Joe Saunders threw in a minor league intrasquad game today to stay on normal rest. It went as expected. Here’s the inning by inning wrap-up
|Hits||0 H||2 H||2 H||3 H||1 H|
|Runs||0 R||1 R||0 R||0 R||1 R|
|Earned runs||0 ER||1 ER||0 ER||0 ER||1 ER|
|Walks||0 BB||0 BB||1 BB||1 BB||0 BB|
|Strikeouts||1 K||3 K||1 K||2 K||1 K|
So Saunders gave up two runs on eightvhits with two walks and eight strikeouts. He threw 78 pitches in 53 strikes.
Taijuan Walker pitched against Saunders.
Chris Harris … the Jacksons Generals radio play by play guy was there watching and had these tweets …
Walker's line today in the intrasquad game: 3.0IP, 1 hit, 1 run, no walks and 5 K's. Only run was a solo shot by Jabari Blash.— Chris Harris (@CHarris731) March 19, 2013
Paxton is done after 3.0 IP, 1 run on 4 hits, no walks, 3 K's. Had 3 wild pitches and hit a batter. Struggled a bit with command.— Chris Harris (@CHarris731) March 19, 2013
This is getting to be an issue with Paxton. I’m not sure if it’s between his ears or it’s mechanical or a bit of both. But he just hasn’t had feel or command with any of his pitches lately.
I was told John Hicks had speed. He just burned Francisco Martinez in center and hit an inside the park home run. No joke. Jackson up 4-2.— Chris Harris (@CHarris731) March 19, 2013