"We had six days and we could never really get that spot [to use him]," Showalter said. "He had a work day either yesterday or the day before yesterday in Toronto, and [pitching coach Dave Wallace] and [bullpen coach] Dom [Chiti], came in and said, 'He's close.' That was good tonight, especially in those conditions. If we could get in, he'd be a nice piece for us to add that we've been missing. That was encouraging tonight."