In the wake of another blown save, Rangers manager Ron Washington questioned Neftali Feliz's "fire" on Wednesday, perhaps hoping to light one under the closer's feet.

On Tuesday, Feliz suffered his fifth blown save of the season by allowing Minnesota a pair of ninth-inning runs in a 9-8 loss. The blown saves total is two more than he had while closing 40 games for the Rangers on the way to winning AL Rookie of the Year last season.

And since his first blown save of the season against Kansas City in mid-May, Feliz has seemed to be continually shaky. In a 27-game stretch beginning with that game, Feliz has compiled a 4.62 ERA.

"I'd like to see more fire," Washington said. "When he comes in the game, I want to feel like it's do or die. I try to tell him all the time how important those three outs are. I just don't see that sense of urgency."