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A.J. Burnett (groin) says his bullpen session Sunday went better than expected. He's getting an ultrasound tomorrow to make sure it’s not anything hernia related.
The Phillies are hoping to avoid putting Burnett on the disabled list right now and they said they would wait until Monday before making the final decision. The fact that Burnett feels better is a positive but just because he says that's the case, doesn't mean it is. He'll go through a barrage of tests before being cleared to throw on Monday.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett