Sunday, May 17, 2009

123 Pitches? Really?

Why did AJ Burnett throw 123 pitches today? I know the bullpen has been shaky at best, but 123 pitches? Remember when people would wonder aloud whether Girardi overused/damaged his young pitchers in Florida? The answer is a resounding 'yes.' There is no reason Burnett needed to throw that many pitches. Girardi's plan to address the weak bullpen seems to be to burn out our stronger starting rotation. The Yankees invested a lot of money in CC Sabathia and AJ Burnett. Girardi seems intent on making that a very short term investment. If I'm Bronny Cash, I institute a 110 pitch count immediately. I'm sure the pitchers will say they want the ball, but I want them to pitch well for the life of their very expensive contracts. Does anyone else remember that Burnett has an injury riddled past? Girardi either doesn't, doesn't care, or is not that good at his job. I'm increasingly leaning towards the latter.

3 comments:

TribeGirl said...

HaHaHaHa - did you guys see where Evan Longoria had to sit out because the lineup card was messed up and the pitcher had to bat the whole game today? Too bad my Tribe still lost....

At least Girardi hasn't screwed up the linepu card yet!!! He clearly doesn't trust his bullpen (with good reason), but he's going to make his starters crappy too if he keeps this up!

Roberto Alejandro said...

wow, I just looked up that Rays mix up. Pretty funny.

Raven King said...

The most shocking fact is Andrew Michael Sonnanstine is a better hitter than
Eva!
Andy's Career
BA .385
OBP .467
SLG .462
OPS .928
Eva's Career
BA .289
OBP .358
SLG .569
OPS .926