Gameday 15: Braves vs. Phillies

Atlanta Braves (10-4) at Philadelphia Phillies (6-8) Starting Pitchers: PHI: AJ Burnett vs. ATL: Alex Wood Time: 1:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Sunny, 52 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: Plain and simple, the Phillies need a win today on getaway day. They’ve had some brutal losses recently. Keep an eye on AJ Burnett in the later innings to see how that...
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Phillies' A.J. Burnett to pitch despite hernia

Veteran right-handed starter A.J. Burnett, who signed a one-year $16 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, isn't planning to spend that year on the disabled list. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports Burnett received a cortisone shot to treat  a "small inguinal hernia" which will require surgery in the off-season. He will make his scheduled start...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett will pitch through hernia injury

A.J. Burnett admitted last week he is no "spry chicken," but the 37-year-old righthander will attempt to pitch the rest of this season with a small inguinal hernia. Burnett was diagnosed with the injury Monday morning and received a corticosteroid injection. He will make his scheduled start Wednesday. "It's not a sports hernia," Phillies assistant general...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' A.J. Burnett to get ultrasound on injured groin

The Philadelphia Phillies finished a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 4-3 victory on Sunday. Chase Utley hit what proved to be the game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth off of Mike Dunn. Utley went 3-for-4 to raise his batting average to .500 on the season. Kyle Kendrick allowed two earned runs in six innings while striking out seven. Antonio Bastardo...
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Phillies' A.J. Burnett still sore, status for next start is uncertain

The Philadelphia Phillies snapped a four-game losing streak last night with a 6-3 victory over the Miami Marlins. The win improved the Phillies to 4-6 on the season. Jake Diekman got the win in relief and Jonathan Papelbon recorded his second save. Chase Utley continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Marlon Byrd and Domonic Brown also had...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett exits start in the fifth inning with groin soreness

The Phillies may be in danger of losing another starting pitcher to injury. A.J. Burnett winced after throwing a pitch to Casey McGehee in the top of the fifth inning during Friday night’s start against the Marlins. After walking McGehee to load the bases, the Phillies’ trainer visited Burnett and the right-hander left the game, giving way to reliever Jake Diekman. Diekman was...
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A.J Burnett leaves game with groin soreness

getty images Philadelphia Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett left Friday’s start after experiencing groin soreness during the fifth inning. Burnett left the game after 4 1/3 innings of work. Prior to departing he had already thrown 106 pitches of which 54 were for strikes. He allowed two runs on five hits and six walks while striking out four. A.J. Burnett left the game because he...
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BREAKING: Phillies' A.J. Burnett leaves game with injury

The Philadelphia Phillies had to remove A.J. Burnett from their game Friday night against the Miami Marlins.  Burnett had tossed 106 pitches through four & a third innings when he motioned for the trainers.  Todd Zolecki of MLB.com tweets it out:Athletic trainer Scott Sheridan to the mound after Burnett hurt himself throwing a pitch to McGehee. Burnett leaves the field....
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Burnett Struggles Early, Cubs Blowout Phillies 8-3

Chase Utley gets hit by a pitch for the 157th time in his career After outscoring the Cubs 9-2 in the first two games of the series, the Phillies were outscored 8-3 on Sunday afternoon as they failed to sweep the Cubs in Chicago for the first time since 2009. Burnett Struggles Early -AJ Burnett struggled early in this ball game. Burnett faced eight batters in the first inning, walking...
Via Phillies Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett signing could have deep ripple effects

Hey, it's not our money. Thus concludes my analysis of the AJ Burnett signing. That is way oversimplifying things, but for a team likely contending for no more than third place, as long as Burnett doesn't cost prospects and won't affect the team after this season, the Phillies can waste their money however they want. That is a big part of why I like the Burnett deal...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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