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"Because that's all we talk about in here, man. I was fired up. We are very monotonous about it, going over it every day. But I know it's a big part of the game." -- Burnett on why he greeted his first-inning pickoff of Mastroianni with fist pumps.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.

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