A.J. Burnett started 25 games for the Yankees and he has a 10-7 record. My big questions is 10 wins? Really? Carl Pavano has 11 wins. Jamie Moyer who is 75 has 11 wins.
In Burnett’s 25 starts the team went 16-9. So why does Burnett only have 10 wins..why not 16 or 15? Let’s look at those no decisions with a result of a win.
In 3 of the 6 no decisions he left the game when it was tied and given up an average of 3 runs. In the other 3 the team was down, at most, 2 runs and he still did not give up more than 3. It is hard to tell what would of happened if he was left in with the ties, but there were 3 wins that were on the table.
Let’s look at the losses. All of them.
First the no decisions losses. There were only 2, one of which he gave up 8 runs the other 3. The one he gave up 3 runs, the team was down by 3.
His straight up losses, he gave up 9, 3, 7, 1, 3, 5, 5. Giving up 1 run and loosing…ouch.
In my estimation he had 3 ‘bad’ games. The most recent against the BoSox giving up 8 runs. The 9 run game against Boston early in the year, and a 7 run game against the Chicago White Sox in early August.
Not that bad. I think pitchers are allowed a few ‘blow-outs’ it is just surprising that he only has 10 wins with a team that has so much offense.