I just read this column by John Harper over at the Daily News and it seems a bit much. Apparently Burnett's poor start yesterday means that his first four starts were nothing but a cruel mirage. He hasn't learned to pitch well consistently at all. In fact, his other starts were cleverly staged hoaxes. The real games were all played before what we saw televised, all Yankees losses.
Okay, obviously yesterday was ugly. Burnett's record in Fenway as a Yankee? Also ugly. But maybe we should let more than one loss play out before we decide Burnett just doesn't have it.