If Scott Feldman was chosen to lead by example, then the Cubs probably would be in first place in the National League Central Division. The wily pitcher known around baseball as “Feldmania” taught the New York Mets a lesson yesterday as Feldman and the Cubs upset the Mets 5-2 and pushing the Cubs’ win streak to three games.
All right, Scott Feldman brings back the memories of sandlot baseball where a pitcher was never an easy out and could be just as dangerous at the plate as that big bully from up the street that picks his nose and wipes it on the handle of the bat just to scare you.
Scott Feldman the pitcher, got a two run single allowing Tony Rizzo and Scott Hairston to score.
Welcome to Feldmania New York.
“We have pitchers who can hit,” Dale Sveum said. “It might be one of those things where you just stick with the pitcher for a while and see what happens that way. We have Travis Wood and Feldman, they all can swing that bat to where if you get in a bind late in a game, or even early in a game, you can use one of those guys and not spend a position player.”
Mr. Feldman was also aggressive on the bag, going from first to third and sliding with his noggin’ first.
If the Cubs can’t lead in the standings, they’re certainly not going to go out without some excitement.
“It makes it more fun,” Feldman said. “It makes it like you’re a little kid again playing baseball, the real way you remember when you were a kid.”
Thank you Scott, well said.
Matt Garza and the Cubs look to extend their winning streak when they face the Mets again at 1:10 pm eastern. It’ll be Blue Bat day.
Happy Father’s Day!