It didn't take Dave Eiland long to diagnose A.J. Burnett's mechanical problems -
... [he was] opening up his front side during his delivery and was not following through properly toward the plate, which flattened out his pitches and affected his control.
"The big thing with A.J. is he flies open," Eiland said... "The key catchphrase with him is ‘all your energy toward home plate.' "
Burnett's next start is Friday against Toronto.
- Dustin Moseley is on his way to the Bronx from Triple-A Scranton. His 2010 stats: 4-4, 72.2 ip, 4.21 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 55 K, 18 BB. Chad Gaudin is expected to be DFA'd (again).
- The last time the Yanks were CG'd in consecutive games at home was 1991 (the Angels' Mark Langston and Jim Abbott).
- A-Rod donated $250 K to a Bronx hospital -
... to help fund the construction of the Bronx hospital's outpatient center, according to a news release from the Yankees. The center offers treatment for cardiac illnesses, asthma, diabetes and neurological disorders, among other health issues...
- Ground was broken on Heritage Field, where the old Yankee Stadium once stood.
Once complete, Heritage Field will include three baseball fields, bleachers, track-and-field space and commemorative touches that pay respect to the old ballfield.
Joba Chamberlain and Brian Cashman took part.
Day game today: Sabathia vs. Rowland-Smith at 1 p.m.