Kerry Wood Today

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Went down to Fitch Park to check out Kerry Wood’s pitching. He did 3 sessions, the first 2 about 15 pitches each against Mesa Cubs hitters Puello, Brown, Inoa, and Reynolds.

Before the last round, he was asked if he wanted to throw a 3rd session, and he gave an enthusiastic “Yes.”

This is the Balls and Strikes and Results for his 3rd session: (21 total pitches)

There were no players in the field while Wood pitched.

To Reynolds:

Ball
Strike
Fly ball to left
Ball
Foul
Strike
Ball
Strike Out swinging

To Brown:

Ball
Strike
Foul
Strike Out swinging

To Inoa:

Strike
Strike
Ground ball down the 3rd base line, depending on 3rd baseman could have been a double

To Reynolds:

Strike
Ball
Ball
Ball
Fou
Fly Out to Centerfield

After the final session, Wood shook all the minor league hitter’s hands, and thanked them.

After his 3rd pitching session, he practiced fielding grounders and covering 1st base.

He said “Coming back from surgery is a mental thing, it’s mostly mental.”

When asked what’s the next step? He said “I hope a game on Thursday” (in AZ)

One of the coaches (didn’t get his name) indicated Wood is about a month away from pitching in a game for the Cubs.

From my perspective he looked strong and relaxed, of course he wasn’t going up against the big boys. Wood’s rehab looks to be on schedule, and if his next pitching assignment is in a game here in Az this coming week I will try to get out and watch it.

Timothy

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Tim Sheridan is a Cubs fanatic who also happens to be the Cubs spring training public address announcer at Sloan Stadium and your tour guide here at boysofspring.com.
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