Darren O'Day throws a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays during game 3.
After a spring which saw his ERA climb to double digits and settle at 8.00 in 12 innings of work, Darren O'Day was one of a big group of bullpen pitchers for the Texas Rangers who entered the season with a big ol' glaring question mark square on their faces.
And so far this season, six games into the real thing, he's one of many bullpen pitchers who have shored up the big question mark and just made it an average-sized one.
With Alexi Ogando now in the starting rotation "temporarily" (we'll see about that), O'Day has teamed up with the likes of Darren Oliver and Arthur Rhodes, who are both on the wrong side of 40, to take on Ogando's role as the team's set-up man.
So far, so good for O'Day, who ignites the crowd at Rangers Ballpark into a soccer chant with every entrance.
O'Day has a pretty 0.00 ERA through three appearances (three innings) and has had some key outs in the Rangers' six-game win streak to open the season.
He's got the edge to be a potential replacement for Ogando, as he served as the closer for the University of Florida. His sidearm delivery is limiting, but when you're asked to get just three outs, it's not a bad thing.
Do we have a new set-up man?