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Mound Monday

When Fridays come around everyone is looking forward to some time off and a weekend away from things. This was the opposite for me this weekend, I’ve been looking forward to Monday for a long time now. This coming Monday will be my first time back on the mound throwing bullpens since surgery back in October. This weekend couldn’t have gone any slower than it has I’ve been watching tv, movies and playing xbox the time still seems to not move forward. 

All in all the it has been a pretty eventful and busy week leading up to getting back on the mound. Thursday night we went to Chase Field to watch the Dbacks Giants game, it was a great game and the dbacks were able to work Lincecum for a less than stellar outing and win late in that game. Like i said earlier the weekend has been filled with…. well filled with fillers like xbox, tv and movies. Although I did finally get Blindside on netflix and that movie was amazing. Id have to say an instant top 10 favorite movie. I’ve also actually been bored enough to clean up my apartment and do some laundry!! 
As I close this entry I cant help but be anxious to get back on the mound tomorrow and look forward to these coming months. Although my arm will probably feel good and emotions will be flowing, I have to remember to take it easy and hold back a little. 
Time to watch the Dbacks and some playoff hockey!

Let’s go Colts!

Just settling in to watch the Colts take on the 49ers here in Tucson. I’ve had a pretty busy weekend so far, a day to relax and watch football will be nice! I’m pretty pumped that I finally get to watch the Colts on a regional broadcast.

There has been some questions posted by readers that were wondering about the injury before the actual injury. The season for me was going great in 2009, couldnt have asked to be any healthier. Like every pitcher we have our ups and downs both physically and mentally. Not really sure if at any point in the season that a baseball player can say he is 100% healthy, but on July 30th while warming up in the bullpen I could feel I wasnt my normal self. At first, I thought it was something that would go away and I would loosen up after about 15 throws, but not this day. I proceeded to have my worst start of the year, not saying it was from my elbow but I was frustrated with my performance. Following my outing I went into the trainers room and said that something didn’t feel right, and by right I meant not what I usually feel following an outing. The most crazy thing about my injury was that the outing that I suffered my injury was the hardest I had thrown the entire season. My FB averages were up and my FB peak was also the highest of the season.

Tomorrow begins my first day of rehab at the Dbacks complex with our rehab guys. I’ve been doing some icing and flexibility stuff while sitting on couch and watching football the past few days. This has been tough for me to do, I’m usually a person that is on the go and doesn’t like to be lazy. I will blog next week more about the week in rehab and what I did and how my progression is.

Frank Gore just broke a huge run on our defense!! Thats a sign for me to settle in and start cheering on the Colts.