Uehara, Adams have Texas bullpen on roll

Uehara, Adams have Texas bullpen on roll

Uehara, Adams have Texas bullpen on roll
ANAHEIM -- The Rangers are starting to see what their bullpen can do with the addition of right-handers Mike Adams and Koji Uehara.

Texas' relievers went into Tuesday's game having not allowed a run in 14 consecutive innings. They had allowed just one run in their last 25 innings and had a 1.29 ERA in their last 17 games.

"It's a good thing ... keep it rolling," pitcher Darren Oliver said. "Everybody knows their roles better now. We have our eighth-inning guys, that just makes it better out there."

Adams lost his first game with the Rangers when he allowed a home run to the Tigers' Brennan Boesch on Aug. 2. Since then he pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings over seven appearances. Uehara has allowed one run in his last five games and has a 2.70 ERA since being acquired from the Orioles.

"We're seeing that their personalities are conducive to winning situations," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "They go out on the mound like animals ... they attack, they attack, they attack."

Uehara has shown to be demonstrative on the mound, pumping his fists and jumping around when something good happens.

"I like that," Washington said. "Energy. He goes about his business with energy. That tells you everything he has, he's leaving on the mound."