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Reds starting pitcher leaves with knee injury

Feldman in the locker room Monday (FOX19 NOW) Feldman in the locker room Monday (FOX19 NOW)

Reds starting pitcher Scott Feldman left Monday’s game with knee stiffness.

The most consistent Reds starter all season, Bryan Price revealed after the game that Feldman has been pitching with knee pain for most of the season.

“He’s been able to pitch with it and pitch very effectively with it,” said Price. “He felt coming out of the bullpen that it’s something he’s pitched with before and really wanted to pitch. But, by the time we got to the end of the first inning it was apparent it wasn’t a great idea to keep him out there.”

Feldman allowed five hits and five earned runs in his only inning against the Washington Nationals.

“Just could never really get over the hump today and get it loosened up,” said Feldman. “I think it was just one of those days (the knee) wasn’t cooperating.”

Feldman said his velocity was off by eight miles-per-hour on his pitches because of the knee pain. He added that he has not been diagnosed with any specific knee injury. Price said the injury will “definitely necessitate” a stint on the disabled list for Feldman to rest his knee.

“Scott knows how to get people out and even on his worst days he’s found a way to battle through four, five or six innings,” added Price. “But, I think in the aftermath, it became more and more apparent that he shouldn’t be pitching and shouldn’t be going back at there.”

Feldman leads the Reds in wins, innings pitched and strike outs.

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