A.J. Burnett News Archive
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."
Burnett allowed five runs, four earned, on eight hits over 5.2 innings against the Padres on Tuesday.
Burnett gave up four runs and six hits in six innings against Pittsburgh on Thursday. He walked three and struck out seven.
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.
Burnett surrendered nine hits and five earned runs in six innings of Philadelphia's loss to the Mets on Sunday. He finished with eight strikeouts and one walk.
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 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 said he will probably retire after this season, CSN Philly reports.
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.