A look back at the Texas Rangers’ 2011 AL Pennant-winning team

Chris Giles
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) Adrian Beltre #29 and Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers talk on the field during Game Four of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) Adrian Beltre #29 and Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers talk on the field during Game Four of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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2011 Texas Rangers Bullpen

The Rangers bullpen compiled 38 saves during the 2011 regular season.  The pen was once again led by hard throwing righty Neftali Feliz.  Feliz had 32 saves and a 2.74 ERA in 64 games pitched for the Rangers.  Feliz pitched 11.1 innings during 11 playoff games, earning six saves.

Veteran righty Darren Oliver appeared in 61 contests while recording a 2.29 ERA while finishing 17 games.  Oliver went 1-0 during eight relief appearances, one game finished and his lone win occurred during the World Series.

Mark Lowe, who was acquired in the Cliff Lee trade in 2010, appeared in 52 games for the Rangers.  Lowe finished 10 games, earned one save and had a 3.80 ERA.  During the playoffs, Lowe had two relief appearances in the World Series and lost one game.

Yoshinori Tateyama was a Japanese rookie at age 35.  In 39 regular season relief appearances, Tateyama appeared in 39 games, had a record of 2-0, finished eight games and had a 4.50 ERA.  During the post season, Tateyama pitched part of a perfect inning against Detroit in the ALCS.

Arthur Rhodes pitched in the Rangers bullpen until he was released in August.  In 32 games, Rhodes had a 3-3 record, 4.81 ERA, and one save in 24.1 innings.  Rhodes would go on and pitch in three games for St. Louis during the World Series.

Scott Feldman pitched in nine games out of the bullpen during the regular season.  Feldman also made two starts and had a 2-1 record and 3.94 ERA in 32.0 regular season innings.  Feldman went 1-0 in nine relief appearances and one game finished in 13.2 post season innings.

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