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Rangers 'pen embraces zero tolerance

Praise Nelson Cruz if you must, but battle-tested relievers haven't allowed run in ALCS

Updated: October 11, 2011, 1:04 AM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Zeroes.

That's how Mike Adams sees it. Perfectly round, fat zeroes.

It's as if the Rangers' bullpen is suddenly full of those street-corner newspaper hawkers of yesteryear.

"Goose eggs! Get your goose eggs right here! Get 'em while they're hot."

Everybody in the Texas 'pen is producing 'em. Nobody on the other team wants anything to do with them.

Go ahead, give Nelson Cruz his due for his walk-off grand slam; he deserves it. But ...

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