Peavy More Than Impressive

Saturday, March 17, 2012

White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy turned in a stellar pitching performance, allowing no hits and only one walk with five strikeouts in his 5.0 innings of work as the Sox shut out Seattle, 5-0, in Glendale Saturday afternoon.

 The only base runner Peavy allowed came when he walked Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak on a 3-2 pitch to open the second inning.

“Very blessed, very pleased to go out there and have good stuff, show you guys, show my teammates, it’s still there,” Peavy said.

“I just feel like a kid again to go out and be able to play baseball.   It’s so refreshing to be healthy.”

Peavy cautioned not to get too excited because of today’s start or too low because of his prior outing.  In spring training, the goal is to work on fastball location and get your work in.

“Today was a good day,” he said.  “I got a lot of good work in.  But it’s spring training.  It’s nice to have a good frame of mind and come to the ballpark and not hurt.  I normally don’t turn it up that much this early in spring training.”

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