Burnes (2-3) allowed one earned run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine, taking the loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
Burnes struck out 58 batters to start the season before issuing his first walk in the fifth inning to Tommy Edman, breaking Kenley Jansen's modern-day record for most strikeouts to start a season without allowing a walk. Unfortunately, Burnes was handed the loss after just one run allowed in five innings as the Brewers' offense once again failed to provide any run support. The 26-year-old has a 1.57 ERA in six starts and the Brewers have only managed to win two of them. He has the best K/9 amongst starters in baseball with 15.2.
Burnes (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Thursday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Burnes spent two weeks on the injured list after he tested positive for COVID-19 in late April, but he was asymptomatic and able to work out on his own while in quarantine. The right-hander will start Thursday's game against the Cardinals. In his first five starts this season, Burnes posted a 1.53 ERA and 0.55 WHIP in 29.1 innings.
Burnes, who will be activated from the COVID-19 injured list to start Thursday's game against the Cardinals, confirmed that he was shut down as a result of a positive test for the coronavirus, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Burnes noted that he was unsure how he contracted the virus, but since he was asymptomatic throughout his quarantine period, he's optimistic he'll be able to pick up where he left off prior to landing on the IL. Because he didn't exhibit symptoms of the virus, Burnes was cleared to work out and throw on his own while in quarantine. The Brewers could still look to limit his workload to some extent Thursday, but Burnes should be in line for a relatively normal start as he returns to action for the first time since April 26.
Burnes (COVID-19) will start Thursday's game against the Cardinals, manager Craig Counsell told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM.
The righty last appeared April 26 in what was his worst start of the season to date, allowing four earned runs in five innings against the Marlins. Despite the rough outing, Burnes still boasts a 1.53 ERA and his high-strikeout, low-walk dominance place him right back in the top tier of MLB starters upon Thursday's return.
Burnes (undisclosed) will rejoin his teammates Monday and will throw a bullpen session that day with an eye towards being activated from the COVID-19 injured list later in the week, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Burnes' dominant start to the season was interrupted by a trip to the injured list for unspecified reasons in late April. His exact return date remains unclear, but he should start sometime next week and will look to build on an incredible start which has seen him post a 1.53 ERA, 0.55 WHIP and 49:0 K:BB through five starts.
Burnes' return timeline will be unclear until the end of the week, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The righty was placed on the COVID-19 list at the end of a dominant April in which he struck out 49 batters and walked zero. Burnes figures to return sooner rather than later, and manager Craig Counsell's update at the end of the week will likely hint at his return date.
Burnes (undisclosed) won't start Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
The 26-year-old landed on the injured list without an official designation Thursday, so it's believed his absence is related to the COVID-19 protocols. Burnes will need to clear all phases of said protocols before rejoining the team, and that won't be happening Sunday. It's unclear if the right-hander will be able to rejoin the rotation next week or if he'll face a longer absence. Alec Bettinger will make his major-league debut and start Sunday for Milwaukee.
Burnes was placed on the injured list for an unspecified reason Thursday.
Since the Brewers didn't provide a reason for Burnes' placement on the injured list, the right-hander's absence is likely related to the COVID-19 health and safety protocols, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. If that's the case, Burnes will be able to return once he clears all phases of the protocol. Burnes had been scheduled to start Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers, but it's not clear whether he'll be cleared to return by then.
Burnes (2-2) allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits over five innings Monday, striking out nine and taking the loss against Miami.
Burnes looked like his usual self for the first three innings, striking out five batters while allowing just one hit. He coughed up a run on a Corey Dickerson double in the fourth before falling apart in the sixth. The 6-foot-3 righty allowed five straight hits to open the inning before he was removed. On the bright side, he improved his perfect K:BB to an unbelievable 49:0 through 29.1 frames. Burnes will put his 1.53 ERA on the line at home against the Dodgers on Saturday.
Burnes (2-1) pitched six scoreless innings Tuesday against the Padres, allowing six hits while striking out 10 to earn the win.
Burnes made history Tuesday, becoming the first starter to record 36 strikeouts without allowing a walk to start a season, per Elias Sports Bureau. There isn't anyone hotter than Burnes right now. In four starts, the 26-year-old has a stellar 0.37 ERA with 40 strikeouts and zero walks allowed in 24.1 innings. His average velocity is 97.3 mph, up from 96.0 mph in 2020. Although he handled the Padres with ease Tuesday, it was the most hits he's given up in a start. Burnes' only earned run this season came on a solo shot by Byron Buxton in the second game of the year.
Burnes (1-1) tossed six scoreless innings in Wednesday's win over the Cubs. He gave up two hits while fanning 10 and recording his first win of the season.
Burnes allowed a double in the second inning and a single in the third, but he settled down afterwards and retired 10 batters in a row before exiting the contest. The 10 punchouts also represented a season-high mark for the 26-year-old, and he has looked dominant through his first three starts while posting a 0.49 ERA and a 30:0 K:BB through 18.1 innings.
Burnes threw six shutout innings, allowing only one hit while striking out nine in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals. He did not factor in the decision.
For the second straight start to open the season, Burnes delivered a one-hit masterpiece of a performance, yet the Brewers' offense couldn't provide enough run support for him to earn the win. After allowing a leadoff triple to Tommy Edman in the first inning, the 26-year-old retired 17 of 18 batters. Burnes has an astonishing 0.74 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 12.1 innings to start the season. He'll get a crack at the Cubs' lineup in his next start.
Burnes (0-1) gave up one run while striking out 11 across 6.1 innings Saturday against the Twins. He was tagged with the loss.
Burnes might have started the season with a loss, but he delivered a stellar effort on the mound with 11 strikeouts and only one run allowed on a Byron Buxton homer in the top of the seventh inning. The 11 strikeouts tied for the second-highest mark of his career. His next start is scheduled for April 8 on the road against the Cardinals.
Burnes gave up two earned runs over 4.2 innings in Tuesday's spring game against the Dodgers. He allowed three hits and posted a 6:2 K:BB in the outing.
Burnes was tagged for his first two runs of the spring when Justin Turner homered in the first inning of Tuesday's contest, but he settled down after that and wound up with more punchouts than innings pitched for the fourth time in four appearances this spring. Burnes appears set to back up his breakout 2020 campaign, posting a 1.59 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 17:4 K:BB in 11.1 innings over four Cactus League starts.
Burnes tossed two scoreless innings and posted a 5:1 K:BB in Friday's exhibition game against the Rockies.
Burnes has punched out seven batters over three total innings this spring, and he hasn't even used his full arsenal yet, as per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he has not yet thrown a slider -- his second-most effective pitch in 2020. Burnes was one of the best pitchers in the league last sesaon, posting a 2.11 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 13.3 K/9 over 59.2 innings, and it's looking like he is ready to build upon that this year.
Brewers general manager David Stearns said Monday that Burnes won't require offseason surgery and is expected to make a full recovery from his left oblique strain with rest and rehab, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Though Burnes' oblique strain was significant enough to sideline him for the team's three-game National League Wild Card series with the Dodgers last week, the 25-year-old apparently isn't dealing with any significant structural damage to his core-muscle area. His activity may remain limited for the next couple of weeks while he looks to move past the issue, but Burnes should otherwise be in store for a normal offseason. Burnes should head into 2021 as a likely top-100 selection in fantasy drafts after dazzling during the abbreviated 2020 campaign with a 2.11 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 88 strikeouts while allowing only two home runs in 59.2 innings.
Burnes was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a left oblique strain.
The 25-year-old exited Thursday's start during the fourth inning with lower back discomfort, but further evaluation showed it to be an oblique issue. Thursday's outing was already Burnes' final start of the regular season, but the injury removes him from consideration to pitch during the Wild Card round next week should Milwaukee qualify. According to Will Sammon of The Athletic, manager Craig Counsell said the severity of the injury will likely sideline the right-hander through the second round of the playoffs, if the Brewers are even still playing. Burnes finishes a breakout 2020 campaign with a 2.11 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 88:24 K:BB over 59.2 innings.
Burnes exited Thursday's start against the Cardinals with lower-back discomfort, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Burnes initially talked his way into staying in the game after a visit from trainers, but he was ultimately removed with two outs in the fourth. Initial reports indicated the right-hander was displaying discomfort with his pitching hand, but it now appears that his back was the issue. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, manager Craig Counsell said the club would have a better idea of Burnes' status Friday. Should the Brewers qualify for the postseason, they will certainly hope Burnes can pitch one of their games in the wild-card round.
Burnes (4-0) allowed four hits and no walks while striking out nine across six innings to earn the win Saturday against Kansas City.
Burnes racked up 20 swinging strikes on 100 total pitches, and he's now fanned nine or more batters in four of his last five starts. He held the Royals' bats completely in check as all four of the hits he surrendered were singles. Burnes has been on a tear to close the season, allowing just one earned run across his last 29.2 frames while racking up a 47:6 K:BB. He's currently in line to take his final turn through the rotation Thursday at St. Louis.
Burnes allowed one run on five hits and three walks over 4.2 innings in the loss to St. Louis during Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader. He struck out 10 and did not factor in the decision.
Burnes wasn't very efficient, needing 101 pitches to get through just 4.2 innings, but he still managed double-digit punchouts for the third time in his last four outings. He was removed before allowing a run but was charged with one after Alex Claudio let an inherited runner score. The 25-year-old owns a stellar 74:22 K:BB and 1.98 ERA across 50 innings this season. Burnes will look to keep rolling against the Royals at home Saturday.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/13||vs STL||L 0-2||1||5.0||5||1||1||9|
|04/26||vs MIA||L 0-8||1||5.0||8||4||0||9|
|04/20||@ SD||W 6-0||1||6.0||4||0||0||10|
|04/14||vs CHC||W 7-0||1||6.0||2||0||0||10|
|04/08||@ STL||L 1-3||6.0||1||0||0||9|
|04/03||vs MIN||L 0-2||1||6.1||1||1||0||11|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||28.2||9||5||0||3||0||0||31||16||20||2.23||1.277|
|2018||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||78.2||19||13||0||3||4||0||81||31||83||5.18||1.458|
|2019||AAA-San Antonio Missions||22.1||8||7||0||0||1||0||25||9||29||8.55||1.720|