The Diablo Nation held our annual Rocky V Cascade scrimage yesterday in Seattle. It's the first time I've felt like I've seen consistent play from both teams on offense and defense. Still a lot to learn over the course of the season for both teams, but I feel ready for opening weekend next week.
Because of the quick start to the season (four games in the first week) I've been forced to extend pitchers more than I'd like this early in the season. Last year we had the luxory of sending people out for 2-3 innings max with week long breaks between games. No such luck this year. So I threw 4 innings yesterday and feel like I could probably throw 5 next weekend.
I didn't feel like I had much arm strength and didn't have the fastball I'd like but the offspeed stuff was coming around and I had good movement. It was only my second time against live hitters this year so the control was just a bit off, but I was mostly missing outside of the strike zone rather than over the plate. I also got out of a self inflicted bases loaded jam with 2 k's right when I needed them.