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A.J. Burnett was tagged for seven runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts over just five innings against the Mets on Monday.
Burnett was certainly not on top of his game on Monday night, having now allowed six or more runs in two of his last three starts. He is now 6-10 with a 4.15 ERA and 1.36 WHIP through 23 starts, while owning a sub-par 123:64 K:BB rate. This performance definitely did not help out his stock with the trade deadline just a couple days away, and with no more starts before the end of the month it looks like he is going to stay with the Phillies unless they take an extremely low offer on him. For now he is slated to take on the Nationals on Saturday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Matt Duffy went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run against Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Duffy has a five-game hit streak going and has homered twice in those five games. His .361 BABIP will tail off, but he could still hit .255-.260, which is about average in mixed leagues. The real question is whether he can keep hitting for power. His HR/FB rate won’t hold, but he’s also hitting very few fly balls so far. If he elevates the ball a bit more, he could continue to provide some pop. Analysis: Brett Talley