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Mike Burns goes for 6th win against 51s today

May 17, 2009

One of the biggest surprises for the Sounds in 2009 has been pitching. Starters Tim Dillard (6-1) and Mike Burns (5-0) are a combined 11-1 so far.  Burns was a January roster-add for the Sounds and has pitched brilliantly overall in 2009. He has been virtually untouchable.

In his last three outings Burns as allowed just one earned run (20.2 IP). PCL batters are only hitting .226 against him.

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Mike Burns for the Nashville Sounds

RHP Mike Burns (5-0, 2.27) goes for his sixth victory today at Greer Stadium (2pm) when he faces the Las Vegas 51s. With five wins in 2009, only teammate Tim Dillard has more wins in the PCL than Burns.

Burns is 5-0, 2.27 ERA. In seven games (all started) he has pitched 43.2 innings (2nd in PCL), yielded 37 hits, given up just a total of 12 runs (11 ER), surrendered 4 HRs, 8 BB, 31 SOs.

Mike is in his 10th professional season. The Brewers are his 5th organization. He was signed by the Brewers on January 15, 2009.

He spent the entire 2008 season with the Iowa Cubs, where he went 8-12 with a 4.67 ERA. In 133 innings pitched he gave up 69 earned runs. He was mainly a reliever last year, pitching in 37 games, starting 14.

The 30 year old righty from California is having a break-out season as a starter for Nashville.

Burns has a Major League record of 0-0 with a 5.88 ERA (34er/52ip) in 45 major league appearances with the Astros, Reds, and Red Sox.

All six of his 2009 starts have been quality starts

5/12/09 Mike Burns (Nashville) shuts out the Aces 5-0
Won (5-0), superb outing
6IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 1BB, 7 SO, 2.27 era

5/7/09Nashville takes 3 of 4 against I-Cubs with 4-2 decision
Won (4-0) – superb outing
7.2IP, 7 hits, 2 runs, 1ER, 0BB, 3 SO, 2.63 era

5/2/09Burns shuts out Royals in nightcap, 4-0
Won (3-0) – stellar outing
7IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 1BB, 7 SO, 3.00 era

4/25/09Nashville defeats Iowa 6-3 in home stand opener before 8,091
No decision – strong outing
6IP, 7 hits, 3 runs, 3ER, 1BB, 4SO, 1HR, 3.91 era

4/20/09Sounds post 4th consecutive victory on road, sweep Zephyrs in 4-2 decision
Won (2-0) – excellent outing
7IP, 6 hits, 2 runs, 2ER, 2BB, 4SO, 1HR, 3.71 era

4/15/09Nashville shuts down the Red Hawks in 7-1 victory
Won (1-0) – superb outing
6.0 IP, 4 hits, 1 run, 1ER, 3BB, 3SO, 1HR, 4.50 era

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