by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/15/2013) Cubs starter Scott Feldman cruised to victory Saturday afternoon in New York. Feldman drove home all the runs he needed himself in the fourth inning with a two-run single.
Feldman improved to 6-5 on the year as he gave up just one earned run on two hits and a walk over seven solid innings. He struck out six over 106 pitches and lowered his ERA to 3.05.
The 30-year-old Feldman struggled his last time out but has been solid more often than not of late. He hadn't completed seven innings since May 6 but will look to do it in two straight when he next starts Thursday at St. Louis.
Scott Feldman downed by long ball
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (6/10/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Scott Feldman struggled through a poor start Monday against the Reds, as his record fell back to .500 for the season.
Feldman surrendered five runs in six innings, all of which came off the bat of Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips. Phillips drove in a run in the first on an RBI single and then crushed a grand slam in the third, giving the Reds more than enough en route to a 6-2 win.
Feldman allowed seven hits and no walks. He struck out two, while throwing 61 of 96 pitches for strikes. Feldman is 5-5 on the season, with a 3.22 ERA, headed into his next start, scheduled for Saturday against the Mets.
Bullpen spoils Scott Feldman's solid outing
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/5/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Scott Feldman has his solid outing spoiled by the bullpen Tuesday night against the Angels. Feldman limited the Angels to just two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out one in six innings of work in a no-decision.
Feldman has allowed just two runs in each of his last two starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Monday against the Reds at Wrigley Field. He is 4-1 with a stellar 1.64 ERA in five starts at home.
Scott Feldman gets back to winning
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/29/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Scott Feldman bounced back over .500 Wednesday, as he kept the White Sox silent in a 9-3 win.
Feldman, who struggled through his worst start of the season the previous time out, held the crosstown rivals to just two runs on six hits in six innings of work. He did not walk a better for the first time in his 10 starts, while striking out seven, his fourth start in a row with at least five.
Feldman earned the win, his fifth in the last seven starts, to push his record to 5-4. His ERA rose slightly to 2.82, while his WHIP fell to 1.17.
Feldman is set to make his next start Tuesday in Los Angels, the start of a two-game series.
Scott Feldman homers in losing effort
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/24/2013) Despite helping his cause with a two-run home run in the second inning, Cubs pitcher Scott Feldman endured a rough outing Friday against the Reds.
Feldman (4-4) blew a 3-0 lead by surrendering five runs in the fourth, including a solo home run by Joey Votto and a three-run shot to Ryan Hanigan. The right-hander was charged with five runs and seven hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out five and walked one as he suffered his first loss since April 21.
Feldman had allowed three runs over his last 28 2/3 innings entering Friday. His ERA rose from 2.19 to 2.80. He is scheduled to start Wednesday at home against the White Sox. He has allowed two runs over his last three starts (22 2/3 innings) at Wrigley Field.
Scott Feldman succeeding with same repertoire
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Cubs pitcher Scott Feldman is having a breakout season but isn't doing anything drastically different.
Feldman is utilizing the same four-pitch mix he's always used. Aside from throwing his changeup less, Feldman's using most of his pitches at the same rate. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as Feldman has been fairly effective the past two years. Although he had a 5.09 ERA last year, his 3.98 FIP was a much better indicator on how he should have performed. He had an equally strong 3.99 FIP in 32 innings in 2011.
Feldman is certainly pitching over his head, but could still post a solid ERA once regression hits. The bigger issue for Fantasy owners is whether he'll do enough to remain on teams once his ERA starts to rise. Feldman isn't a strong strikeout pitcher, and won't get Fantasy teams many points in that area. He could be a sell-high. Feldman will take on the Reds Friday.
Scott Feldman rolls through Mets
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Scott Feldman won his fourth decision in a row Saturday on the strength of six-plus shutout innings vs. the Mets.
Feldman scattered seven hits and a walk in 6 2/3 innings, striking out six. He had four groundball outs and nine fly ball outs while throwing 68 of 109 pitches for strikes.
Feldman lowered his ERA to 2.19, and it was his fifth quality start in a row. He is 4-3 after losing his first three starts.
Despite the return of Matt Garza, Feldman will remain in the rotation. His next start is Friday against the Reds.
Scott Feldman stays hot but gets no decision
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Cubs starter Scott Feldman was left with a no decision despite six solid innings Sunday against Washington.
Feldman allowed a run on five hits and three walks and struck out six. Feldman has gone at least five innings with no more than two earned runs in his last five starts since two rough starts to open the season. Hhis ERA is 2.53.
Carlos Villanueva, Scott Feldman at risk of demotion
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) With Matt Garza pitching at Triple-A Iowa and seemingly nearing a return from the disabled list, the Cubs have decisions to make in the rotation. According to the Chicago Tribune, Edwin Jackson, Travis Wood and Jeff Samardzija are not at risk of being sent to the bullpen upon Garza's return.
That leaves Scott Feldman and Carlos Villanueva as the two candidates for demotion when Garza re-joins the rotation. Both pitchers have been among the team's best, with Villanueva sporting a 3.02 ERA and Feldman down at 2.70.
At this point, it is not clear how many more minor-league rehab starts Garza is expected to throw.
"Like I said, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it," Cubs manager Dale Sveum told the Tribune. "It's a nice problem to have, but it's getting closer to that date and it's not a cut-and-dried situation."
Not buying Scott Feldman
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/7/2013) Allowing just two runs on five hits with two walks and 15 strikeouts in 16 innings, Scott Feldman has been highly un-Scott Feldman in his last two starts.
See what I did there?
The Cubs right-hander is pretty much the definition of mediocrity, so I wouldn't read too much into these last two starts. Other than the numbers, the biggest change in his last two starts is that he has thrown his cutter more -- about one-third of the time instead of one-fourth of the time. But he's thrown his cutter just as often in past seasons, and it hasn't amounted to anything particularly useful.
I still see Feldman as strictly an NL-only option.
Scott Feldman's finger not an issue
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Cubs pitcher Scott Feldman is expected to be fine after suffering a minor injury to his right index finger Monday against the Rangers, MLB.com reports.
The right-hander came back out for the eighth after throwing seven scoreless innings and fell behind David Murphy 2-0 before exiting due to cramping.
“It was weird,” Feldman said. “I threw my last warm-up pitch and my finger was getting stuck. I tried to stretch it out and do a couple more throws. Finally, on the last one, I realized it wasn’t going to work.”
Feldman is 3-3 with a 2.70 ERA through six starts.
Scott Feldman blanks former club over seven
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) After throwing the first complete game of his career his last time out, Cubs starter Scott Feldman had another strong turn Monday night against his former team -- the Rangers. He worked seven scoreless innings, giving up just two hits and striking out three in the 9-2 win.
The right-hander threw 63 of his 104 pitches for strikes and retired the final seven batters he faced. Trainers came out to check him in his final inning, and he could be seen flexing his right hand in the dugout.
Feldman, who walked one, lowered his ERA to 2.70.
His next start is scheduled for Sunday against the Nationals.
Scott Feldman not as good as he looks
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Coming off a huge performance Wednesday, Cubs starting pitcher Scott Feldman is one of our most-viewed players. He struck out a career-high 12 batters and has lowered his ERA to 3.34 through five starts. Has the move from the hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark in Arlington helped him find a new gear? The short answer is "probably not," and you can read on for the long answer.
Feldman is still posting mediocre peripherals, including a 5.11 FIP that is much less impressive than his ERA. Fantasy leagues are generally not won or lost on (or even concerned at all with) FIP, but an owner who relies on a guy pitching over his head could get burned down the line.
Feldman is racking up grounders at a great rate (53.4 percent of batted balls) but still has allowed a career-high 1.52 home runs per nine innings. That his ERA does not reflect a home run problem is probably just simple luck, in that only one of his five home runs allowed has come with men on base. He also has an unsustainably low .230 batting average on balls in play, compared to a career rate of .294.
Feldman looks much like the same mediocre pitcher we watched -- and largely avoided in Fantasy formats -- for years in Texas, so I wouldn't fall too in love with his hot start. All signs point to regression in the near future.
Scott Feldman sets career high in Ks
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Cubs pitcher Scott Feldman threw his first complete game on Wednesday night against the Padres. He allowed two runs on three hits over nine innings of work in the 6-2 win.
Feldman gave up a single to Chase Headley in the first before retiring the next 18 batters in a row before Carlos Quentin reached on an error in the seventh. He took a shutout into the eighth when Jedd Gyorko led off the frame with a solo homer. The right-hander would surrender another solo home run in the ninth -- this time to Headley -- before finishing off San Diego.
The 30-year-old also struck out a career-high 12 and walked one. He threw 80 of his 114 pitches for strikes while earning his second win.
Feldman is scheduled to pitch next on Monday against his former team -- the Rangers.
Scott Feldman gets in the win column
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Scott Feldman snapped his three-start losing streak Friday night against the Marlins. Feldman, who made his fourth start, allowed two runs on seven hits over a season-high 6 2/3 innings, including a solo home run by Joe Mahoney in the fourth frame.
He also surrendered a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the seventh and was pulled two batters later after issuing a two-out walk to Austin Kearns.
Feldman threw 99 pitches during his outing -- 60 strikes -- and finished with two walks and two strikeouts, while improving to 1-3.
The right-hander will look to build off of his latest performance when he faces the Padres Wednesday at Wrigley Field. Feldman allowed two runs over 4 1/3 innings in his lone start at home back on April 11.
Scott Feldman loses to Brewers
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Cubs starter Scott Feldman allowed four runs but just one earned in Sunday's loss to Milwaukee.
Feldman was himself responsible for the error in the fifth inning that led to Ryan Braun's go-ahead three-run home run. Otherwise, Feldman was excellent -- he struck out six against three walks and three hits over five full innings. His ERA sits at 4.50 through three starts. Five innings marks his longest appearance of the year.
Scott Feldman overcomes back issue
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Cubs pitcher Scott Feldman took the mound for Sunday's game at Milwaukee after missing his previous turn in the rotation because of back tightness. Feldman (0-2) has failed to pitch past the fifth inning in his first two starts of the season and owns a 6.00 ERA.
The right-hander held the Brewers scoreless over six innings in his only previous appearance against the division foe during the 2010 campaign.
Rain pushes Cubs' rotation back
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) With Wednesday's contest against the Rangers being postponed due to rain, the Cubs have pushed back their rotation.
Carlos Villanueva, who was scheduled for Wednesday's outing, will start Thursday's series finale against Texas.
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Cubs pitcher Scott Feldman (0-2) will not make his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Rangers -- his former team -- because of lower-back tightness, MLB.com reports. Instead, his next outing will be pushed back until Saturday at Milwaukee.
Feldman has failed to complete at least five innings in either of his first two starts this season with a 4-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 6.00 ERA.
Scott Feldman falls to 0-2 as struggles continue
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Scott Feldman continued to struggle Thursday, allowing six runs (two earned) on seven hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings as he fell to 0-2 in the loss to the Giants. He has allowed 12 hits and seven walks in nine innings this year and has a 6.00 ERA.
Feldman will try to get on track when he faces the Rangers at home Wednesday.
Cubs set rotation for Giants' series
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) The Cubs have set their rotation for their upcoming series against San Francisco in the wake of Wednesday's postponed game against the Cubs, MLB.com reports.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Scott Feldman never quite seemed comfortable on the mound in spring training, and it carried over to his first start of the season Friday against the Braves.
Feldman, who had an 11.25 ERA and 2.20 WHIP in six spring starts, allowed a solo home run to Justin Upton in the first inning and surrendered four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings in a 4-1 loss.
Feldman walked four batters and struck out just one, with only 53 of his 102 pitches going for strikes. Feldman added a pair of wild pitches and a hit batter. He allowed five hits as well, just one of which went for extra bases.
Feldman will try to get on track in his second start, Wednesday against the Brewers. Having spent his entire career in the American League prior to joining the Cubs, Feldman has faced the Brewers just once in his career, picking up a win in six shutout innings in 2010.
Scott Feldman eager for Chicago debut
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Scott Feldman is eager for his season and Chicago debut Friday at Atlanta.
Feldman, who had an 11.25 ERA and 2.20 WHIP in six spring starts, has never pitched at Turner Field and hasn't faced the Braves since an interleague start in 2008.
"Sitting here, watching these games, I want to get that first one under my belt and get off to a good start," Feldman said, per MLB.com.
Scott Feldman staying in camp to make extra minor-league start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Cubs No. 4 starter Scott Feldman will stay in Mesa when the team goes north to make another minor-league start Sunday.
"It's just something you've got to do to get the last time on the bump before the season starts," Feldman told MLB.com. "I could have thrown three bullpens or something, but I'd rather get on the mound and face some hitters one last time."
Feldman was lit up in his last spring training start, surrendering four home runs and seven runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Scott Feldman serves up more long balls
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Cubs pitcher Scott Feldman made his final start of the Cactus League on Wednesday night against the Royals and struggled once again. He allowed seven runs on 12 hits -- including four home runs -- over 4 1/3 innings. The right-hander gave up two runs in each of the first three frames before surrendering a solo homer to Salvador Perez in the fourth. Feldman also struck out four and walked one.
Feldman, the No. 4 starter for Chicago, has an 11.25 ERA through six spring starts with 17 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) Cubs pitcher Scott Feldman suffered his third Cactus League loss during Thursday's contest against the Dodgers. Feldman, who made his fifth start of the spring, was hit hard as he allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings of work. He also struck out five and did not issue a walk in a 5-4 defeat.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum is not concerned with Feldman's 10.34 ERA in Cactus League play.
"I have been around too long to talk about (spring training) results," Sveum said to ESPN. "When you know you are on a team, to worry about results isn't it. We look at whether his mechanics are right or if he is throwing strikes. Command is something we look at as well. It is the dog days of spring. Everyone is giving what they have but it also is time to go."
Feldman, the No. 4 pitcher in the rotation, is scheduled to make his first start of the season April 6 at Atlanta.
Scott Feldman knocked around Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) Cubs pitcher Scott Feldman was knocked around in his fourth Cactus League start Friday against the White Sox. Feldman allowed a two-run home run to Jordan Danks in the second, and a two-run double to Dayan Viciedo and an RBI double to Danks in the third.
He allowed seven runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. He also struck out two and walked two as his ERA ballooned to 11.81. Feldman, who is projected to be the fourth starter in the rotation, has allowed 14 runs in 12 innings this spring.
Carlos Villanueva makes opening day rotation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) The Cubs finalized their rotation plans Thursday for the start of the season. As expected, Jeff Samardzija will start opening day, April 1, at Pittsburgh. He will be followed by Edwin Jackson on April 3 at Pittsburgh and Travis Wood the following day to finish out the Pirates' series. Scott Feldman will then open a three-game series at Atlanta on April 5 and be followed by Carlos Villanueva before the rotation resets. Villanueva, who will be replacing the injured Matt Garza (lat) in the rotation, is 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA and 1.93 WHIP in three spring starts (7 2/3 innings).
Scott Feldman to pitch in second series
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) The Cubs finalized their rotation plans Thursday for the start of the season. As expected, Jeff Samardzija will start opening day, April 1, at Pittsburgh. He will be followed by Edwin Jackson on April 3 at Pittsburgh and Travis Wood the following day to finish the series. Scott Feldman will then open a three-game series at Atlanta on April 5 and be followed by Carlos Villanueva before the rotation resets. Feldman, who signed as a free agent in the offseason, is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and 2.14 WHIP in three spring starts (seven innings).
Travis Wood to pitch in first series
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) The Cubs finalized their rotation plans Thursday for the start of the season. As expected, Jeff Samardzija will start opening day, April 1, at Pittsburgh. He will be followed by Edwin Jackson on April 3 at Pittsburgh and Travis Wood the following day to finish the series. Scott Feldman will then open a three-game series at Atlanta on April 5 and be followed by Carlos Villanueva before the rotation resets. Wood is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in four spring outings (one start). He also has 11 strikeouts in 12 innings.
Cubs tab Edwin Jackson as No. 2 starter
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) The Cubs finalized their rotation plans Thursday for the start of the season. As expected, Jeff Samardzija will start opening day, April 1, at Pittsburgh. He will be followed by Edwin Jackson on April 3 at Pittsburgh and Travis Wood the following day to finish the series. Scott Feldman will open a three-game series at Atlanta on April 5 and be followed by Carlos Villanueva before the rotation resets. Jackson, who signed as a free agent in the offseason, is 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in three spring starts.
Feldman Ks three over three
(3/10/2013) Cubs pitcher Scott Feldman made his third start of the Cactus League on Sunday against the Padres. He allowed two runs on four hits over three innings of work. Feldman also struck out three while issuing no walks. "I felt great out there," Feldman told MLB.com. "It was the best command I've had. It's a good rebound from last time. I was a little annoyed last time with my secondary pitches. Today, me and 'Navy' talked before about establishing the fastball and working off that. I got a lot of ground balls, which is not always an easy task in Arizona with the thin air."
Rockies rough up Feldman
(3/5/2013) Cubs pitcher Scott Feldman made his second start of the Cactus League on Tuesday against the Rockies. He allowed four runs on six hits over two-plus innings of work. The right-hander gave up a run in each of the first two frames before surrendering a two-run homer to Wilin Rosario in the third. Feldman also struck out one and walked one. If youre going to have an outing like today, its a good thing to have it in spring and not the regular season, Feldman told MLB.com. Its an opportunity to kind of sit back and look at things and what I need to work on and make a little bit of adjustment. From where I am right now, second start of spring, Im just happy I feel good and my fastball is where it needs to be.
Feldman gets rid of butterflies
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (2/28/2013) Cubs starting pitcher Scott Feldman made his first appearance in uniform in Thursday spring training game against the As. Feldman earned the start int he game, and threw the ball decently, allowing one run over two innings on two hits. He struck out a pair of batters and added two walks as well. After the game, he admitted he was a bit nervous debuting in front of new teammates. First time out there, you kind of get the butterflies going again, Feldman told MLB.com. It was nice to get that one out of the way. For the most part, I was executing my pitches pretty well. I wouldve liked to have thrown more breaking balls for a strike but for the first time out, it was fine.
Feldman will be in rotation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/14/2013) MLB.com reports Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Thursday pitcher Scott Feldman has secured a spot in the team's rotation. Feldmans a starter. Hes going to be one of the starters," Sveum said in response after being asked if Feldman would be considered for the bullpen. Feldman was happy when he was told the news. That was one of the main reasons I wanted to come here was to get the opportunity, Feldman said. Im not going to take anything for granted and Ill keep working hard and try to improve all spring and carry that into the season.
Feldman viewed as a starter
(2/12/2013) ESPN.com reports when the Cubs signed pitcher Scott Feldman this offseason, general manager Jed Hoyer said the organization viewed him as a starter. The right-hander went 5-11 with a 5.48 ERA in 21 starts for the Rangers last season but has bounced back and forth from the rotation and bullpen over the last few seasons. "I'm looking forward to proving I can start again," Feldman said. "I'll do what they ask."