ESPN talking heads like Steve Phillips are making a lot about A.J. Burnett and Jorge Posada not being on the same page last Saturday when the Yankees lost 14-1 to the Red Sox.
What say you, Girardi?
Yankees manager Joe Girardi sees no reason to split up batterymates A.J. Burnett and Jorge Posada despite some obvious miscommunication between the duo during a 14-1 loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.
Burnett allowed nine hits and a career-high nine runs in five innings, dropping to 0-3 in his last five starts.
“I don’t have a lot of concerns about it,” Girardi said. “We had a bad game and we move forward.”
Girardi said “too much is being made of the story,” and he referred to an Aug. 7 game at Yankee Stadium in which Posada caught as Burnett one-hit the Red Sox in 7 2/3 scoreless innings.
“The way that I have caught Jorge and Molina is that Jorge has either caught two of three or three out of four,” Girardi said. “I have not given anyone a personal catcher. I will continue to rotate it. [Jorge] isn’t 25 anymore.”
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