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Burnett: I wasn't that bad


To a point.

A.J. Burnett was awful the first two innings, allowing all four of the runs he would give up in 5 1/3 shaky innings.

But, as he correctly pointed out, "I didn't fold," and gave his offense a chance to come back. Which it did in the 5-4 victory.

"I look at it as I kept my team in it as best I could,” Burnett said.

Burnett felt rustiness because of the long rest -- he hadn't started since July 9 -- might have played a role in his early struggles but "I'm not going to make any excuses," he said.

Burnett did walk a season-high six, though he wasn't concentrating on that afterward.

"I had better stuff than the number said, let's not get too carried away with the six walks," Burnett said. "There were some pretty good pitches in there. Overall, to be able to find a way to throw some zeroes up after the first two, I'm going to take some positives from it. My changeup's getting more and more consistent." 


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