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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||205.00||11.00||13.00||0.00||3.73||1.33||178.00||75.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 24.0||0||0|| 1.50||0||13||14|
|vs RHB|| 28.0||0||0|| 1.29||0||5||29|
|12/26/2014||Starling Marte, LF PIT|
Scooter Gennett, 2B MIL
|Adam Wainwright, SP STL|
Marco Gonzales, SP STL
Ryan Ludwick, LF TEX
Rafael Ynoa, 3B COL
A.J. Burnett, SP PIT
|12/24/2014||A.J. Burnett, SP PIT||Jesus Aguilar, 1B CLE|
|12/21/2014||Wilmer Flores, SS NYM|
Carl Crawford, LF LAD
A.J. Burnett, SP PIT
|Marlon Byrd, LF CIN|
Luis Valbuena, 3B HOU
|Last 10 Games|
Pirates SP A.J. Burnett goes seven solid innings in win over Mets
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/23/15) Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett was dominant on Saturday in a win against the Mets. Burnett went seven innings, allowing just one run on five hits. He did not issue a walk and struck out a season-high 10 batters on the afternoon. He threw 96 pitches, 60 of them going for strikes.
Burnett (4-1) gave up his only run on the day in the fourth inning on a run-scoring fielder's choice by Daniel Murphy. Other than that, he never really got into any trouble, as he allowed just one other runner to get to third base all day.
“He’s pitching as well as I’ve seen him pitch,” manager Clint Hurdle said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “He’s doing his job."
Burnett has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his first nine starts this season, and will take a nice 1.37 ERA into his next start, scheduled for Thursday in San Diego.
Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett throws seven shutout IP for win
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/17/15) Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett (3-1) threw seven shutout innings Sunday, scattering three hits, fanning seven and walking five to earn the win over the Cubs.|
Burnett tossed 103 pitches and lowered his ERA to 1.38 in the outing.
"I do believe it's the best delivery of his career, at least since we've seen him," Hurdle said to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It's just connected. He's holding his back side. He's getting out with perfect extension … with the angle he wants. Everything is coming out of the same arm slot."
Burnett has not allowed more than two runs in any of his eight starts this season, becoming the first Pirates starter since 1900 to do so.
Burnett returns to the mound for his next start Sunday, May 24, against the Mets.
A.J. Burnett earns second win of year for Pirates
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/12/15) Pirates starter A.J. Burnett moved to 2-1 with Tuesday's win over the Phillies.
Burnett gave up two runs, one earned, in seven innings. He allowed six hits, walked one and struck out five. Burnett threw 95 pitches, 65 strikes.
Burnett's next start is Sunday, at the Cubs.
Pirates SP A.J. Burnett records 2,400 strikeout of career Thursday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/7/15) Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett struck out four batters to record his 2,400 career strikeout during Thursday's 7-2 win over the Reds.
Burnett recorded the historic strikeout when he struck out Anthony DeSclafani in the third inning. He became the 41st pitcher in MLB history to accomplish the feat.
"Twenty-five hundred would be a good milestone; 2,400 is just on the way there," Burnett said, per MLB.com.
Burnett surrendered two runs on seven hits over seven innings of work during the start. He received his first win of the season for his effort and his ERA now stands at 1.66. Burnett has not allowed more than two runs in any of his six starts this season.
His next expected start is scheduled for Tuesday at Philadelphia.
Pirates SP A.J. Burnett strikes out seven during Friday's game
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/2/15) Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett tossed six shutout innings while striking out seven batters during Friday's 2-1 loss to the Cardinals.
Despite not allowing a run, Burnett received a no-decision for his effort after he exited with a one-run lead in the sixth inning. Pitcher Arquimedes Caminero relieved Burnett in the seventh and surrendered the game-tying run. Burnett also walked three batters and his ERA now stands at 1.45.
Despite not allowing more than two runs in any of his five starts this season, Burnett (0-1) has yet to record his first win of the season. He has allowed a total of five runs over his five starts this season.
His next expected start is scheduled for Thursday against the Reds.
|2014 summary: As if A.J. Burnett's two-year resurgence in Pittsburgh never happened, the 37-year-old's first season with the Phillies was more reminiscent of his difficult tenure with the Yankees. A lack of run support contributed to Burnett's 8-18 campaign, but he shouldered some of the blame as well. Having seemingly kicked his wildness habit with the Pirates, Burnett once again had trouble finding the strike zone, throwing 61 percent of his pitches for strikes and walking 4.0 batters per nine innings. Burnett will try his luck again with the Pirates, having signed a one-year with them this offseason, as he will attempt to improve on last season's 4.59 ERA and 1.41 WHIP.|
Playing time status: Though Burnett hasn't been consistent, he has been durable over the last seven seasons. He has a shot at getting 200 innings as part of the Pirates' rotation.
2015 outlook: Maybe teaming up again with Pirates' pitching coach Ray Searage will help Burnett to enjoy another renaissance, but it's probably too optimistic to expect him to make a full recovery. Burnett not only struggled with control last season, but he lost some velocity on his four-seamer and saw his whiff rate dip dramatically. Now firmly in the decline phase of his career (at least chronologically), Burnett can be passed over in standard mixed leagues but is worth a gamble in anything deeper.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/15||NYM||1:35 pm||Jonathon Niese|
|5/25/15||MIA||7:05 pm||David Phelps|
|5/26/15||MIA||7:05 pm||Mat Latos|
|5/27/15||MIA||12:35 pm||Henderson Alvarez|
|5/28/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|5/29/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||James Shields|
|5/30/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||Tyson Ross|
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