Ernesto Frieri was a vital part of the Angels' bullpen last year, coming over from the Padres in May and saving 23 games while striking out nearly 40% of the batters he faced, with a 2.32 ERA. But there was a hole in his game: When the righty pitched on consecutive days, he had a 5.25 ERA and a strikeout rate of 27%, and he allowed five of his seven home runs in those 13 outings. Frieri had rarely been used on back-to-back days before joining L.A., but when he was, he had a similar spike in ERA: 4.15, up from 1.98 the rest of the time. Manager Mike Scioscia should stop using the 27-year-old on consecutive days—but he can use him longer on the days he does pitch. Frieri was a starter in the minors and as recently as 2009 made 26 starts in the Padres' system. When he's been asked to throw more than 25 pitches as a reliever, he's been effective: a .176 batting average against in 62 plate appearances ending after the 25th pitch. Not every reliever is wired to throw 70 innings in 70 games. Frieri may need a more 1980s workload.