On whether Feliz should've come back out to pitch the 10th inning of Game 6: Grant : I don't know that anybody quite grasped how decimated he was. But I think certainly, you've just blown a two-run lead with two outs in the ninth inning, there's going to be some kind of toll that that takes. For me, you would've been asking Neftali to do something he hasn't done all year, which is now go out and pitch a second inning after he had that really rough ninth inning. You had two left-handed hitters coming up, you now had a two-run lead again, it was the two bottom hitters in the order. I don't have a problem with him going to Darren Oliver there to finish things out. And when, in retrospect, you find out that Neftali kind of had this breakdown on the bench afterward, what you come back to is this: this guy has got to grow up emotionally if he is going to be an elite-level closer long term, or if he's going to make the transition to the rotation.
Neftali Feliz 'has got to grow up emotionally' if he wants to be great
Dallas Morning News | Nov 18