But the White Sox's closer doesn't buy into the theory that he must adjust his focus during outings when a save is not possible.
"I don't feel any different when I come in with a lead, without a lead, save situation, non-save situation," Reed said. "I have the same mentality and everything, but I don't know if it's coincidence or what.
"There have been a few times I've been out in non-save situations, and things haven't gone the right way. But I don't go out any differently."
Reed has allowed 10 runs over 2 2/3 innings during the three games where the opposition has scored. He has given up 12 hits over the remaining 16 innings, fanning 17.
"Everything feels good," Reed said. "There are a couple of pitches I would like to take back, but it happens."