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"Other" Bullpen Guys Come Up Huge



    Other than Seth Rosin, Monday afternoon was an awful day for every Texas Rangers pitcher that saw game action on Opening Day.

    Tuesday told a much different story, as the Rangers' "winning pieces" got in the game, just how manager Ron Washington would've drawn it up, with Jason Frasor, Neal Cotts and Joakim Soria finishing out the final 3 1/3 innings of a walk-off win.

    Wednesday's final result was the same — a walkoff one-run win in the bottom of the ninth inning — but the path there was quite different, as it included three pitchers who pitched in Monday's 14-10 loss.

    Pedro Figueroa had another shaky outing, but got the help of a nice stab at first base from Prince Fielder for an inning-ending double play. Shawn Tolleson was good, and Seth Rosin was very good, going two innings while allowing just one hit and picking up his first big-league win.

    Rosin was the only relief pitcher to have a clean inning on Monday, and now has three scoreless frames to start the season after he was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers just a week ago. While he's currently not part of the winning lineup in the bullpen, Rosin could eventually find himself there.