Definition Of A Well-Rested Bullpen

Below are the current members of the Texas Rangers bullpen and when they last pitched, as of 7/18/11:

Pitcher                                                Last Pitched

Arthur Rhodes                                      July 4

Yoshinori Tateyama                          July 6

Tommy Hunter                                    July 9

Darren Oliver                                       July 9

Scott Feldman                                     July 14 (Activated from DL. Hasn’t appeared in a game since activation)

Mark Lowe                                            July 17 (Only 2 2/3 IP since July 4)

Neftali Feliz                                          July 17 (Only 5 1/3 IP since July 4)

Only Lowe and Feliz have appeared in a game since play resumed after the All-Star break. All told, the seven members of the Rangers relief corps have only thrown 17 innings TOTAL in the last 14 days.  Rangers starters have compiled 82 IP in the same time frame.  In the last 11 games, all Rangers wins, the opposition has gone scoreless 4 times and scored just one run twice. Being a reliever for the Rangers is a good gig to have right now.



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