"I think whether it's a starter or reliever, that's what our goal is — to execute pitches as frequently as we can," McDowell said. "I don't want to say it's not difficult [to work with starters], but my thing is just narrow it down to one pitch. It's always the next pitch, whether you're a starter or reliever. That's the part that you try to convey to the pitchers, that you can't bring back the last pitch. Your focus is on the next pitch, and it's always the next pitch and the execution of that pitch. It's the same for me, just execution of pitches on a consistent basis."