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What’s the deal with Brian Burres?

What’s the deal with Brian Burres?

Last night, Brian Burres made his third consecutive impressive start since returning to the rotation on September 6th. Over that span, he has allowed just five runs and one walk in 20 innings, while striking out 12. His overall ERA is unimpressive at 4.93, but that number is inflated by some poor relief outings. His ERA is sitting at a much more palatable 4.25 in games he has started.
 

ERA
IP
BB
SO

as Starter
4.25
55.0
20
32

as Reliever
8.44
10.2
7
8
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original TableGenerated 9/18/2010.

 
Burres does not strike out many hitters, and he has a history of inconsistent control. That being said, both he and Jeff Karstens have provided very adequate production as extra depth starters this s...

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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

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