Star of the Game – Ryan Hanigan – .318 (WPA)
Friday night started out really nice as the Cubs built an early lead behind Scott Feldman, who has been outstanding of late, only to see that lead slip away and come away with a game one loss.
I was listening to a podcast of Waddle & Silvy on ESPN 1000 yesterday. It was the Wednesday edition because I’m behind and a nerd and like to listen to outdated sports talk. It was the beginning of the show during the cross talk section with Carmen and Jurko and they were briefly discussing Scott Feldman’s success this season. There were mixed views as to if we had seen him peak (I know, we’re still so early in the season) or if he had figured things out as a starter and this is what he had become. It’s exciting to think that the latter may be the case, but on Friday things didn’t quite go his way. To be honest, I don’t know where I stand on Feldman right now. I’ve been kicking around the idea of making him my soap box topic for Monday. What I do know is that this rotation is better than we saw last night. I don’t know what else to tell you. The game was a dud. We have to kick it aside and try to win the other two to win the series. It’s a very winnable possibility with Travis Wood and Matt Garza on the mound to close it out.