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A.J. Burnett surrendered five runs on 11 hits and two walks while striking out eight batters over six innings in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Mets.
Burnett fell to 6-12 Friday night and has now allowed 13 earned runs over his last three starts. Since returning from the All-Star break, Burnett is 0-4 with a 6.66 ERA through five starts, while owning a 24:11 K:BB rate and serving up four home runs. Until he gets his act back together there is no reason he should be in starting lineups unless desperate for help in the strikeout department. He will look to get back on track when he takes on the Angels on Wednesday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Orioles are expected to option Tyler Wilson to Triple-A Norfolk.
Wilson's demotion to Triple-A will clear a spot in the bullpen for Oliver Drake, who's been pitching unbelievably well in Triple-A. Wilson hasn't been particularly bad since being called up, appearing in two games and posting a 4.50 ERA and a 2.50 WHIP, but Drake's performance appears to have have won him the opportunity to take that next step. Analysis: Brad Costilo
Athletics recalled Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville.
Graveman will make the start in today's game against the Rays as a result of Drew Pomeranz being placed on the DL. Graveman struggled mightily in his four starts with the A's (8.27 ERA, 2.02 WHIP, 9/7 strikeout-to-walk ratio) prior to being sent back down to Triple-A, but has been dominant in his four minor leagues starts since then (1.85 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and a 14/9 strikeout-to-walk ratio). Analysis: Brad Costilo