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High expectations placed on relievers

Koji Uehara and Mike Adams still getting acclimated, but they improve Rangers' chances

Updated: August 24, 2011, 3:02 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Colby Lewis pitched poorly Tuesday night against the Red Sox.

About the only good thing Lewis accomplished in the Rangers' 11-5 loss was lasting six innings, which meant manager Ron Washington didn't have to even think about using his two trump cards: Koji Uehara and Mike Adams.

So, for at least one night, we were spared the ridiculous overreaction that occurs each time one of them pitches.

When Texas acquired Uehara and Adams at the trade deadline, ...

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