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Scioscia looking for better days from Izzy

Scioscia looking for better days from Izzy

Scioscia looking for better days from Izzy
LOS ANGELES -- With the Angels' bullpen finalized, manager Mike Scioscia has begun to take a long look at the staff not only as a whole, but also on an individual level.

"I think we are going to be deep in our bullpen," Scioscia said on Tuesday before meeting the Dodgers in the second game of the Freeway Series. "You look at the resurgence of Kevin Jepsen and he's starting to get back to where he was a few seasons ago.

"With Jordan Walden, Scott Downs and everyone else down the line, we are going to have depth."

Yet, one of the variables is 39-year-old Jason Isringhausen, who was added to the team's 40-man roster on Friday.

Struggling in his last two outings, the veteran right-hander gave up a total of six runs on nine hits, while recording just four outs.

"He has missed a lot of spots with his fastball and has pitched behind in counts," Scioscia said. "For him to prepare and get Major League hitters out, hopefully he'll refine some things."

In Monday's game against the Dodgers at Angel Stadium, Isringhausen gave up one run on four singles, ballooning his ERA to 12.86 this spring.

"He isn't as locked is as we'll see him when we get into the season," Scioscia said. "He certainly needs to find more command."

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