Sunday, October 10, 2010
Washington: Neftali Feliz will be fine
By Richard Durrett
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Neftali Feliz has three walks in 1 1/3 innings in his two playoff appearances (including two leadoff walks, something he didn't do in the regular season) and has looked nervous on the mound.
The 22-year-old, who set a rookie record with 40 saves, came in to Game 3 and gave up the go-ahead single in the eighth and a leadoff homer to Carl Crawford in the ninth. His manager, though, remains confident in his closer.
"His head is fine," Washington said. "You've got to experience this stuff. It's not easy. He's our guy. He'll have to go through it. That's your job, you'll do it. If he can't do it, we'll live with it."