Rangers need this Neftali Feliz

After pair of shaky outings, closer took care of business against Phillies, eased concerns

Updated: May 22, 2011, 7:35 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Ron Washington slowly made the walk from the third-base dugout to the mound Sunday afternoon. He was left with no choice but to pull starter Matt Harrison, who was strong through 8⅓ innings but needed to come out after 117 pitches.

The Texas Rangers manager went for his closer, Neftali Feliz, who hadn't pitched in two days. For as much confidence Washington has in his closer, there is still some uncertainty with the 2010 American League Rookie of the Year.

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