A.J. Burnett SP PIT 3 weeks ago

Burnett (7-3) allowed three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six over 6.1 innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Burnett walked three batters for the second straight start, but the 38-year-old is still walking a career-low 2.49 batters per nine innings. In fact, the first-time All-Star is enjoying his most productive season ever in his 17th major league campaign, and he even contributed on offense in this one with his first home run since 2005. Saturday's start was just the fourth time all season Burnett has allowed three or more runs, and the veteran will look to replicate his outstanding first half after participating in the All-Star festivities for the first time.

A.J. Burnett SP PIT 3 weeks ago

Burnett continued his dominance Monday, allowing just one run in 7.2 innings against the Padres.

Burnett walked three batters, but was able to limit the damage against him in this one. The veteran has had a renaissance season, lowering his ERA to 1.99 with Monday's strong start. He'll take the ball again this weekend against St. Louis.

A.J. Burnett SP PIT 1 month ago

Burnett earned his seventh victory Wednesday, holding Detroit to two runs on seven hits in seven innings. He struck out four without issuing a walk.

The veteran righty threw 24 of 29 first-pitch strikes and compiled a 15:4 GO:FO ratio. Burnett now holds a 2.05 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 105.1 IP. He continues to show few signs of slowing down in his last season for the Bucs.

A.J. Burnett SP PIT 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.