A.J. Burnett clearly came out motivated, which was evident to anyone who was watching his first inning. Would that be able to continue, though? All eyes were on how well he would carry it over to the second.
He carried it over pretty well. He wound up throwing 18 pitches - twice as many as he threw in the first - but he still set the Rangers down in order, with swinging strikeouts of Vladimir Guerrero and Ian Kinsler sandwiching a pop-up by Nelson Cruz.
The crowd's behind Burnett 100%. And he looks to be on top of his game.