5/24 Feldman hits 1st home run
The Cubs pitchers take hitting very seriously, and Scott Feldman added to their numbers on Friday. Feldman hit his first career home run in the second inning against the Reds to open a 3-0 lead. Luis Valbuena doubled with one out in the second, moved up on Dioner Navarro’s single, and scored on Darwin Barney’s sacrifice fly. Feldman followed with his home run off a 3-2 pitch from Bronson Arroyo.
The Cubs pitcher entered the game with six hits in 38 at-bats, and half of those have come this season. The blast also ended a string of six homer-less road games for the Cubs.
Cubs pitchers now have 15 RBIs in May, the most by Cubs pitchers since the August 1937 staff drove in 15. Since 1921, the most RBIs in a month by Cubs pitchers was 16 in July 1925.
Feldman’s blast was the third by a Cubs pitcher this month, joining Travis Wood and Jeff Samardzija.
— Carrie Muskat