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Game 18: Pirates 2 Diamondbacks 1

It’s nice to see this Pirate team start to win some baseball games in different ways. They came into this game having lost quite a few pitchers duels (almost all of them with AJ Burnett or Francisco Liriano on the mound — six of their eight losses have been started by those two, even though they’ve pitched quite well), so it was really good to see Burnett make another solid...
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stealing one late

The Pirates were able to win the type of game they struggled with just a week or two ago – low-scoring, good starting pitching, nervous moments with the bullpen, etc. They weren’t getting the late breaks in, say, the Cincinnati series, but this time they did and now they’ve won four in a row. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…A.J. Burnett is not getting any run...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 8: Tigers 2 Pirates 0

The good news is that the second phase of the AJ Burnett Experiment went quite well. He cruised through six innings, he struck out eight Tigers, he walked two, threw 69 of 111 pitches for strikes, and got three times as many groundouts as flyouts. He only ran into trouble in the seventh inning, when his control abandoned him a little bit. Still, it’s fair to say that through two...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect A.J. Burnett to Return to his 2013 Form

It is understandable that A.J. Burnett would like to take a mulligan for his 2014 season. No veteran pitcher wants to waste one of the final seasons of his career getting tagged with 18 losses on a last place ball club. Last season started with a regrettable decision to leave the Pittsburgh Pirates and their analytic approach to defending ground balls in favor of an opportunity...
Via Hidden Vigorish
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: A.J. Burnett "Likely" to Pitch For Phillies in 2015

When A.J. Burnett signed his deal with the Phillies, the headline in the email sent to fans indicated that the Phillies signed Burnett to a one-year deal. However, the number of starts Burnett made would give him a player option worth up to $12. 75 million for 2015. Burnett made...
Via Philliedelphia
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

AJ Burnett says he will likely retire after season

#453357756 / At the trade deadline, A.J. Burnett's player option may have kept him from joining another team. With a potentially expensive deal being locked in, cash-strapped teams feared Burnett would stick around. After tonight's loss to the Seattle Mariners, Burnett may have been speaking from the standpoint of...
Via Philliedelphia
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles talking with Phillies about AJ Burnett trade?

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Baltimore Orioles have had "preliminary talks" with the Philadelphia Phillies regarding starting pitcher A.J. Burnett.Phillies and Orioles have had very preliminary talks on a trade that would send A.J. Burnett to Baltimore, sources tell @FOXSports1.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 19, 2014First of all, let's not get ahead of ourselves...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Burnett goes the distance to lead Phillies past the Cardinals 5-1

ST. LOUIS -- A.J. Burnett scattered seven hits for his first complete game of the year and the Philadelphia Phillies won their season-high fifth in a row, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 Friday night. The Phillies' winning streak has come on the road. They have won nine of 11 overall. St. Louis has dropped three in a row after winning five straight. Burnett (5-6) threw 111 pitches...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Contending teams may view Phillies A.J. Burnett as potential add-on

A.J. Burnett started this season as one of the best pitchers in the league through his first seven starts posting a 2.06 ERA in those games. Burnett cooled off dramatically after that possibly due to a groin injury he suffered earlier this season as he has posted a 7.25 ERA in his last six appearances. However, despite the recent drop-offs in his last few starts, the right-handed...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Finish Road Trip As Burnett Blows Through D’Backs

To finish off their 10-game road trip to the western United States, the Phillies beat the Diamondbacks, 2-0, behind an impressive performance from A.J. Burnett. BURNETT BURNS -Burnett was excellent, shutting down Arizona by striking out eight over eight scoreless innings. This is exactly why the Phillies signed him – to be the solid complement to Lee and Hamels that can also dominate...
Via Phillies Nation
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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