"I just had to remember what I did wrong in Cincinnati [in his previous start] when I gave up the crooked number there, and try to minimize the damage and have confidence that if I do give up one run, we'll come back," Feldman said. "[Dioner Navarro] came right back the next inning and hit another home run."
Navarro backed up his pitcher with his first career three-homer day, driving in six runs, in the Cubs' 9-3 victory over the White Sox. Feldman didn't get to see the third blast in person. He was already doing his shoulder exercises in the athletic trainer's room.
"I was jumping around on the trainer's table, I can tell you that," Feldman said.
The right-hander is now 4-1 with a 1.64 ERA in five starts at Wrigley Field, and 5-1 in his last seven starts after opening the season 0-3.
"He was able to get through it and manage innings and make big pitches when he had to," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "That's one thing that he seems to do is get in a little bit of trouble, and you see the wheels come off and, bam, here's the good stuff and the location in big situations."
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