When told Burrell would be doing the honors Tuesday, manager Bruce Bochy said, in disbelief, "Burrell?"
"Well, I've been wanting to get him on the mound," Bochy added. "A couple times he warmed up to be our emergency pitcher. We didn't get him in the game, and he volunteered for it. So I get a chance to take a look at it, I guess.
"It'll bring back some good memories seeing him out there. He was so instrumental in our success in 2010. I appreciate what he did on the field, in that clubhouse, the way he played."