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A.J. Burnett (10-7, 4.08) can be one scary fire-breathing dragon to face, even despite his August struggles. Our ace is 0-3 with a 6.32 ERA in his last 5 starts, including one mess of an outing against the Red Sox. Today's Texas starter Dustin Nippert (4-2, 3.95), whose name spells "Pinstriped Nut" if you mix up the letters, isn't faring much better in his last 5 on the road (0-2, 5.79). I don't know at what point this happened, but I just realized this guy's on my fantasy team.

(The significance of this as well as his anagrammed name, I'm not sure.)

The Yanks have now scored 47 runs in the last 5 games, and this includes one game where they only banked 1. The only chinks in their armor heading into this afternooner, stem from Posada and ARod's penchant for fouling balls off themselves. I'm sure everyone is overjoyed to see Burnett with a non-Jorge battery mate today, but our primary catcher is currently 3-7 with 6 RBIs and 2 HRs in the past 2 games. His replacement is 6 for 25 with 7Ks in the month of August.

Johnny Damon comes back into the lineup, and good God, the New York order is just stacked. The Rangers' bats are no slouches either, with Michael Young and Josh Hamilton showing no signs of waning, but the Yankees are hungrier right now. Win today, and they've won 11 of their last 12 series. The "Pinstriped Nut" should be shuddering about now.


  1. jimm ny said...
    if you were listening to Sterling and Suzy they actually can jinx AJ's perfect game...his 5 min diatribe on how its not possible, imploded perfectly for three runs in 4th...

    Pinstriped nut? how did you come up with that, funny sheeeeet there chick, along with the Pee Wee quote love that one, use to say that alot, along with the patented laugh
    Crazy Yankee Chick said...
    hahaha I just looked at nippert's name and it sort of jumped out at me. I told someone that I think I'm like john nash of letters or soemthing. I dont know why or how it came to me.

    The game was so frustrating yesterday, thank God i wasn't actually watching it except for on GameDay. I couldnt handle listening to Suzyn and Sterling. They are such jinxes it's ridiculous. Hope the weather holds out for this wknd's game. Need to get back in the swing of things..

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