Yankees starter A.J. Burnett thought he had recovered from an awful June. Then came Saturday's blowout loss to Tampa Bay. Burnett gave up a two-run homer in the second inning and slammed open a set of double doors in the clubhouse, slicing both palms open on plastic lineup-card holders in the process. He came out for the third but was pulled two batters later.

Pretty smart to throw a fit when your team is trying to build on a three-game lead in the American League East. The top of New York's rotation is fine. But there isn't much depth there with Andy Pettitte out and Burnett (4.99 ERA) and Javier Vasquez (4.45 ERA) struggling. Burnett's ERA was 3.28 on May 30. He has now allowed four runs or more in six of his last eight starts.