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Why Neftali Feliz (Probably) Didn't Pitch the 8th

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Thanks to bigsteve for pointing this out in the comments to the Jeff Sullivan thread...

In the top of the 9th, the Rangers, down 2 runs, had the pitcher's spot coming up 6th, which means that if the Rangers were to tie or take the lead, that spot would almost definitely come up in the top of the 9th.

That means that whichever pitcher ended the 8th inning was almost certainly going to be pinch hit for in the 9th inning, and thus wouldn't pitch in the bottom of the 9th.

So the question becomes, once Darren O'Day gives up the Buster Posey single with two outs in the 8th...what is a better use of Neftali Feliz?  Using him for the 9th, and possibly the 10th (if it is a tie game in the 9th), for 3 or 6 outs?

Or using him to get one out in the 8th?

Because if you can't trust Derek Holland, or Mark Lowe, or the rest of your bullpen to get one out in the 8th inning, how are you going to trust any of them to retire the side in the 9th and potentially the 10th?