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A.J. Burnett gets it together ... for now

Struggling starter ignored Girardi's threats, kept composure to win versus A's

Updated: September 2, 2010, 10:22 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- As far as empty threats go, the one Joe Girardi delivered to A.J. Burnett five days ago in Chicago appears to have been one of the more effective.

You will recall that after Burnett got shelled for nine runs in less than four innings by the White Sox on Friday, the New York Yankees manager quite pointedly announced that he would be "re-evaluating'' his rotation over the weekend.

This was widely read to mean that Burnett's spot was in jeopardy, when, in fact, ...

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