AJ Burnett was nearly perfect last time out, and took the tough luck loss despite 1 run over 6.1IP. He stymied the Mets two weks ago- 7 shutout innings.
He's exactly the man I want on the mound as the Yanks try to run their modest winning streak to 4 games.
Mets starter Tim Redding was a Yankee for an inning back in 2005. When most of the starter went down simultaneously, the Yanks called up the journeyman and childhood Yankee fan. And in Fenway Park, Redding got murdered. I was in a bar in Aurora, NY, waiting for a buddy to get off his shift in the restaurant across the street; for whatever reason, there was a Red Sox fan sitting next to me. Redding gave up 4 base on balls, 4 hits, and left in the bottom of the second, down by 3 with the bases loaded and nobody out. It was an awful day. I had to drive, so I couldn't even drown my sorrows.
I'm of the humble opinion that he owes us an easy day.