Scott Feldman had a long run with the Texas Rangers that took on many different roles and probably made a lot more money than he deserved, but he's not an enemy among Rangers fans, for the most part.
That might change for some after the way he handled the Rangers lineup on Monday night in a one-game trip to Wrigley to make up a rained out game from last month as the Cubs won 9-2 to knock the Rangers off their pedestal after a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox.
Feldman worked seven scoreless innings against his former 'mates after throwing his first complete game in his previous outing against the San Diego Padres. He also did his damage at the plate with a key two-out RBI single that extended the Cubs' fourth inning in which they eventually put up five runs against Rangers starter Nick Tepesch.
Feldman, who was once the Rangers' opening day starter after winning 17 games in 2009, got a big deal out of his breakout season and never came close to that production again. He signed a one-year deal with the Cubs for $7 million after posting a 5.09 ERA with the Rangers last year in one of the more up-and-down seasons for a pitcher in recent memory with long losing streaks with a long winning streak sandwiched in the middle.
It's easy to be happy for Feldman for his recent success in Chicago, but maybe not on nights like Monday.