"You get a different kind of adrenaline rush as opposed to starting when you know your role or routine," Long said. "As a bullpen guy, it's, 'Hey Lucas, get going,’ then boom, boom, boom, you're in the game. Either way is cool with me. When you're a starter, and you're going through the lineup two or three times, you're going to give up a couple runs through there. In a short stint in the bullpen, you're going to kick yourself if you give up a hit or two. But at the same time, it's still pitching."