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Yankees may start Burnett in Game 4

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08:51 AM ET 10.01 | Barring a sweep in this series, the Yankees will now need a fourth starter for the ALDS. It appears that will be A.J. Burnett. Manager Joe Girardi would not say who's starting beyond Ivan Nova in today's Game 1 resumption and Freddy Garcia in tomorrow's Game 2. But when asked whether his fourth starter candidates would be equipped to handle the new development of now starting a game in this series, Girardi hinted Burnett would be the most likely choice.

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October 1, 2011  08:59 AM ET

Happy Happy, Joy Joy!

October 1, 2011  09:09 AM ET

Hoping AJ will have his best stuff if that happens. He needs to realize Girardi has a short hook ready to yank him if he pitches like do-do.

October 1, 2011  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Happy Happy, Joy Joy!

If he starts that means the Yankees are up in the series or at least tied. It is all day to day with the starters from last night.

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October 1, 2011  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

A 5.67 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP career line in the playoffs does not bode well at all, both of which get worse career-wise against the Tigers. On the bright side, Brad Penny's playoff 6.26 ERA (which takes a nice upward career mark climb agains the Yankees) and 1.82 WHIP - bodes even worse. So you might want to hold off on the zip and stroke routine for a couple of days.Try some golf, you'll probably end up with some autographs from your favorite players.

Part of me hopes he does start, that means the Yankees are in a good place or it will not happen.

October 1, 2011  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

A 5.67 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP career line in the playoffs does not bode well at all, both of which get worse career-wise against the Tigers. On the bright side, Brad Penny's playoff 6.26 ERA (which takes a nice upward career mark climb agains the Yankees) and 1.82 WHIP - bodes even worse. So you might want to hold off on the zip and stroke routine for a couple of days.Try some golf, you'll probably end up with some autographs from your favorite players.

Morning, big head.

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October 1, 2011  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Part of me wants to jump off a cliff every day, but I try not to act on it.

Move to the desert. Play it safe.

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October 1, 2011  11:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I did.

Guess it saves a lot on ski lift tickets.

October 1, 2011  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Part of me hopes he does start, that means the Yankees are in a good place or it will not happen.

That would be the only way it would work for the Yanks.

October 1, 2011  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

That would be the only way it would work for the Yanks.

Or could..

October 1, 2011  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Or could..

or should..

October 1, 2011  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

or should..

Never mind, just leave him off the roster like last year.

October 1, 2011  11:59 AM ET

He usually looks good for around 4 or 5 innings, then he explodes. They should have somebody warming in the pen the whole game, ready for a quick hook.

October 1, 2011  12:26 PM ET
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If he starts that means the Yankees are up in the series or at least tied. It is all day to day with the starters from last night.

Please explain to me how he can start game 4 with the series tied.

I'll wait.

October 1, 2011  12:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Please explain to me how he can start game 4 with the series tied.I'll wait.

Well, since game 1 got suspended then game 2 really becomes game 1,so...............never mind.

October 1, 2011  12:58 PM ET

These two teams have the best aces, but after that its a bunch of negative dueces.

 
October 1, 2011  01:16 PM ET

Burnett is going to start! Thanks for the heads-up, T&R. I'm going to save up all my money and put it on the Tigers for Game 4

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