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


Can Soriano pitch? He can replace Marmol and then we could bat all our pitchers in his vacated clean up slot which he has neglected???? Just sayin….

Certainly worth a try. But whoever is in clean up slot has to have someone on base to hit in. Not happening much lately. Castro flailing at balls, Rizzo in a slump and so it goes.

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