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A.J. Burnett Gets Yankees Back in Win Column

Published by on April 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

After the Yankee bullpen was forced to pitch seven innings Monday night (Nick Swisher included), A.J. Burnett said he wanted to give the team six or seven strong frames Tuesday.

How about eight?

Burnett took a no-hitter into the seventh and allowed just three base runners while striking out nine to stop a two-game losing streak for the second time this season.

Here are the grades from New York's 7-2 win at Tampa Bay.

 

Joe Girardi, Manager: (A-) 

Girardi rightfully let Burnett pitch the eighth despite having 93 pitches entering the inning, but the skipper continues to under-utilize the bunt.  

With a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth, Ram...

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