Yu Darvish Opening day starter, The Last 5 Starters

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2010 – Scott Feldman

Feldman got the nod in 2010, ending the longest streak for a Texas Rangers starter.  The Rangers did manage to get the win that day, but Feldman allowed the Blue Jays to jump out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning.  Then the Jays tacked on another run in the 3rd.  After settling down a bit, he managed to get through 7, with only the 3 run damage.  The Rangers then knotted it up in the 7th, breaking a bid for a no-hitter, and went on to win 5-4.  Feldman didn’t get the win, but he did manage to do enough to help the Rangers win back-to-back Opening day games.

Feldman loved being the Opening day starter, and it probably helps they won with a comeback and broke up a no-hitter.

"“It was a great atmosphere,” pitcher Scott Feldman said. “It was like pitching in Yankee Stadium. It was really cool.” (MLB.com – TR Sullivan)"

After that game, Feldman captured his next win against the Seattle Mariners, but he started to stuggle a bit after that.  He finished the season with a not so lucky record of 7-11 and an ERA of 5.28 over 29 games (22 starts)/141.1 innings.