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Manager Davey Johnson, admittedly “frisky” earlier in the day with the thought of baseball’s return, noticed Purke’s command of three pitches. Johnson described Purke as “good” or “great” four times in two sentences.

Originally, Purke was scheduled for two innings. But he was sent out for a third because of the low pitch count.

“I was able to mix all my pitches in and really work both sides of the plate. They were hacking pretty early and I kind of made a little bit of adjustment and started coming in on them,” Purke said. “It kind of changed their mindset. … I was able to work ahead, get quick outs.”

That was an improvement from Purke’s Arizona Fall League sojourn. Over 7.1 innings with the Scottsdale Scorpions, he allowed 12 hits and 11 runs.

Against Georgetown, Purke relied on his four-seam fastball. He threw a handful of sinkers, too, and liked their movement. The ball felt good coming out of his hand. And Andres Blanco helped out with a pair of acrobatic plays at shortstop.

So, Purke stood in the near-empty clubhouse wearing the No. 47 necklace. The No. 50 jersey hung in his locker.

“It was a good day,” he said.