Swisher has to do SOMETHING. burnett kept the offensive - minded yankees close enough to have a chance to comeback; it was within reach; doable. (4-0, then 6-4). after that, when the angels came back to retake the lead, that wasn't Burnett's fault.
bases loaded, you gotta do something, especially when you don't have a RBI for the whole series... 5 games; (not just any team, but a Yankees team that does very well putting RISP).
i mean, even if Swisher had belted it deep, but just shy of the warning track, at least it shows that his swing is straight. he almost stuck out swinging had he not barely tipped the previous pitch.
you can only use the "slump" excuse for so long. Sure, i agree that Girardi isn't a good manager, especially w/ the talent he has. and it's ultimately his fault. but if you're Swisher, you can't 2nd guess your skipper. now you're there. you're at the plate. hit the ball and validate your millions. you're on the most storied franchise, deep in October, and you can't get a hit to save your life. ridiculous. maybe grow your hair back out, Nick.
add - good point, TA. Angel's coach made me scratch my head too. he's lucky that he pulled it out, otherwise, that would've been one hell of a last news conference to explain how the season ended. good point.