A. J. Burnett SP PIT 5 days ago

Burnett gave up two runs -- one earned -- on eight hits and two walks while striking out five in six innings Thursday against the Reds.

Burnett labored through six innings, needing 110 pitches to get 18 outs. He failed the retire the Reds in order even once, but left with a 4-2 lead thanks in part to a two-run single he laced up the middle off Cincinnati's Anthony DeSclafani in the second. It was the first multiple-RBI hit of Burnett's 17-year career, but the Pirates failed to hold on to the lead, leaving Burnett with a no-decision. The 38-year-old lowered his ERA to 2.01, and he'll look to lower it even more in his next scheduled start Wednesday at Detroit.

A. J. Burnett SP PIT 2 weeks ago

Burnett allowed four runs (three earned) on 14 hits, walking one and striking out seven over 6.2 innings of a 4-1 loss to the Nationals on Friday night.

Burnett (6-3, 2.05 ERA) has enjoyed a renaissance season so far this year, but this was not one of his strongest outings. Allowing 14 hits, and a walk, he was dodging bullets throughout, and did well to limit the damage. He continues to make the transition to more of a finesse pitcher, having lost some of his power arsenal, so he could be challenged at times, but he has enjoyed considerable success this season.

A. J. Burnett SP PIT 2 weeks ago

Burnett tossed nine shutout innings against the Phillies on Sunday, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out four.

A season after allowing the most earned runs in the majors, Burnett has compiled a 1.89 ERA through 85.2 IP. He registered a career-best 3.30 ERA for Pittsburgh in 2013 and remains on track to better that performance. At 38 years of age, injuries remain a constant worry. Regression is also a distinct possibility, but for now Burnett and his 74:24 K:BB ratio continue to wow fantasy owners.

A. J. Burnett SP PIT 3 weeks ago

Burnett fell to 6-2 after a hard luck loss to Milwaukee on Monday in which he allowed just one run on five hits over six innings.

Burnett struck out six and walked one and continues a brilliant season, but Jimmy Nelson and the Brewers managed a shutout Monday night to negate the effort. Burnett's ERA is down to 2.11 and his K/BB is up to 3.04.

A. J. Burnett SP PIT 1 month ago

Burnett (5-1) picked up the win Thursday, giving up five runs- four earned- on eight hits and two walks while striking out six in 5.2 innings Thursday against the Padres.

Burnett won his fifth straight start, as the Pirates defeated the Padres 11-5. Jung Ho Kang hit a three-run homer and Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco also went deep in support of Burnett. Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker and Franciso Cervelli each had three of the Pirates' 15 hits, and the Pirates starters are 7-0 during their win streak. Burnett is off to a hot start, with five wins and a 1.81 ERA. He'll look to add to his win streak in his next scheduled start Tuesday at San Francisco.

A. J. Burnett SP PIT 1 month ago

Burnett was dominant on Saturday, giving up just one run on five hits over seven innings and striking out a season-high 10 to pick up his fourth win of the season.

He continues to impress, and Burnett has now reeled off eight straight quality starts while sporting a 1.37 ERA and a 53:18 K:BB ratio in 59 innings. He'll have an excellent shot at making it nine straight QS in his next start, on the road against the Padres in pitcher-friendly Petco Park on Thursday.

A. J. Burnett SP PIT 1 month ago

Burnett picked up his third win of the season on Sunday, striking out seven across seven scoreless innings versus the Cubs. He did issue five walks and gave up three hits, however.

Free passes aside, the 38-year-old was dominant again and has now allowed two earned runs or fewer in all eight of his starts this season, delivering quality starts in seven of those outings. Burnett will now have a week of rest before his next start, which will come next Sunday against the Mets as he attempts to win his fourth straight.

A. J. Burnett SP PIT 2 months ago

Burnett earned his second win of the season Tuesday, throwing seven innings of two-run ball (one earned) against the Phillies. He gave up six hits and a walk, striking out five.

The righty lowered his earned-run average to 1.60 in 45 innings. Burnett, who has yet to allow more than two runs in any of his seven starts, continues to deliver after taking a $4 million-plus pay cut to play for Pittsburgh instead of Philadelphia. His 1.15 WHIP represents a career low for the 38-year-old, making it likely that number will rise at some point.

A. J. Burnett SP PIT 2 months ago

Burnett pitched seven innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four to pick up the win Thursday against the Reds.

Burnett (1-1) held the Reds in check for seven effective innings to pick up his first win of the season. His four strikeouts gave him 2,401 for his career, tying him with Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley for 40th all-time. Burnett began the night with the lowest ERA in the National League (1.45) but has nothing to show for it in the win column thanks to an offense that generated five runs total in his first five starts. He'll look to pick up his second win of the season in his next start Tuesday at Philadelphia.

A. J. Burnett SP PIT 2 months ago

Burnett fanned seven and walked three while giving up two hits over six scoreless innings against the Cardinals on Friday night.

He did not factor in the decision, however, as the Cards scored a game-tying run in the seventh inning and eventually won in extra innings. Burnett has improved his walk rate (8.1%) through five starts with the Pirates this season, carrying peripherals that more closely resemble his 2013 campaign with Pittsburgh than his injury-laden one with the Phillies a year ago. Burnett fill face the Reds at PNC Park in his next scheduled start Thursday.