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A.J. Burnett allowed three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out five over five innings in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.
Burnett had a respectable showing on Tuesday night, but reached 96 pitches by the end of the fifth inning, forcing the Phillies to turn to the bullpen form that point on. He is now 3-3 with a 3.32 ERA and 1.39 WHIP through his first 10 starts, but will need to work on his free passes (30 BB) in order to pitch deeper into games. The Phillies hurler will look for win No. 4 when he takes on the Dodgers on Sunday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
The Red Sox are looking for an opportunity to give Brian Johnson his major league debut.
Johnson has a 2.92 ERA and 8.76 K/9 over 49 1/3 innings here in his first go-around with Triple-A Pawtucket. While the Red Sox would like to give him a taste of the majors, they'd obviously prefer to have a stronger rotation and not need to dip into their farm system as much as they have already. Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez are getting a look right now. Should they fail and the struggles at the back end of the rotation continue, then perhaps we'll see Johnson at some point. Analysis: Howard Bender