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Let's all exhale just a little bit.  After last night's debacle, the Pirates got a little bit of everything that they needed tonight. AJ Burnett came out tonight with a slider that should've been required by law to have a turn signal affixed to it. He spotted the Reds a 2-0 lead, then completely shut them down from innings 3-7. He racked up 12 strikeouts in total and he only allowed two base runners over his last five innings, which game the Pirates plenty of time to get back into the game. I don't know what I imagined for AJ Burnett's Pirate career when they picked him up just before spring training in 2012, but it's incredible how far the team has come from that point to one in which Burnett is racking up strikeouts in front of a sold-out PNC Park in a pivotal game during a playoff race. Seeing him leap off the mound and pump his fist after striking out Henry Rodriguez to end the sevneth inning was a chill-inducing moment. Of course, Burnett needed ...
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