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G123: Scott Feldman stops losing streak, shuts out Tampa, 4-0

Scott Feldman comes in and shuts down the Rays to restore order to the win column for the Texas Rangers. Scott has been fantastic this year, but if you’re reading this you don’t need to be told that. He did turn in a performance today that was very cool. He did something a Rangers pitcher hasn’t done in ages, and that’s strike out eleven hitters. Scott went seven innings in all, and that’s 21 outs. 11 of them were K’s.
It didn’t stop there, either. Darren O’Day struck out the side in his one inning of work, and Frank Francisco had one of his own, too. That’s 15 K’s out of 27 total outs. Really nice going there.
The Rays were held to just five hits in all. Just one was a double by Pat Burrell, and all the rest are singles. Burrell was the only one with more than one hit.
On our side, Pudge caught the game, and went 1-2 with a walk. Pudge? WALK? What the… He also drove in two of the four Rangers runs (Michael Young had the other two). There wasn’t a ton of offense on our side either, but we didn’t need a ton.
That’s thanks to Scott Feldman, who has to be a serious lock for top of the rotation in 2010. If we insult him by not starting him in the rotation again, he should walk away from the Rangers. :)

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