Notes: Randy Wells hoping experience counts
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With 86 career starts during five major league seasons, Wells owns by far the most MLB starts among all the competitors. With Martin Perez injured and Robbie Ross the only other competitor to distinguish himself so far, a strong four-inning outing from Wells could help separate him from most of the pack.
"You can't let pressure get to you. You can't have one bad outing and think it's over," Wells said. "I think the more you get wrapped up on who the fifth starter is going to be, the worse off you are."
Wells said he struggled with his changeup during his last start, which led him to leaving pitches high and making his fastball more predictable and hittable. Manager Ron Washington said that is one thing he will be watching when Wells takes to the hill this afternoon.
"The last time out he didn't have his changeup, and that is is weapon," Washington said. "If he has that, he should get through his four innings with no problem."
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