Feldman sharp in second rehab start

Feldman sharp in second rehab start

Feldman sharp in second rehab start
FRISCO, Texas -- Scott Feldman, pitching for Double-A Frisco, looked sharp in his second rehab start on Saturday night, going four innings, giving up only three hits and two runs with four strikeouts in 56 pitches.

"That was by far the best I've felt since the [microfracture] surgery [on my right knee in November], so I just hope it keeps feeling that good, because I feel like I could pitch and help the team out if I'm feeling like that," Feldman said. "I felt a lot stronger and felt like I could repeat my delivery."

Feldman was economical, throwing fewer than 14 pitches in all but one inning. It was his first start since May 14, as he spent the extra time building up strength in the knee.

The only blip was a two-run third inning in which the Missions hit back-to-back singles to start the frame; both runners scored on RBI groundouts.

Feldman reported no discomfort after the game.

"The thing I was just happy about [is that] my knee felt the same way in the fourth inning as it did in the first inning," he said. "I am feeling fine now. It's not bothering me at all."

Feldman said that the next step is another, longer start in five days.

"I think I'm going to stay on the regular schedule," he said. "Five days from now, I'll throw again. I've just got to find out if it will be here, in [Triple-A] Round Rock or anywhere else."