Bell, who worked three scoreless innings on Tuesday night at Fenway Park against the Red Sox, will be making his fourth start of the season. He went 5 1/3 innings in back-to-back outings at Baltimore and Detroit on Aug. 3 and 8, yielding a total of six earned runs while walking three and striking out nine.
"I feel like my stuff, as far as commanding all my pitches, is getting where I need it to be," said Bell, whose meal ticket is a 91-94 mph four-seam fastball he puts in good locations. "All three [secondary pitches] weren't in sync earlier in the year. If my breaking ball was working, my two-seamer or changeup weren't. Right now, I can use all three and feel comfortable with them.
"Things are feeling good. I'm going to keep on an even keel. I got in the mid-80s in my pitch count in Detroit and felt strong enough to keep going. If they want me to go 100, I feel I could get there, definitely."
Bell, the Angels' No. 1 pick in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, has been primarily a starter through his Minor League career but adapted well to the bullpen last season with Los Angeles. In 18 relief appearances this season, he's 1-1 with a 4.81 ERA across 24 1/3 innings.