View Full Version : Ozzie stretches Peavy out

03-29-2010, 02:57 PM
Man oh man if this happened in Goodyear the noise would be epic.

FWIW it's a dumb move on a guy who had some issues last year, and that's not smart.


Jake Peavy's a tough guy, but what were the White Sox thinking when he threw 112 pitches in a minor-league game against the Reds on Saturday? Nobody's going to throw more pitches in a start this spring. You can go ahead and give him the trophy. Peavy apparently wanted the work, but someone who saw the outing said that he seemed to grow frustrated as the Reds' Triple-A team banged him around for seven runs on 12 hits. His fastball was parked in the low-90s and he seemed to have to trick hitters to put them away. Veterans don't worry too much about the results this time of the season, but the numbers say Peavy has been hittable all spring -- 15 hits, eight runs in 11 innings in 'A' games. Pitchers normally like to coast through their final starts of the spring, but Peavy might need to get some results the next time out for his own frame of mind when he makes his 2010 debut April 7 against Cleveland.

03-29-2010, 04:00 PM
Man oh man if this happened in Goodyear the noise would be epic

and it would absolutely deserve to be

03-29-2010, 04:35 PM
Which Reds were in the AAA game?

03-29-2010, 04:44 PM
Peavy has never been able to go deep in to games. Not a good thing for an old school guy like Ozzie.

03-29-2010, 05:31 PM
I believe that I read somewhere that Peavy wanted to work on fastball location in that game so he didnt throw one breaking ball all game. Which was why he wasnt worried about the results and also might be why they were willing to let him go farther into the game.