Double Glazed Front Doors Fitted - It's another matter to succumb to that particular label as readily as A.J. Burnett did this weekend. His conduct on Saturday was a clear indication that not only does he pitch with all-or-nothing results, but he also pitches with an all-or-nothing attitude.
Instead of seeing this weekend as a chance to show he can claw and scratch to help keep his team despite a poor beginning in a match, Burnett let his emotions get the very best of him. This weekend it became increasingly evident that Burnett doesn't have the focus or want to pitch in grind-it-out circumstances. It appears that he feels if he really doesn't have a jewel going by the second inning, what's the point? Why even bother? The match is a lost cause.
At 33, Burnett should also understand a few other things. He should understand that most good sportsmen rise to challenges and bear down when things get tough. He should realize that it's every starting pitcher's job to provide his team a chance to win every time he takes the mound. He really doesn't have to rule in every trip. Sometimes his job will be to keep the match close. Sometimes his job will be to keep his own offense within striking distance.
Most importantly, itis a starting pitcher's job to provide effort each time he's called on to pitch. This really doesn't merely mean physical effort. This means mental effort. This implies pitching to the ebbs and flows of the match. Like Burnett did on Saturday should you give up an early lead, suck it up and give your team a chance to come back. Do not let your machinists get idle as a result of concentration and lost focus. And definitely, do not lose control of your emotions.