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Burnett allowed six runs on three hits and six walks while striking out three in 4.1 innings in the Phillies' 8-6 loss to the Athletics on Sunday.
It's the most runs he's let up since July 28. It was also his shortest start since Aug. 2. The six walks tied a season-high for the 37-year-old, who will contemplate retirement after the season.
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Burnett hinted he may be dealing with another injury in addition to a hernia that will require surgery after the season, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "If I can lift my arm up at the end of the season, then I might pitch [next season]," Burnett said. "We'll see how it goes."
Manager Ryne Sandberg said that Burnett has not appeared on team medical reports. If he is dealing with an injury, it is something he can continue to pitch through. Burnett has until five days after the World Series ends to decide if he will execute his $12.75 million player option for 2015.
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Burnett allowed five runs, four earned, on eight hits over 5.2 innings against the Padres on Tuesday.
Burnett was saddled with his 17th loss of the season. The walks added to his major league-leading total of 87 this season. He will face the A's in Oakland in his next start.
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Burnett gave up four runs and six hits in six innings against Pittsburgh on Thursday. He walked three and struck out seven.
Burnett was pitching well until the sixth inning, when he allowed three runs. The veteran right-hander has been consistently inconsistent this season, alternating strong starts with clunkers. The fact that he's capable of dominating an opponent in any start, like his 12-strikeout game on August 25 against Washington, is particularly frustrating. If you want to roll the dice and hope for good Burnett next week, he will make two starts on the road against San Diego and Oakland.
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Burnett struck out four and walked two while giving up one run on six hits over seven innings Saturday to pick up his eighth win of the season.
The outing lowered Burnett's season ERA to 4.29, as he been plagued by inconsistency while attempting to pitch through an inguinal hernia this season. Burnett will line up to face the Pirates on Thursday in his next scheduled start.
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Burnett surrendered nine hits and five earned runs in six innings of Philadelphia's loss to the Mets on Sunday.
Burnett had pitched four scoreless innings before running into trouble in the bottom of the fifth. The right-hander has logged losing decisions in six of his last seven starts, but he has at least been fanning batters at a high rate. Burnett has a 41:12 K:BB ratio over his past five starts spanning 32.2 innings, with his next start coming up on Saturday in Washington.
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Burnett softened his stance on retirement after his solid outing Monday night, CSN Philly reports. "I guess you could say I've still got it when I do have it," Burnett said. "My decision will come down to how I feel and what my family and I decide. It's just one start, but to be able to go out and do that tonight makes you wonder."
Burnett said he would likely retire after his previous start which came on the tail end of a seven start stretch where he went 0-6 with a 6.41 ERA. He allowed one run and one walk with 12 strikeouts in Monday's win over the Nationals. Burnett has cleared waivers making him eligible to be traded before the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline, but a move seems unlikely given his overall struggles this season, and the amount of money he is owed next season if he executes his player option.
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Burnett won Monday against the Nationals as he pitched seven innings and allowed one run, three hits and one walk to go along with a season-high 12 strikeouts.
Burnett has really struggled of late as he entered Monday having allowed at least five earned runs in four of his last seven starts. Although he was spectacular Monday, starts like this are the exception instead of the norm at this stage of his career.
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Burnett said he will probably retire after this season, CSN Philly reports.
Burnett was asked about his plan for next season after another poor start Tuesday. His response could be the result of frustration with his performance, though Burnett did consider retirement prior to this season. He holds a player option for next season that will be worth $10 to $12.75 million depending on the number of starts he makes this season. That would be a lot of money to walk away from.
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Burnett fell to 6-14 on Tuesday, giving up five earned runs on six hits while walking four and striking out nine over 7.2 innings in a loss to the Mariners.
The veteran continues to be all over the place for the last-place Phillies, pairing above-average strikeout numbers with contrastingly unimpressive walk totals. Burnett is now winless in his last seven starts (0-6) and owns a continually rising 4.42 ERA to go with his 1.41 WHIP (both of which are slightly worse than his career marks of 4.01 and 1.32) and 76:145 BB:K ratio. He's slated for a tough matchup against the first-place Nationals in his next start Monday.