Scott Feldman picked up his 5th loss of the year against the A's. It was his 1st loss since July 29. He tossed 5 shutout innings before it all came apart. He gave up 3 runs in the 6th inning and probably should have been taken out at that point, but Ron Washington would have none of that.
Feldman came back out for the 7th inning, recorded 1 out, and loaded the bases. And, of course, the bullpen let in all of the inherited runners. As a result, his line isn't so pretty. Feldman pitched 6 1/3 innings and gave up 6 runs on 6 hits, 1 BB, 2 HBP, and 5 Ks. His WHIP is 1.23. His ERA is 3.65. It should be noted that tonight's game was not on the road. Feldman's ERA on the road is 2.58 while his ERA at home is 4.88.
Ryan Braun was 0-0 with 1 HBP against the Cubs. By the way, I neglected to say the other day that Braun is the 2nd fastest active player (Ryan Howard is the fastest active player) to hit 100 home runs. He's also only the 6th player of all time to reach 100 home runs in his first 3 seasons.
That's the good news. The bad news is Braun sat out another game. His shoulder might be in worse shape than initially reported.
Ian Kinsler was 0-3 against the A's.
Sam Fuld was 0-3 against the Brewers. What you won't see in the box score is the game-saving catch Fuld made in the 5th inning on a liner to center off the bat of Frank Catalanotto (there's a name I haven't heard in awhile) to preserve a 1-run lead.
Scott Schoeneweis pitched 2/3 of an inning against the Padres on 1 BB and 1 K.
Aaron Poreda made his 1st appearance as a Padre tonight. He pitched 1/3 of an inning against the Diamondbacks.
If anyone is interested, my interview with The Great Rabbino can be found by following this link.