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Burnett critical of Girardi's early hook

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08:18 AM ET 09.20 | Joe Girardi's hook on A.J. Burnett Monday against Minnesota didn't sit well with the embattled pitcher. When asked about failing to get through the fifth inning in the Yankees 6-4 win, the inconsistent starter corrected the reporter asking the correction with his version of the events that happened. "I didn't get through the fifth because I wasn't allowed through the fifth," Burnett said. "It wasn't that I couldn't get through the fifth. No matter who says what or whatever, I got confidence in myself and that's all that matters." While Burnett didn't specifically call out [Girardi] for pulling him in the fifth inning with the Yankees up 5-3, he didn't hide away from implying that he thought he could have continued in the game.

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September 20, 2011  08:31 AM ET

Is that what AJ did to Joe when he was pulled?
Hey, dummy, your confidence isn't what matters, not giving up runs is what matters!
Somebody go tell the Bosox that it doesn't matter if they choke it up to the Rays as long as they believe in themselves.

September 20, 2011  08:40 AM ET

Stick a fork in this bozo.

September 20, 2011  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Stick a fork in this bozo.

How about a knife instead?

September 20, 2011  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

How about a knife instead?

luckily, I'm not from NY

September 20, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

luckily, I'm not from NY

How about placing a pillow over his face while he sleeps?

September 20, 2011  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

How about placing a pillow over his face while he sleeps?

I'm not from Akron.

September 20, 2011  09:07 AM ET

85 pitches 4.0 innings pitched and he wants to know why he got the hook!! Friggin amazing...I remember an old SI issue where they interviewed Earl Weaver after he retired and they asked him if he still watched any baseball games..he said " I'll put on the game and if the pitcher throws more than 25 pitches in an inning I turn it off"...

September 20, 2011  09:07 AM ET
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Well I will be ****'d, I am outta suggestions

haha good to see we can still utilize that word

September 20, 2011  09:10 AM ET

whats going on in this picture?

September 20, 2011  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

whats going on in this picture?

Swisher is getting his daily facial. It just happened to be Burnett giving to him.

September 20, 2011  09:12 AM ET

I'm sick of this Mariano love fest in NY already....

September 20, 2011  09:17 AM ET
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Swisher is getting his daily facial. It just happened to be Burnett giving to him.

oh isnt that nice hahaha ...

September 20, 2011  09:22 AM ET
September 20, 2011  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Stick a fork in this bozo.

I would rather have AJ on the mound for my team than John Lackey. My God, that guy SUCKS.

September 20, 2011  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I would rather have AJ on the mound for my team than John Lackey. My God, that guy SUCKS.

is there a third option?

September 20, 2011  09:24 AM ET

According to The Onion, Adam Dunn will win the AL Cy Young this year.

September 20, 2011  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

is there a third option?

I'd even take Barry Zito.

September 20, 2011  09:27 AM ET

Looks like the Braves are having a wild card party and left the door open...for the Cards and Giants...

 
September 20, 2011  09:29 AM ET

Who's this McDonald guy on the Red Sox???Did he get his glove in a happy meal...

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