Breslow consistent force in D-backs' bullpen

Breslow consistent force in D-backs' bullpen

Breslow consistent force in D-backs' bullpen
KANSAS CITY -- D-backs reliever Craig Breslow is focused on consistency.

Breslow said he made some adjustments in Spring Training this season and the left-hander has consistently been almost unhittable to opponents.

Breslow had a pencil-thin 1.31 ERA this season in 18 appearances prior to Saturday's game against the Royals, tied for the sixth-lowest among National League relievers. Opposing hitters are batting just .155 against Breslow.

Breslow hadn't allowed a run in 9 1/3 innings this month. He's only allowed four hits and one walk, all while striking out eight batters.

"So far, things have been working out," Breslow said. "I feel like every time I go out there, I have the same stuff, same command. It makes me a lot more predictable, a lot more reliable. It's kind of paid off."

A new member of the D-backs this season, Breslow said that a consistent string of performances would help delineate a specific role for him in the bullpen.

"New team, new coaching staff, I think I'm feeling them out as much as they are me," Breslow said. "It takes a little bit of time to kind of define roles, but I think as long as I can be consistent, it's a lot easier to carve out a role for me. If you're not really sure what you're getting, it's hard to pencil me into a specific spot."