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Phils Look to Close the Gap Behind Hamels

Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen Monday night, it was obvious that the zero run effort in support of Jerome Williams would not help produce a victory. Last evening, a four run improvement was still not enough to hand the victory to A.J. Burnett after his five run outing. Each final score in...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rock Bottom

The Philadelphia Phillies signed several veterans this off-season in hopes that each one of them would contribute enough to help the team remain competitive. The last veteran they signed was A.J. Burnett. Burnett was coming off a trip to the post-season a year ago with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has experience, having pitched in both […]
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett Timid About Future After Latest Loss

#490430055 / gettyimages.com When the Phillies signed AJ Burnett to a one-year, $16 million contract, they hoped that he would offer a great option out of the three spot in the rotation. Not only did Amaro get a proven veteran starter, but Burnett would be playing comfortably in an area...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Amarista's homer lifts Padres over Phillies 5-4

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Padres have always valued Alexi Amarista's defensive versatility. This time, the diminutive shortstop flashed a big bat. Amarista had three hits, including a two-run homer, to lead San Diego to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Amarista's two-out homer in the sixth inning off A.J. Burnett (8-17) followed a walk to Jake Goebbert...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Amarista's homer lifts Padres over Phillies 5-4

SAN DIEGO (AP) Alexi Amarista had three hits, including a go-ahead two-run homer, to lead the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Amarista's two-out homer in the sixth inning off A.J. Burnett (8-17) put the Padres ahead 4-3. Amarista, who doubled in the second and singled in the fourth, fell a triple short of the cycle when he grounded...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates 4, Phillies 1

When the Pirates left St Louis after getting swept, things were looking bleak. It looked like their divisional hopes were toast and it seemed possible that the three devastating losses could help knock them back in the wild card race. But, the one thing that you could look at optimistically was the upcoming schedule, and the Pirates took full advantage of their next seven road games...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Liriano's 12 Strikeouts Silence Phils Offense

A.J. Burnett got his second opportunity this season to face off against his former team. Burnett, the Opening Day starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013, contemplated retirement this offseason before choosing to sign a short deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Back in the summer, when the Phillies took...
Via Philliedelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 146: Phillies vs. Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates (76-69) at Philadelphia Phillies (67-78) Starting Pitchers: PIT: Francisco Liriano (4-10, 3.74 ERA) vs. PHI: A.J. Burnett (8-15, 4.29 ERA) Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Cloudy with rain possible, 80 Media: Twitter and Facebook Note for tonight:  A.J. Burnett will be facing his former team tonight, and hopefully that provides some insight...
Via Phillies Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A big game against a bad team

In the ever-growing pantheon of “biggest games of the year,” the Pittsburgh Pirates have a huge opportunity tonight in Philadelphia. The Cardinals lost to the Reds this afternoon and the Braves are off, while the Brewers play the Marlins again. At the very least a win shrinks the Cardinals’ division lead to 2 1/2 games (which suddenly seems manageable, even with less than...
Via WHYGAVS?
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Game 146

I hope you weren’t too upset with yesterday’s very small protest.  Some things are just more important than baseball and, frankly, I’m a sucker for a protest. But hey!  The Pirates won.  Sure they effed away the potential five game winning streak that basically no team makes the playoffs without achieving , but they’re still in the playoffs as of right now. Fittingly enough...
Via This Is Getting Old
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamels, Phillies Look to Complete Sweep of Nationals

#454475410 / gettyimages.com After securing their fourth series win in the last five, the Phillies (66-75) will now be searching for their sixth straight win against the NL East leading Nationals (79-61) today at 1:35 in DC. Last night, the Phils capitalized on a strong start from AJ Burnett and...
Via Philliedelphia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Lose Fifth Straight To Phils

With Atlanta arriving in town for a three game series beginning on Monday, the Nats are not having the kind of weekend that Manager Matt Williams had hoped for. Washington (79-61) dropping yet another to the Phillies, 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Park. 37-year old A.J. Burnett discovered the fountain of youth, scattering six innings over seven innings of work to earn the win...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals slide continues against Burnett, Phillies

For the fifth consecutive game the Washington Nationals ends up in the loss column against the Philadelphia Phillies — this time by the final score of 3-1. The Ugly The Nationals seemed to have a bit of a hangover after Friday’s devastating loss to the Phillies. But give credit where it’s due. Phillies starter A.J. Burnett stifled the Nats batters for seven innings, holding...
Via KCM Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett sharp as Phillies beat Nationals 3-1

WASHINGTON (AP) A.J. Burnett allowed one run in seven innings, Ryan Howard had two RBIs and the last-place Philadelphia Phillies beat Washington 3-1 Saturday to secure their first winning season against the Nationals since 2010. Dominic Brown homered for the Phillies, who have won their last five games against the NL East leaders and hold a 10-8 advantage in the series that ends...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels tried trading for A.J. Burnett, the AL West race is over

The September 2nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels tried trading for A.J. Burnett, the AL West race is over and much more… The Story: The Angels tried to trade for A.J. Burnett. The Monkey Says: And failed because they wanted him to decline his 2015 player option. That seems like a lot to ask for a guy who already was likely reticent...
Via Monkey with a Halo
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Flushing Flop: Phillies Fall To Mets In Finale

#452991404 / gettyimages.com The Phillies entered Sunday having won eight of their last 11 games and hoped to take down the New York Mets on their own territory for what could have been their fourth straight series victory. Instead, the Phillies combined sloppy play with a rough A.J. Burnett start,...
Via Philliedelphia
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett Falls Short

A.J. Burnett was coming off what might have been his best start of 2014. He went eight innings against the Washington Nationals  last Monday night, and struck out 12 batters en route to his first win of the second half. Today he hung in there and kept his walks down, but could not hold off […]
Via Philly Sports Live
19 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett strike out twelve Nats in seven strong innings of work, as the Phils hang on to defeat the division leading Nats, 3-2.

The Phils take the series opener from the division leading Nats as A.J. Burnett throw seven strong inning, winning 3-2. The Phils took the lead in the bottom of the fourth as, with runners on the corners, and with one man out, Dom Brown hits an RBI single, scoring Ryan Howard, who had earlier doubled, […]
Via MyTeamRivals.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett: maybe I won’t retire after this season after all

A.J. Burnett sounds a little like that golfer everybody knows, the one who’s ready to give up the game and sell his clubs until one great round pulls him back in. After getting beaten by the Seattle Mariners last week, Burnett sounded like a man who was ready to walk away from at least $10 million and retire this winter. “Probably not,” he said when asked whether he intended...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett strikes out 12 to help Phillies cool red-hot Nats

  A mechanical adjustment in between starts helped A.J. Burnett out of a funk. Burnett struck out 12 in seven innings and Cody Asche and Carlos Ruiz homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night. ''I just noticed something with my delivery, or the leg kick,'' Burnett said. ''I just noticed something...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett Silences Nats Bats

Veteran pitcher A.J. Burnett was too much for Washington on Monday night, as the Phils beat the Nats 3-2 in Philadelphia. Despite the loss, the Nationals maintain a 7.5 game lead in the National League East. The 37 year old Burnett struck out a dozen, scattering three hits and issuing only a single walk in seven innings of work. Burnett’s only mistake, a solo home run by Anthony...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett Silences Nats in Loss to Phillies

AJ Burnett struck out 12 Washington Nationals (75-55) in seven innings, holding them to just one run, meaning that good pitching was not enough for the Nats, as they dropped the series opener to the Philadelphia Phillies (59-72), 3-2. Tanner Roark, as always, was solid. He put runners on the corners in the first, but escaped and retired the next six Phillies he faced. Ground ball...
Via The Nats Blog
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Asche & Ruiz Go Deep as Burnett Dazzles for Phils

Coming off of back-to-back series wins for the first time since late April, the Phillies (59-72) welcomed the first place Nationals (75-55) to Citizens Bank Park looking to keep their momentum going. On the hill for Philadelphia was AJ Burnett. Over his last three starts before tonight, Burnett had given...
Via Philliedelphia
25 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett’s Punchout

A.J. Burnett showed tonight the very reason why the Phillies signed him this past off-season. After struggling mightily in every start post all-star break, Burnett was dominant tonight. It doesn’t seem too long ago that Burnett was giving the Phillies fits in the 2009 World Series as a member of the New York Yankees. The man […]
Via Philly Sports Live
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies’ A.J. Burnett Ready To Retire After The Season?

A.J. Burnett may be ready to hang up the cleats – Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images via ESPN.com The Philadelphia Phillies may be the last team pitcher A.J. Burnett plays for. According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, Burnett reportedly told the media “probably not” when asked if he’s pitching next season. A.J. Burnett said, “Probably not,” when asked if he plans...
Via The Sports Journal
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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