Texas ran their record to 4-1 last night as they downed Seattle 1-0. Undoubtedly the standout player of the game was starting pitcher Neftali Feliz.
Feliz, shown here on his 2009 Topps Heritage card, #545, got a good beginning on his transition to a starter in his first Major League start. Neftali went seven innings and allowed no Mariners to cross home plate. That impressive performance got him the win. It was also the deepest a Texas starter has gone in a ballgame so far this year.
While the long-term performance and consistency are what count, I will say that last night helped to ease a few of my jitters concerning Feliz moving into the rotation this year. If Neftali can keep this up he could be a lot of fun to watch.