We all know Neftali Feliz can throw really, really hard, so the closer-turned starter is spending this spring concentrating on location. In Wednesday’s 6-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies, Feliz went three innings, giving up four hits and a run while striking out three--and more importantly, he hit his spots.
"I’m really working on my location and not worried about the velocity of my pitches because I know it will come later," Feliz said, per ESPN Dallas. "It’s still early. I have to work on my location and breaking pitches."
Also a good sign for Rangers’ fans, Feliz made good use of the double play ball on Wednesday afternoon--getting one off the bat of Brendan Harris with men on the corners to end the second, and one off the bat of Troy Tulowitzki, following a base hit and and a walk, to end the third.
"It just goes to show you he can throw the ball in the bottom part of the zone and get those ground balls into double plays," Texas manager Ron Washington said.