The veteran right-hander had thrown just 89 pitches on the night and already had one out in the eighth. Sandberg chose to bring in Jake Diekman after Burnett walked Cameron Maybin, however, bringing Burnett's night to an end.
The move would work out, as Diekman struck out the only two batters he faced and the Phillies went on to pick up a 5-2 win over the Padres.
Chase Utley would tie the game at 1-1 on an RBI single before Marlon Byrd cracked a three-run home run to put the Phillies ahead 4-1. Byrd would knock in another run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly to extend the lead to 5-1 and give Burnett a comfortable lead to work with.
Burnett was in control throughout, finishing with 7 1/3 innings pitched, having allowed just two runs on three hits and two walks.
Jonathan Papelbon would come on for the ninth inning, collecting his 300th save of his career in the Phillies' 5-2 win.
By: Kyle Babcock
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