With A-Rod needing a rest, Nick Swisher sore after taking a foul ball off of his knee, and Jorge Posada suffering from bruised toes from a foul ball, Joe Girardi has put out a less than stellar Yankees line up for this afternoon's (3:35 p.m. ET) game with the Scott Kazmir and the LA Angels of Anaheim.
Hence, "the throw away game". Yankees need a big game out of A.J. Burnett to take 2 of 3 in the series.