St. Louis Cardinals Chris Carpenter and Jaime Garcia looking ahead for Spring Training
January 21st, 2013 by Umair Hassan | No Comment |
The St. Louis Cardinals two talented starting pitchers Chris Carpenter and Jaime Garcia are hoping that this coming Major League Baseball Spring Training sessions will give them a jump start into a new MLB season.
Both Major Leaguers have played the last season with several injuries which slightly put them on back foot but now they are feeling much better and roaring ahead of Spring Training.
"Right now I'm in a stage of my career where my mind is never at ease with physical issues, I feel good. And I feel healthy. But I felt that coming into last year, too, and it didn't work out. I know that my throwing is going well. I know that my shoulder is strong throughout exercise and throwing. I'm not having any issues," said Carpenter, who turns 38 in April.
Carpenter added, "I was a little anxious about how I was going to feel and if I was going to feel well, When you go through all the stuff that I've gone through, there's always doubt in your mind when you pick up the ball -- what is it going to feel like? So far, it's felt good."
Later Garcia said, "I'm feeling good, getting ready for spring, All I'm doing is working as hard as I can. Believe me, I'm doing everything I can possibly do every single day to be ready to go."
Despite injuries, both players still showed good commitment in the last season. Garcia showed good and consistent ERA of 3.92 along with 7-7 win loss, 98 strikeouts and 1.36 WHIP.
While Chris Carpenter also gave tough time to all the opposing batters and finished achieving 3.71 ERA along 0-2 win-loss, 12 strikeouts and 1.12 WHIP and earned appreciation from the Cardinals’ entire roster.
Now experts believe that the way both starters are showing optimism for the upcoming Spring Training, is certainly a very interesting and positive factor for the Cardinals as they will try to match other team’s extraordinary starting pitching prowess.