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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