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Lip Man 1
05-15-2006, 04:59 PM
From whitesox.com

It's all good:


Bring on the Cubs: Jose Contreras threw a full-blown side session Monday morning. While he wasn't satisfied with his control, according to Guillen, Contreras took another major step in returning to the mound this Sunday against the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field.

"It sure looks like we are going in the right direction. That's nice to see. He was very strong," said White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper of Contreras. "The other day was basically taking it out for a test run, and that test run turned into more than I thought we would do on that day.

"So, obviously he felt good. Today, he threw all of his pitches from all his angles. If he feels good the rest of today and tomorrow, we are really looking like we are in a good spot."

Contreras will throw a final sideline Thursday in St. Petersburg, in preparation for his to-be-announced start, which would be in the series finale of the crosstown showdown. Cooper added a pitch count was not kept on Monday, with Contreras basically throwing enough to have a good workout, using all his pitches, from all of his various angles.
"He's the type from what we've seen so far, that when he has a little something, we want to make sure he has a couple of times to get it out of his head," said Cooper of Contreras working through his bout of sciatica. "And today it sure looks like it was out of his head. He's looking good."

Woo-Hoo!!

Lip

twsoxfan5
05-15-2006, 05:01 PM
Sounds good to me. Thanks for the update.

SBSoxFan
05-15-2006, 05:02 PM
Yes!!!!!!!

Hangar18
05-15-2006, 05:04 PM
Contreras ........... eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee YESSSS!

cbotnyse
05-15-2006, 05:21 PM
good news...here's to keeping the streak going :gulp:

QCIASOXFAN
05-15-2006, 07:30 PM
In that case I think I smell another Cubs shutout.:D:

CubsfansareDRUNK
05-15-2006, 07:47 PM
Shutout? I smell a cubs no-hitter, but thats just my nose.

JohnBasedowYoda
05-15-2006, 07:55 PM
I smell 27 strike outs

FedEx227
05-15-2006, 07:55 PM
Theres no way he can be ready, he hasn't thrown a simulated game yet!

voodoochile
05-15-2006, 08:14 PM
I smell 27 strike outs

28 and still a perfect game... where you been?:tongue:

vegyrex
05-15-2006, 08:16 PM
Theres no way he can be ready, he hasn't thrown a simulated game yet!

That's right, look how well simulated games have helped the cubs! :D:

I want Mags back
05-15-2006, 08:26 PM
Woo-hoo

jongarlandlover
05-15-2006, 08:26 PM
whoot! this is great news.

slobes
05-15-2006, 09:04 PM
Theres no way he can be ready, he hasn't thrown a simulated game yet!

What really matters is how he pitches in his minor league starts. As soon as he does this, I'm sure the Tribune will gladly inform us of his IP, K, BB, opponents avg, number of first pitch strikes, % of pitches that are fastballs, and how many steps he takes from the dugout to the mound like they do for other Chicago pitchers.

lizard6king6
05-15-2006, 09:08 PM
AWESOME and that will be the game Im going to!!!