Cardinals | Chris Carpenter makes rehab start
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 05:10:35 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks while fanning five in 2 2/3 innings at Double-A Springfield Monday, July 15. He had four K's through two scoreless frames and appeared to hit a wall in the third inning. He threw 54 pitches, and 38 of them were strikes. According to the Hammons Field radar gun, his fastball sat between 89 mph and 92 mph, and his cutter ranged from 86 to 88. He threw his full arsenal of pitches. Carpenter said he felt physically feel great, and he feels he is improving. "It starts with trying to command your fastball and command your secondary pitches, which I feel like I did," Carpenter said. "My stuff felt better than it did the last time I threw, (last week in a simulated game.)"