Scott Feldman
P HOU
3 weeks ago

Feldman left Saturday's game after apparently rolling his ankle on the mound, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

EDGE Analysis

He had tossed 3.2 scoreless innings of relief against the A's before coming out after a visit from the trainer. Chris Devenski replaced him in the top of the ninth inning. Feldman has been operating in a swingman role for the Astros of late, and could see some starts in the second half if he is healthy. His status will be updated when the team officially comments on the exact nature of the injury.

Scott Feldman
P HOU
3 weeks ago

Feldman is not expected to make another start before the All-Star break, the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander's strong showing against the Angels last week led manager A.J. Hinch to contemplate closing out the first half with with a six-man rotation, but the rotation will likely remain on schedule with Feldman needed as insurance out of the bullpen. Doug Fister, Collin McHugh, Lance McCullers and Dallas Keuchel are expected start the Astros' final four games before the break (in that order), but Feldman seems to be back in the conversation for starts over the final two and a half months.

Scott Feldman
P HOU
1 month ago

Feldman's solid outing Tuesday may have bought him another opportunity in the Astros' rotation, the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan reports. "I'll think about it," manager A.J. Hinch said Wednesday of the idea of giving Feldman more starts. "We have 11 games counting today between now and the break and I think he's done everything to warrant that consideration."

EDGE Analysis

It is not clear who the Astros would bump from the rotation, or if they would just give Feldman a chance via a six-man rotation heading into the All-Star break. He has a 3.65 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 24.2 innings as a starter this year, and his fantasy upside would be limited due to the lack of strikeouts if he found his way back into a rotation spot.

Scott Feldman
P HOU
1 month ago

Feldman (5-3) picked up the win Tuesday over the Angels as he allowed just one unearned run on three hits with two strikeouts over five innings.

EDGE Analysis

Feldman has been pitching out of the bullpen since May, so he was only able to go 65 pitches despite the fact that he cruised through the Angels' lineup. Lance McCullers was supposed to take this start but missed it due to a blister; if it heals up quickly as expected, Feldman will likely head back to the bullpen, where he has a 1.85 ERA and 9.5 K/BB in 24.1 innings this season.

Scott Feldman
P HOU
1 month ago

Feldman will make a spot start Tuesday against the Angels, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com rpeorts.

EDGE Analysis

Lance McCullers is currently dealing with a blister, but he isn't expected to miss more than one start at this time. As such, expect Feldman to return to the bullpen shortly, where he has been pitching much better (1.85 ERA, 9.5 K/BB in 24.1 relief innings; 4.58 ERA, 1.2 K/BB in 19.2 innings as starter).

Scott Feldman
P HOU
2 months ago

Feldman allowed one run during two innings of action during Houston's victory over Arizona on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Feldman showed significant improvement in May, posting a 2.84 ERA after pitching 12.2 innings as a reliever. His control made the most progress, for his K/BB ratio of 13.0 was monumentally better than April's mark of 1.5. Feldman's opponent batting average remains high, currently sitting at .284, but it's apparent that the 33-year-old righty is much more suited for a bullpen role at this point in his career, as his ERA is the third lowest among the Astros' relievers.

Scott Feldman
P HOU
3 months ago

Feldman threw three perfect inning out of the bullpen and struck out three in Saturday's 2-0 loss to the A's.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran acquitted himself very well in his first relief appearance since 2012, breezing through three innings on just 34 pitches, 22 of which went for strikes. The purpose of the role reversal Saturday between Feldman and rookie Chris Devenski was to give the latter an extended look, and the experiment worked out very well all around.

Scott Feldman
P HOU
3 months ago

Feldman will be available to pitch out of the Astros' bullpen for Friday's series opener at Oakland, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Feldman was originally scheduled to start Saturday against the A's, but Houston wants to get a better look at Chris Devenski, who will start that game instead. The 33-year-old right-hander hasn't pitched in relief since 2012, but he'll remain in the bullpen for at least one turn in the rotation.

Scott Feldman
P HOU
3 months ago

Feldman will not start Saturday against the A's, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chris Devenski is now slated to start Saturday, while Feldman will be made available out of the bullpen for at least one turn in the rotation. Feldman was knocked around for five runs (three earned) on eight hits over 4.1 innings Sunday, raising his ERA and WHIP to 4.58 and 1.88, respectively. He's walked almost as many batters (11) as he's struck out (13) in 19.2 innings this season.

Scott Feldman
P HOU
3 months ago

Feldman struggled in Sunday's start versus Boston, allowing three runs on eight hits and four strikeouts in just 4.1 innings. He struck out three and did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran simply couldn't get in a rhythm Sunday, as he threw just 60 of 103 pitches for strikes and allowed four extra-base hits in the short outing. Feldman now has a 4.58 ERA through 19.2 innings, and he will look to reverse his fortunes Saturday at Oakland.