A. J. Burnett SP PIT 4 days 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 week 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 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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.

A. J. Burnett SP PIT 1 month ago

Burnett was able to limit the damage against him again on Monday, allowing just one run over six innings of work against the Cubs.

Burnett has only allowed four runs in his 18 innings in 2015, but has also allowed 19 hits in that frame. The veteran has been keeping runs off the board, but doing so in a dangerous fashion. His next start will come against the Diamondbacks this weekend.

A. J. Burnett SP PIT 1 month ago

Burnett was a tough-luck loser Tuesday after giving up just one earned run on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight in 6.2 innings against the Tigers.

It's hard to complain about Burnett's production through two starts this season, as he has given up just three earned runs with 15 strikeouts in 12 innings, although he does not have a win to show for his troubles. He should be able to continue to miss bats as his next start comes Monday against the free-swinging Cubs.

A. J. Burnett SP PIT 2 months ago

Burnett struck out seven batters over 5.1 innings Thursday against the Reds, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk.

He was working on a shutout before giving up a two-run homer to Joey Votto in the sixth inning, which got him pulled from the game. Despite the unfortunate ending that kept Burnett from registering a quality start, this was a solid start to his final season in the major leagues.

A. J. Burnett SP PIT 2 months ago

Burnett hurled four scoreless innings against the Yankees on Thursday in his final spring tuneup.

The 38-year-old veteran, who has already announced that 2015 will be his last big-league season, is set to debut Thursday, April 9 against the Reds in Cincinnati.

A. J. Burnett SP PIT 2 months ago

Burnett gave up two unearned runs in six innings of a "B" game Saturday, striking out seven while throwing 19 of 24 first-pitch strikes. "I'm ready now," Burnett told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

After pitching for Philadelphia through a sports hernia in 2014, he makes for a decent late-round draft target. He's averaged 193 strikeouts over the last three season and figures to improve upon last year's 4.59 ERA.