Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
How huge has Jared Burton been for this team lately? I was just looking at his numbers and he's been downright amazing in the last three weeks or so. In his last 13 innings he's allowed 0 earned runs on eight hits with only four walks and 14 strikeouts. In that timespan he's lowered his ERA down to 2.62. I've liked Burton since the first time I saw him pitch on TV in spring training of 2007. He was just a wild kid with a good arm back then but in the last year or so he's greatly improved his control and has developed into one of the better relievers in the league IMO. He's got a 2.25 ERA in 68.1 innings since last years all-star break. Pretty darn good.
Couldn't agree more. Has all of his pitches working and is keeping the ball down. Hey Walt, lock this kid up before arbitration.