Feldman gets a double to start it

June, 18, 2010
6/18/10
11:09
PM CT
HOUSTON -- The Rangers got this party started thanks to their pitcher.

In the Rangers' 9-3, victory over the Astros on Friday night, pitcher Scott Feldman hit a one-out double down the right field line. It started a six-run inning where the Rangers sent 10 men to the plate.

Feldman came home on a Vladimir Guerrero walk. But it was his double that got the Rangers' dugout buzzing.

"We were kidding around; 'Nine-hole production," catcher Matt Treanor said. "These guys have a good time and it's a different part of the game these guys don't get to try out. So it's like a position player going out to throw half an inning. It's fun to watch him do well."

Feldman's double was the first extra base-hit by a Rangers pitchers since Kevin Millwood did it on June 26, 2008, also at Minute Maid Park.

In his career, Feldman has just two hits. His first came against the New York Mets on June 13, 2008. That was a single.

This one was a little more special.

"I just happened to get lucky and kind of pretty much if I ever get a hit, it's luck," he said. "I haven't hit on a regular basis in so long, you just try not to look like an idiot out there. If somebody is on base, just try and bunt him over and try not to fall over like I did last game."
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.322 18 71 73
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 18
RBIA. Beltre 71
RA. Beltre 73
OPSA. Beltre .873
WC. Lewis 10
ERAC. Lewis 5.12
SOY. Darvish 182