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Scott Feldman eyes first win

6/14/2012

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's no secret that Scott Feldman has been the weak link in a beat-up Texas Rangers starting rotation. However, his 0-5 record as a starter this year isn't all his fault. The right-hander will go for his first win of the year Thursday in the series finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Rangers committed seven combined errors in Feldman's five losses, including three in last weekend's 5-2 loss at San Francisco. In his last loss, Feldman pitched well. He gave up three runs, two earned, on four hits, while recording seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings of work. So, it's not all bad for Feldman.

"You can always look for something positive," Feldman said. "The last (start),I think things were going a lot better. I felt like I was staying tall on my backside better and executing my pitches a little more."

Feldman has been in the starting rotation for a couple of weeks, and he's starting to feel more comfortable in the role.

"I feel great," Feldman said. "Hopefully, I can just pitch well enough to get to 110-120 pitches. ... I feel like I'm bouncing back well."

It could be said that Feldman has had some bad luck with the way the defense has played behind him, but he isn't going to let that effect him on the mound.

"Baseball is baseball," Feldman said. "Some funny stuff happens sometimes. But we have a good team here, and hopefully, things will turn around."

Who knows, maybe that turnaround will be Thursday night.