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