Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 7/29/12
Wow, Scott Feldman.  I’ve missed this version of you. Eight innings. 88 pitches.  Seven hits.  Five strikeouts. No runs. That kind of outing was definitely what Mike Maddux ordered.  With the offense still sputtering to get it together, the pitchers have to work extra hard to keep their opponents from scoring a ton.  And that’s what Feldman did tonight. Feldman looked completely in charge and unflappable the entire night.  I really wanted him to get a complete game, and at 88 pitches, I think he could have.  Ron Washington had other ideas, however.  Joe Nathan got to finish it up.  And he did just fine, but I was a little sad for Feldman.  A complete game would have been really nice. Thankfully, the Rangers’ offense got a few runs tonight.  I didn’t think they were going to after blowing two bases-loaded innings right away.  But they got one in the 3rd, thanks to an error and another in the 5th when Nelson Cruz scooted home on a fielder’s choice.  Texas’ RISP stats are still pathetic,
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