"We haven't been able to give a lot of those guys a breather this year and both guys have pitched a lot," Scioscia said.
That has led the Angels' coaching staff to conclude that both Jepsen and Rodney are likely going to pitch just one inning at a time. It is possible from time to time that the one or both pitchers could go more than an inning, but it would likely be before or after off-days, or during circumstances of very low pitch counts. Even then, Scioscia would prefer to let his two setup men concentrate on just getting three outs.
"Last year, we had [Jepsen] stay in there now and then to get a fourth out, and at times he didn't seem quite as crisp in that second inning," Scioscia said. "They haven't thrown a high number of pitches yet this season, but [their high number of appearances] is something that we do have to watch."