The Texas Rangers failed to close out a four-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, but Mike Adams got work late in the game and did his job to keep the Rangers in a game they ended up losing 6-5.
That was the first of a three-day span that saw Adams turn in a good outing and continue a nice stretch that has seen Adams and the entire Rangers' bullpen look in October form.
In Monday's 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, Adams sat down the eighth inning in order with two strikeouts, and helped preserved a 1-0 lead on Tuesday night that ended with another Joe Nathan save as he allowed a hit but then got a huge defensive play from Mitch Moreland to keep the run from crossing the plate en route to the 1-0 win.
Over Adams' past 10 outings, he's tossed nine scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts and two walks and an opponents' batting average of .188.
You worry about the Rangers' bullpen burning out like they did by the time they got to the World Series last year, after carrying the team through the first two rounds of the playoffs, so you'd have to think after three straight days of work — albeit good work — Adams will be unavailable for today's series finale against the Rays.