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doublem23
03-03-2011, 08:38 PM
Wow. First time I have seen a specific date mentioned by anybody. Obviously this is just Peavy, so the team and the training staff will need to weigh in on this, but he feels he'll be ready for the 1st week of the season.

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/white-sox/post?id=3481

sox1970
03-03-2011, 08:49 PM
So Floyd is pitching on 3 days rest on the 9th? I don't think so.

They need a 5th starter on the 9th.

Hitmen77
03-03-2011, 08:50 PM
Let's see how he does tomorrow in his first exhibition start.

I'd be thrilled if he can be ready by April 10, but I don't want them to rush things either. We need him to be healthy and effective this season.

JermaineDye05
03-03-2011, 09:11 PM
I'm sure that'll change. I'm still expecting one of those "speed bumps" that Peavy's doctor said he should expect. Possibly after tomorrow's outing which coincidentally is against the team he injured himself against. He is set to go 2 innings which is something he couldn't do that fateful day.

SephClone89
03-03-2011, 09:53 PM
I'm going to be at the game on April 10th, so that would be interesting.

Konerko05
03-03-2011, 10:30 PM
This all seems like it's happening way too fast.

I don't think I'll be comfortable watching Peavy throw one single pitch this season. But that's fine with me as long as he keeps throwing pitches.

sox1970
03-03-2011, 10:52 PM
I'm going to be at the game on April 10th, so that would be interesting.

Hopefully Gavin Floyd will go to 2-0 that day, since he'll be the one starting.

DumpJerry
03-03-2011, 10:57 PM
Jake's doc does not seem worried (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0304-haugh-jake-peavy--20110303,0,7780156.column) at the pace of Jake's progress. I think he might know more than any of us.

Falstaff
03-04-2011, 04:39 AM
I have sneaky suspicion that Jake and Herm and MD took seriously my earlier suggestion to use Oil of Wintergreen, "old school" rubbing liniment following throwing sessions. That would explain the fast progress.

RedHeadPaleHoser
03-04-2011, 07:06 AM
Jake's doc does not seem worried (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0304-haugh-jake-peavy--20110303,0,7780156.column) at the pace of Jake's progress. I think he might know more than any of us.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5298/5456073974_b1cb0c5910_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28450386@N03/5456073974/)

Jim Shorts
03-04-2011, 08:27 AM
I don't think I'll be comfortable watching Peavy throw one single pitch this season.

Think about Jerry and Kenny in that same scenario

JermaineDye05
03-04-2011, 01:02 PM
Jake peavy, who pitches vs angels today, telling friends he's shooting for may 1 to pitch for real. #chisox (http://twitter.com/search?q=%23chisox) 4 minutes ago (http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman/status/43747065100120065) via Mobile Web (http://mobile.twitter.com/) Retweeted by 1 person
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/190827556/jon_heyman_bigger.jpg (http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman)
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Give him the month of April off.

sox1970
03-04-2011, 01:28 PM
I really don't get why he's pitching today if his goal to come back is May 1. What's his throwing schedule between now and then? If he's pitching the same amount of innings as everyone else and he feels good, shouldn't his goal be April 6 at KC?

dickallen15
03-04-2011, 02:39 PM
I really don't get why he's pitching today if his goal to come back is May 1. What's his throwing schedule between now and then? If he's pitching the same amount of innings as everyone else and he feels good, shouldn't his goal be April 6 at KC?

He needs to pitch to build up arm strength. In fact, he probably needs to pitch more than anyone. Throwing him out there as much as possible in these meaningless games actually makes a lot of sense.

TheOldRoman
03-04-2011, 02:41 PM
To all the people wishing the Sox hold him out longer to make sure he is healthy, there are a few things to understand. First off, Peavy is no longer injured. The surgery was a success and his shoulder is fully healed. He isn't at a risk to reinjure the shoulder since it is fully healed. It is all about him building up arm strength at this point. Since he started throwing a few months before the other pitchers, I don't think it will take him into May or June to get up to full strength. When he is at full strength, he will pitch. And it won't increase the likelihood of reinjuring the shoulder.

Also, remember that the Sox have one of the best medical staff in baseball. They are going to make sure Peavy is 100% before they send him back out there. Also, they aren't going to let him risk injury or jeopardize his career seeing as they owe him so much more money. They will take precautions.

hawkjt
03-04-2011, 02:59 PM
Reading the interview with Dr. Romero was enlightening and comforting.

This guys seems to know what he is doing in guiding Jake back from the surgery.

Jake threw well today...reportedly 89-92 mph..and gave up zero hits in two innings.

Tomorrow is the next big hurdle...how sore will he be?
I am cautiously optimistic..and trust the Sox medical staff to do the right thing for Jake and the club.

sox1970
03-04-2011, 03:33 PM
He needs to pitch to build up arm strength. In fact, he probably needs to pitch more than anyone. Throwing him out there as much as possible in these meaningless games actually makes a lot of sense.

OK, but then if he's building up at the same rate as the other starters, then he should be ready in early April, not May.

He said after his start today that he's shooting for the back of the rotation in early April, so that should be April 6 at KC.

TheOldRoman
03-04-2011, 04:37 PM
OK, but then if he's building up at the same rate as the other starters, then he should be ready in early April, not May.

He said after his start today that he's shooting for the back of the rotation in early April, so that should be April 6 at KC.Peavy started throwing a few months before the other pitchers. It will take him longer than the others to get into game shape because the muscle was dormant for so many months. They aren't going to throw him out there at the major league level until he is strong enough to throw well over 100 pitches.

sox1970
03-04-2011, 04:47 PM
Peavy started throwing a few months before the other pitchers. It will take him longer than the others to get into game shape because the muscle was dormant for so many months. They aren't going to throw him out there at the major league level until he is strong enough to throw well over 100 pitches.

I think it's very possible he's at 90-100 pitches by his last spring start. As long as there are no setbacks, I expect him pitching the fifth game of the season.

sullythered
03-04-2011, 05:36 PM
Have the Sox starters given up a hit yet?

SephClone89
03-04-2011, 05:39 PM
Have the Sox starters given up a hit yet?

No.

#1swisher
03-04-2011, 06:01 PM
Scott Merkin tweets (http://twitter.com/scottmerkin) and blogs (http://scottmerkin.mlblogs.com/) on Peavy