Which A.J. Burnett will the Yankees get?

Erratic starter has had success vs. Rangers, but will he be able to get the curve over?

Updated: October 19, 2010, 6:17 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- When A.J. Burnett is on, he knows where his pitches are going, but hitters have doubts. A former major leaguer, who is now a scout, says when Burnett is "effectively wild," he creates a "scare tactic."

Besides just trying to hit the ball, uncomfortable batters have another thought: "Is a mid-90s fastball going to hit my head?"

"You just don't know," the scout said.

That is the thing about the New York Yankees' Game 4 starter: You just don't know.

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