hitting and was then pulled by Yankees manager Joe Girardi. Burnett ended his night relinquishing six walks and six runs. Andy Pettitte will also pitch on three days' rest, along wi ...
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