Rangers right-hander Neftali Feliz struggled occasionally with his command in his final Cactus League start Saturday night, but he emerged healthy after logging 84 pitches in five innings against Cleveland. He surrendered a homer to the first hitter he faced, Michael Brantley, and allowed another leadoff homer in the fourth inning to Jason Kipnis. Of more concern was a 35-pitch second inning in which Feliz walked three batters. The final walk forced in a run to tie the game 2-2. When Feliz was replaced by left-hander Neal Cotts to start the sixth, the Rangers led 7-3, thanks in part to homers by Ian Kinsler and Mitch Moreland. Texas used four pitchers in a 7-4 victory. "My left shoulder was flying open too soon," Feliz said of his wildness. "I was trying to keep the shoulder closed and keep the ball down."
Feliz works 84 pitches, five innings in Texas Rangers' victory
Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Apr 1