Originally posted on Bleed Black & Gold  |  Last updated 6/30/12

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.

PLAYERS: AJ Burnett
TEAMS: Pittsburgh Pirates
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