Andy Pettite or A.J. Burnett in Game 2?
A much debated topic has been who the Yankees should start in game two of the ALDS? A.J. Burnett or Andy Pettite? How about Nick Swisher? Shelley Duncan? In all seriousness, however, this is very important. Game two is often an important game that could sway the outcome of the series. If you won game one….a game two win is huge. If you lost game one…a game two win is almost positively needed.
A.J. Burnett: Burnett is 5-3 with a 3.65 ERA at home. On the road he is 7-6 with a 4.73 ERA.
Andy Pettite is 6-4 with a 4.59 ERA at home. On the road he is 8-3 with a 3.59 ERA.
So, going by the stats isn’t Burnett the obvious choice? Plus you get to mix up the lefties.
Still, if you want to go by who you would trust more in an important game you would probably go with Andy Pettite?
So who would YOU go with? (I say Burnett)