|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||205.00||12.00||12.00||0.00||3.82||1.30||184.00||71.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. Cubs|| 5.2||0||1|| 4.76||0||1||10|
|vs LHB|| 27.0||0||0|| 2.33||0||18||33|
|vs RHB|| 36.0||0||0|| 2.75||0||5||46|
|05/22/2013||A.J. Burnett, SP PIT|
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
|Matt Cain, SP SF|
Allen Craig, 1B STL
Matt Kemp, CF LAD
|05/22/2013||Homer Bailey, SP CIN|
A.J. Burnett, SP PIT
|Max Scherzer, SP DET|
|05/22/2013||James Shields, SP KC|
A.J. Burnett, SP PIT
|Matt Kemp, CF LAD|
|Last 10 Games|
|A.J. Burnett Ks seven in no-decision|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/13) Pirates starter A.J. Burnett struck out seven but did not factor into the decision in a 4-2 loss Saturday night against the Astros.
Burnett surrendered a run-scoring infield single to Jose Altuve in the fift and allowed the one run on five hits over seven innings. He struck out seven and walked four on 100 pitches, 63 for strikes.
Burnett has not allowed more than three earned runs in any of his starts. He will try to get his first win since May 3 when he starts Friday at Milwaukee. He allowed four runs -- three earned -- over seven innings in his last meeting with the Brewers May 13.
|A.J. Burnett Ks six but takes loss|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) Pirates starter A.J. Burnett took his fourth loss in Monday's series opener against the Brewers. He allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits over seven innings of work in a 5-1 defeat.
Burnett gave up a run in the first for the only damage over his first four frames. He got tagged with a two-spot in the fifth before an error led to his final damage in the seventh.
The right-hander also struck out six with no walks. He threw 74 of his 104 pitches for strikes.
Burnett is scheduled to make his next start on Saturday against the Astros. In four starts against Houston last season, he went 2-0 with a 3.49 ERA.
|A.J. Burnett facing great matchups|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) If you didn't already think he was a must-start pitcher thanks to his league-leading 66 strikeouts and miniscule 2.57 ERA, Fantasy owners should definitely have Pirates starter A.J. Burnett active in all formats for Fantasy Week 7 (May 13-19).
Burnett is set to take the mound twice during the week, Monday against the Brewers and Saturday versus Houston. Milwaukee ranks 13th in the league in runs scored per game this season, but Burnett should be able to hold his own against the Brewers, as he held them to a 3.66 ERA last season in three starts. His second start is where Burnett could post eye-popping numbers, as he should be able to overpower the Astros. The Astros have been by far the league's most strikeout-prone offense, as they strikeout 10.1 times per game on average.
For one of the league's elite strikeout artists, that matchup is a dream. Fantasy owners should expect big things this week.
|A.J. Burnett takes loss in low-scoring game|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett allowed just two runs on two hits and four walks in seven innings Wednesday against the Mariners, but he ended up as the tough-lock loser being outdueled by Felix Hernandez in a 2-1 loss. Burnett (3-3) struck out nine and allowed a home run to Jesus Montero that broke a 1-all tie in the seventh.
"You know it's going to be a close ballgame," Burnett said. "You try to throw up zeroes just like he did. You know he's going to go out there and compete as much as I like to compete. It was fun."
Burnett has managed at least eight strikeouts in six starts and hasn't had less than six strikeouts in any of his eight starts. Burnett also hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in five straight outings, going 3-1 in that span.
The veteran right-hander will be back on the hill Monday against the Brewers. Burnett was 0-2 with a 3.66 ERA in three starts against Milwaukee in 2012. He managed 20 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings.
|A.J. Burnett still racking up Ks|
|by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com|
(5/7/13) This season only Yu Darvish has struck out more batters than 36-year-old Pittsburgh hurler A.J. Burnett. With 57 total strikeouts on the year, Burnett has showed no sign of slowing down, averaging more than 12 Ks per nine innings. Our Nando Di Fino was quick to credit Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage during Tuesday’s live broadcast of Fantasy Baseball Today.
Burnett has earned wins in three of his last four outings, totaling 30 strikeouts. He will look to continue his whiff-causing ways against Seattle and Milwaukee in the coming weeks.
Week 8 Pitching Forecaster
Not exactly a plethora of reliable two-start options for Fantasy Week 8. Our Al Melchior tries to find a few hidden gems based on favorable matchups in his latest Pitching Forecaster.
Handing out the '25 percent' awards
The 2013 MLB season has reached the quarter pole, and now it's time to hand out some hardware based on the first 25 percent of the season.
A.J. Burnett Ks seven in no-decision
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
A.J. Burnett Ks six but takes loss
|After falling out of favor with both the Yankees and Fantasy owners over the last two seasons, A.J. Burnett was traded back to the National League in 2012 and had a bounce-back campaign for the Pirates. He posted just three losses over his first 20 starts and despite a couple of rough outings down the stretch, finished 16-10 with a 3.51 ERA in his 31 starts. Pitching in the relatively weak NL Central, the right-hander struck out 180 batters in 202 1/3 innings pitched while walking just 62 on his way to a 1.24 WHIP. The 35-year-old has become more of a well-rounded pitcher at this stage of his career and should be able to post similar numbers in his second season in Pittsburgh. Burnett should be taken in the later middle rounds on Draft Day in 2013. (Updated 12/4/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/13||CHC||7:05 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|5/23/13||CHC||12:35 pm||Edwin Jackson|
|5/24/13||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Marco Estrada|
|5/25/13||@ MIL||4:10 pm||Kyle Lohse|
|5/26/13||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
|5/27/13||@ DET||1:08 pm||Justin Verlander|
|5/28/13||@ DET||7:08 pm||Rick Porcello|
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