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'Big day' for Peavy

Posted on: February 21, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Jake PeavyThe first day of live batting practice is usually a big day for pitchers and batters, being the first step back actual baseball activities -- but Monday's session was even more important for White Sox starter Jake Peavy.

"A day like today is a fun day and a big day for you because there are times you think you'll never do what I did today again," Peavy told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. "I certainly think about it when you're sitting down with surgeons and they're trying to figure out how they're going to do surgery and try to figure out a rehab program. It's something that does cross your mind. What if I come back, and I'm never close to the same? Certainly, those are things you think about when you have alone time, but I think we're all past that and moving forward to being who I know I can be."

Peavy threw about 40 pitches to Jordan Danks, Stefan Gartrell and Brandon Short. Peavy said he threw at about 75 percent intensity and also threw some breaking pitches. The next test is how he reacts Tuesday, the day after throwing.

Peavy is expected to pitch March 4 against the Angels in another big test. Peavy has said that he hopes to be ready for opening day, but the White Sox won't need a fifth starter until a little while after that. Chris Sale will not be an option to replace Peavy in the rotation -- Phil Humber, Lucas Harrell, Jeff Gray and Charlie Leesman have been noted as options to pitch in the fifth spot instead of Peavy.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2011 11:22 am
 

'Big day' for Peavy

It seemed Jake Peavy was lights out for the White Sox against the lower tiered teams like the Royals and the Indians.  He struggled against the competitors.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2011 10:09 pm
 

'Big day' for Peavy

Peavy has to return to ace form in order for the Sox to compete, all the other pitchers on the staff ar #3 starters at best.  Without an ace the Sox starting staff is in the bottom third of the league.

We'll see, but it doesn't look like Peavy is going to be the same pitcher in the A.L he was in the N.L.   He barely pitched 100 innings between the 2 leagues 2 seasons ago and barely exceeded 100 again last year.  

His whip last year reached about 1.3 which isn't anything special at all that's for sure.  In the games he started his quality starts stat wasn't good.. only 50 percent.  And for those  that say he finished off strong before he got hurt with 5 good games in a row, I won't put too much stock in somebody beating the Cubs twice, Nationals, Indians and Nationals for 5 games... those were some pretty gross hitting teams...

And of course this is the A.L where pitchers don't get an almost automatic out every 3 innings against a pitcher or late inning pinch hitter at times.  And they don't get the benefit of excessive bunts or sacrifices.... it's a different game in the A.L....

The Whitesox took a huge risk taking on that contract..... we'll see if it pays off.... so far though, it has been a complete bust.





Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2011 6:34 pm
 

'Big day' for Peavy

Peavy has to return to ace form in order for the Sox to compete, all the other pitchers on the staff ar #3 starters at best.  Without an ace the Sox starting staff is in the bottom third of the league.


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