Pitching doing the job during win streak
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During this winning streak, the staff has posted a 2.80 ERA. Starting pitching, including a nice outing by Nick Tepesch on Sunday night, has a 3.64 ERA, a vast improvement over the 6.25 ERA the rotation had in the six-game losing streak to Cleveland and Toronto at home.
The bullpen has been the bigger story, allowing just two runs in 15 1/3 innings of work. With the lead late, manager Ron Washington has been able to line up the relievers just like he wants and is getting results.
So while the offense has certainly come to life a bit, don’t forget that it still takes arms to get this done. And in this five-game stretch, including series wins over two of the better teams in the league in Oakland and St. Louis, those arms have done the job.
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