Watching the Yankees-Met game—and when you see A.J. Burnett pitch the way he's pitching the first two innings, with a sick, knee-buckling curve and serious, moving 95-mph heat, you wonder how does Burnett have an ERA barley under 5.00? David Wright practically backed out of the batter's box on a Burnett curve that landed dead center of the strike zone.
And the same goes with Kyle Farnsworth. Earlier this year, he was electric against the Yankees. A 98-mph fastball with movement and life, and a sick slider that broke practically to the feet of the batter after starting in the zone.
It makes you wonder why some guys who have filthy stuff just can't keep it going; why they sometimes strike out two batters on 6 pitches, then lay an egg and give up a 6-run inning before getting the last out (Farnsworth, I'm looking at you.) Is it lack of concentration? Focus? Just wondering. What do you all think?