Webb: Confidence isn't an issue for White Sox bullpen

Webb: Confidence isn't an issue for White Sox bullpen
April 11, 2014, 8:45 am
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Daniel Webb says confidence remains high in the White Sox bullpen despite the unit’s early struggles.

The rookie combined with closer Matt Lindstrom for three perfect innings in a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. The effort marks only the third time White Sox relievers didn’t allow a run in 10 games this season.

Webb struck out two over two scoreless innings on 26 pitches.

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“Everyone’s goal (is) to be trusted and consistent,” Webb said. “It’s a long season and you are not going to have it every night. I don’t think anybody in the bullpen is worried about it and we are just going to go out and keep battling.”

Entering Thursday, White Sox relievers were 1-3 with a 7.61 ERA in 23 2/3 innings. The group has been hurt by the injury and absence of Nate Jones, who was expected to play a key role in the ‘pen. Jones could be on the mend though and the White Sox feel they still have a talented group.

“We have a bunch of good arms,” Webb said. “We have a mixture of younger guys and older guys. It’s a good bullpen. They are going in throwing strikes. We’ve had our rough days, but that’s going to happen. It’s a rough season.”