A.J. Burnett gave up just one run on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over six innings against the nationals on Saturday.
Burnett earned his second consecutive win on Saturday, and has now allowed only three earned runs over his last four starts as he continues his early season dominance in his first year with the Phillies. He is now sitting 2-1 on the season with a 2.06 ERA and 1.21 WHIP while striking out under one batter per inning (7.21 K/9). Although his ground ball-to-fly ball rate is trending in the wrong direction compared to last season (1.25 GB/ FB Rate), there is no doubt he will continue to be a solid fantasy contributor as the season progresses. He will look to keep the ball rolling when he takes on the Blue Jays on Thursday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's game with a left oblique injury.
That sound you hear is the collectively banging of Strasburg owners' heads against a brick wall. The ERA is a mess, strikeouts are down and he's giving up more home runs this season than any other in his career. And now this? Ugh. He'll go for tests now and you can expect the team to update his condition soon enough. You can call him day-to-day, but you shouldn't expect him to get another start before the All Star break. Analysis: Howard Bender
Cardinals have recalled RHP Mitch Harris from Triple-A Memphis.
Harris will get the return ticket to the majors as the Cardinals need a little bullpen depth for the weekend. He was up earlier and posted a 3.63 ERA over 17 1/3 innings. Unfortunately though, he issued too many free passes, as evidenced by his 5.19 BB/9. No one is going to continue working in the big leagues if their walk rate is higher than their strikeout rate so look for him to either right the ship or head back to the far real quick. Analysis: Howard Bender