"You just keep giving him the ball in situations when he has a hiccup, he can still work out of it," Washington said. "He's going to be important in that bullpen, so we're going to keep giving him the ball. We've got to figure out a way to get him right and the only way is to give him the ball."
Tanner Scheppers, on the other hand, continues to establish himself as Texas' primary eighth-inning setup reliever. He pitched a scoreless eighth on Tuesday and has not allowed a run in 7 1/3 innings over seven appearances this season.
"Things are feeling good," Scheppers said. "I'm just going out there and doing my piece of the puzzle, just be able to trust your stuff. I'm seeing results on certain pitches and staying with what my strengths are."
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