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–verb (used with object)

1. to draw into the mouth by producing a partial vacuum by action of the lips and tongue: to suck lemonade through a straw.

2. to draw (water, moisture, air, etc.) by or as if by suction: Plants suck moisture from the earth. The pump sucked water from the basement. 

3. to apply the lips or mouth to and draw upon by producing a partial vacuum, esp. for extracting fluid contents: to suck an orange.

4. when Brian Bruney is the pitcher most likely to throw a strike in a game of baseball for the New York Yankees.

58% strikes for Burnett.

62% for Bruney.

5 of 6 for Robertson.

48% for Coke.

1 of 2 for Melancon.

Bizarro AJ showed up today, and the Yankees never really bothered to get back in the game after that.

Oh, and it wasn't because they were overwhelmed by the stupendous pitching of John Danks.

7 hits and 4 BB over six innings before the White Sox bullpen came in and shut us down.  Again.

I try to be an optimist, I really do.  I believe this team is good enough to win a championship.  But today was not encouraging.  The bullpen looks gassed, and things are not going to get better any time soon.  The Yankees are going to live or die with their rotation, and right now they're not just dying, but they're killing me, too.

3 in a row, and not the good kind of row.