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Red Reporter Jul 30, 2015

Reds 15, Pirates 5 - Brandon Phillips has monster 2 HR night to pace Cincinnati

Hot dang, that's some offense. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Brandon Phillips put on a show on Thursday night, as the veteran 2B bonked 2 homers, stole 2 bases, had a 4 hit evening, and drove in a sugar-upping 7 runs.  The entire Cincinnati Reds offense blasted Pittsburgh Pirates starter A.J. Burnett, the Buccos bullpen, and the outfield seats, but it was Phillips who had a night for the ages.  I suppose it's comforting to note that Reds that aren't enveloped in trade talk and appear to be around for awhile when bonkers on the evening, right? Have a trophy, BP, and...
Beaver County Times Jul 25, 2015
Stat Corner: Tables turn for Pirates' Burnett in good way

Stat Corner: Tables turn for Pirates' Burnett in good way

A.J. Burnett wins a less-than-quality start, Gerrit Cole has a chance to do something that hasn't been done since 1971 and Jung Ho Kang is proving to be a good hitter early.
Washington Post Jul 25, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals-Pirates discussion thread: Game 96

With the Nationals losers of two straight, Gio Gonzalez (7-4, 3.93 ERA) takes the mound to face the Pirates. All-star A.J. Burnett (8-3, 2.44 ERA) starts for the Pirates. Gonzalez has been strong over the past month: he hasn’t suffered a loss since June 15 and is 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA in his last four starts. The lineups are here. As always, talk about the game below.Read full article >>
Bless You Boys Jul 24, 2015

Could Tigers' Justin Verlander become the next AJ Burnett?

Justin Verlander is struggling with his fastball command. Could he make a switch similar to the one A.J. Burnett made with the Pirates? Many people like to compare Justin Verlander to CC Sabathia. In their prime, both were in Cy Young races with high-velocity fastballs. They both signed big contracts, then proceeded to lose the velocity and their effectiveness while struggling with injuries. However, there is potentially a better comparison: A.J. Burnett. While the Pirates' righthander has not had quite as glorified a career as Verlander, he had a similar repertoire and high-velocity...
Beaver County Times Jul 20, 2015
Burnett enjoys his role as elder statesman to the Pirates

Burnett enjoys his role as elder statesman to the Pirates

At 38, Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett was the oldest player at last week's All-Star Game and one of just five 35 or older but he is still a very effective pitcher.

How Bruce Bochy filled out his All-Star roster (without Clayton Kershaw)

Bruce Bochy not only left off the reigning MVP and three-time Cy Young Award winner, he left off the face of the Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw is taking the high road on his All-Star omission, saying, I’m fine with Boch. Bochy chose nine players after the fans voted for eight starters and the players voted for 16 backups and pitchers. Kershaw, who could still get the final roster spot in an online fan vote, isn’t having a great year by Kershaw standards. Bochy took pitchers A.J. Burnett of the Pirates and Michael Wacha of the Cardinals. Along with two Dodgers, Adrian Gonzalez and Yasmani...

Burnett and the Bull

Man. That was awesome. Pedro Alvarez gets the whipped cream pie from @wudeydo34 after his walkoff single giving the #Pirates a 2-1 win pic.twitter.com/6N8QorLll1 — Justin Berl (@JustinBerlPhoto) July 7, 2015 Your browser does not support iframes. A.J. Burnett was named an All-Star moments before he took the mound, and he once again pitched brilliantly, […]
Beaver County Times Jul 6, 2015
First-timer Burnett leads list of four Pirates selected to All-Star Game

First-timer Burnett leads list of four Pirates selected to All-Star Game

Four Pittsburgh Pirates were selected Monday to play for the National League in the All-Star Game on July 14 at Cincinnati: right-handed starters A.J. Burnett and Gerrit Cole, closer Mark Melancon and
Grand Rapids Press Jul 1, 2015
Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis to start in center, lead off against right-hander

Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis to start in center, lead off against right-hander

Davis is 6 for 13 with two doubles and a triple against right-hander A.J. Burnett, who will start tonight for the Pirates. DETROIT -- Rajai Davis doesn't start regularly when the opposing team starts a right-hander. But he is in the lineup today. Davis will lead off and play center field for the Detroit Tigers in the second game of their three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Davis is 6 for 13 with two doubles and a triple against right-hander A.J. Burnett, who will start tonight for the Pirates. James McCann is starting at catcher today after...

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