"Obviously, it's great to be able to pick him up," Recker said of Valverde. "We want him to have confidence every time he goes out there - because, let's face it, he's a pretty darn good pitcher. So we don't want to lose that."
"Jose wasn't able to come through tonight, but I know he will next time," Recker said. "He's been there before. He's been through the good and the bad. He's a veteran, and he'll be OK. We just look forward to moving on from here and getting some more wins."