Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 4/18/13
I've said this before, but the biggest revelation of the AJ Burnett's time in Pittsburgh is that occasionally a pitcher with great stuff can take the mound and you'll know within minutes that he's going to take the game over. It happened for Burnett a few times last summer against the Astros and once on a nearly-unforgettable night against the Cubs and it happened again on Wednesday. Sometimes, AJ Burnett takes the mound and he's going to be the best player on the field that night and there's just no doubt about it from the outset. Really, isn't that all you can hope for from a pitcher? Burnett was perfect through 5 1/3 and held the Cardinals hitless through 6 2/3 and it seemed for a while like he was going to need to be that good to get his first win of 2013. As it turned out, the Pirates put some extra runs on the board after Shelby Miller came out of the game and turned this one into a relatively easy win. Still, when a pitcher goes out and gives you seven innings of one-hit ...
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