Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Little Rainout Reading

Big surprise, the doubleheader scheduled for today is washed out.  Adios to one off day in September, I guess.

This being the situation, the story of the day will continue to be A.J. Burnett's shittiness as a starting pitcher.  Today on TYA, Steve S. does the best job I've seen yet of summing up just what the REAL issue is with A.J., with a little help from ESPN and RLYW stats.  Well done, Steve.

Since you don't have any games to worry about watching now, do yourself a favor and check the whole post out here.  And then forward it to Joe and Cash.

U-G-L-Y. A.J. Ain't Got No Alibi

(Failboat.  Courtesy of The AP)

Well that went about as horribly as I thought it would.

6 consecutive XBH allowed in a 6-run 2nd inning, 9 ER on 9 H (8 XBH) over 5 innings pitched overall, and a curveball that was only located either right over the heart of the plate or against the backstop.  Yep, that's pretty much par for the course for an A.J. Burnett outing in August.

On the positive side, I do feel a little good about having my lack of faith rewarded.  That's always a plus, so thanks, A.J.