Brock Burke’s Texas Rangers debut: August 20, 2019
Called up to start the second game of a double-header, southpaw Brock Burke showed a lot of promise in his first appearance in the big leagues.
Brought over in the three team Profar trade to Oakland, the lefty went six innings allowing only four hits and no runs while striking out four in the process.
Burke helped the Rangers earn a 3-2 victory that day over the division rival LA Angels.
The young hurler kept things rolling in his next two starts, allowing only 3 runs combined in his first 18 innings pitched.
Things got away from Burke somewhat in his final 3 appearances though, as he allowed 19 earned runs in just 8.2 innings pitched during that span.
Sidelined in 2020 due to a shoulder injury, Burke figures to be in the mix to earn a rotation spot in 2021 and beyond.