Yankees Notes: Burnett, Swisher, Joba, Gardner

With last night’s disappointing 8-6 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Yankees have fallen into a tie for 1st place with the Tampa Bay Rays. Dustin Moseley is on the mound this evening for the Yankees as they now have to worry about falling behind the red hot Rays.

Here are some notes:

  • AJ Burnett allowed 8 earned runs in 4.2 innings last night. It was his worst start since June 26. He had a 2.00 ERA in 5 starts in July.
  • Nick Swisher homered twice last night. He now has 22 homers this season. He now has 11 homers at Yankee Stadium, he only had 8 all of last season there.
  • Joba Chamberlain pitched a scoreless 9th, he hasn’t allowed an earned run in 3 appearances since losing his role as the primary 8th inning setupman.
  • Brett Gardner might be getting more respect at the plate.

That’s all for right now. I’ve been a little slow with the updates since the deadline passed. Sorry about that, but I’ve needed some kind of break from the blog. I should be back posting regularly tomorrow.

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Rob Abruzzese created Bronx Baseball Daily in 2008 just before graduating from Brooklyn College. He currently serves BBD as its editor and works as a reporter at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Follow Rob on Twitter @RobAbruzzese.

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