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Bucs starter A.J. Burnett won his 8th straight start against the Phillies on Thursday. Put simply, he is dominating the mound right now. Burnett is 9-2 this season with a 3.31 ERA and 69 strike outs. Only 5 pitchers in the league have more wins.
After 81.2 innings so far this season, Burnett has given up 72 hits, 29 walks, and 31 runs (30 earned) which results in a WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched) of 1.24. AJ has played great so far. Hopefully, he can keep this streak alive for a while longer.
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A.J. Burnett guided the Pittsburg Prates to a 5-4 triumph over the Phillies yesterday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The 35-year-old Burnett, who has gone 9-2 with a 3.31 ERA in 13 starts, managed to become the first Pirates … Continue reading →
A new catcher didn't affect A.J. Burnett's groove.
Burnett threw 6 2-3 sharp innings to win his eighth straight start, Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday.
Pedro Alvarez also went deep for Pittsburgh, which split the four-game set in Philadelphia by winning the last two. The surprising Pirates, seeking...
The 5 first-inning runs and AJ Burnett’s quality start were just enough to give the Pirates a 5-4 win this afternoon in Philadelphia. The Pirates were able to split the series with the Phillies, giving them a win in the season series. Drew Sutton led off the game with a single, and Neil Walker followed [...]
A.J. Burnett threw 6 2-3 sharp innings to win his eighth straight start, Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday.
Pedro Alvarez also went deep for Pittsburgh, which split the four-game set in Philadelphia by winning the last two. The surprising Pirates, seeking their first winning season since 1992, are 40-35 and...
Nearly two months ago, the Cardinals pounded A.J. Burnett for 12 runs at Busch Stadium in a miserable evening for the Pirates. That night still gets mentioned every time Burnett takes the mound, or even when someone discusses his numbers. A.J. won’t make a start in St. Louis this weekend, so tonight the Pirate hitters went out and avenged their fearless new leader with an amazing...
The rosters for next week’s All-Star game have been released, and two Pirates are on the list. That’s one more than we usually see before any replacements start coming in — but not not quite as many as we were hoping for this season.
Andrew McCutchen was a lock to make it. It’s pretty sad that he only finished 7th among NL outfielders in fan votes, but I’d have to think...
Final: Pirates 5, Phillies 4.
WP: A.J. Burnett (9-2, 3.31 ERA)
LP: Kyle Kendrick (2-8, 5.35 ERA)
SV: Joel Hanrahan (20)
Kyle Kendrick started today for the Phillies, looking to get his team a winning record for the home-stand. Unfortunately, having already given up five runs in the top of the first inning, the Phillies' offense could not retake the lead the rest of the way...
Unfortunately, Rod only played in 2 games this week. One was great, the other not so much. Monday’s 1st-inning injury cut Rod’s week short. Last Friday, June 22, Rod was 2-3 with a run scored. He followed Pedro Alvarez’s leadoff single with a single of his own to center field, and then AJ Burnett came [...]
At the 75 game mark, the Pirates are a game behind the Reds and a half-game ahead of the Cardinals in the NL Central heading into Busch Stadium Mark 3 for a weekend series. This is about as big as baseball gets for a team that hasn't had a winning season since 1992. Unfortunatey for the Buccos, AJ Burnett and James McDonald both pitched to close out the Phillies series, which...