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Game 95: Brave A.J.

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Courageous A.J. Burnett, cuts and all, goes against Brian Bannister.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - A.J. Burnett 7-8 19 19 0 0 0 0 110.0 117 67 61 14 46 82 4.99 1.48

Vs.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Brian Bannister 7-8 19 19 0 0 0 0 108.1 125 70 68 20 40 62 5.65 1.52

The last time Bannister faced the Yanks (August '08), he conceded 10 runs in the first inning... He's allowed at least four earned runs in each of his last four starts... The Royals called up Alex Gordon after David DeJesus was DL'ed.

Against a free-swinging team like Kansas City, I'm cautiously expecting Good A.J. (assuming his hands are healed)... What's most concerning about A.J. is how his K rate has plummeted (9.6, 9.4, 8.5, 6.7 the last four years).

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