Javy threw a bullpen session yesterday and reported that his finger felt great. He is still set to start on Thursday which is good news.
He said: It felt normal, I didn’t feeling it pitching so I’m ready to go Thursday.”
Since Vazquez has finally got on track it is important to keep this hot streak going. The finger is still bruised but the swelling is completely gone.
In his last 3 outings Javy has given up just two runs and his velocity was noticeably higher. Last game he was pitching a one hit gem but had to come out after 6 due to the finger injury. He also only through 70 pitches in that outing showing that he was locating as well as getting people out. Now this was all against the Mets so maybe it could be taken as a grain of salt but Javy looks to be moving closer to his 2009 form.
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