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FutureBacks Q & A: Jason Bulger

FutureBacks.com talked to Triple-A Tucson Sidewinders reliever Jason Bulger shortly after an outing where he gave up three earned in just one-third of an inning, easily his worst outing of the year. Then Bulger went on a tear. In five straight appearances Bulger threw 5.2 scoreless innings, giving up only one hit during the streak and striking out six. Could this kid be the answer to the Diamondbacks' bullpen woes?

You've only had a couple bad outings, but it is a big deal for a reliever to have a short memory, and you bounced back, how do you accomplish that?   It's a mentality you have to have or you're going to have a short career as a reliever.  For me a bad outing is motivation to pitch even better, to work even harder, so that I know I'll make good pitches next time.  For some guys it comes easier...

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