Found May 02, 2012 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
A.J. Burnett was awesome in his first start as a Pirate. He was pretty good in his second one, too. The third? Well… A.J. Burnett is the first #Pirates starter to allow 12 runs in a game since Glenn Spencer vs. the #Cubs on April 24, 1932. #Cardinals — STATS LLC (@STATS_MLB) May 3, 2012 A.J. Burnett is the 5th pitcher in the live-ball era to allow 12+ ER in less than 3 IP; Vin Mazzaro last year was 1st since 1948. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 3, 2012 Everything that possibly could have gone wrong for Burnett did. The Cardinals pounded everything he threw all over the yard, and it was awful. Once it was clear he didn’t have it, the Pirates left him in to try and give their bullpen a bit of rest, in hopes that Burnett could at least settle in a bit and eat up some innings. Instead, he just kept giving up hard hits and he had to come out in the third inning.  Just a nightmare for A.J. Yankees fans certainly won’t be too surprised to see this — after all, New York did pa...
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