Miguel Gonzalez threw 14 pitches in a relief appearance today, his first back-to-back appearances since restarting his rehab as a reliever. It was reported that his fastball peaked at 95-96 mph Saturday night. He followed that up with 92-94 mph on 10 of his 11 fastballs on Sunday. One fastball dipped to 91. He threw 3 off-speed pitches, two 77 mph curve balls and an 81 mph slider(?). The first batter fell behind 0-2 and fouled off a pitch before hitting a soft cue shot that found space between Art Charles and Angelo Mora on the right side. It barely reached the outfield grass. Gonzalez struck out the next batter after falling behind 2-0. The third batter lined a ball back through the box that Gonzalez grabbed between his ankles. He easily doubled up the runner off first. Continue reading Threshers; June 29, 2014
Miguel Gonzalez was activated today and began his Major League Rehab Assignment. He started for the Threshers and was less than impressive. I went down to the bullpen to watch his pre-game warmups. It wasn’t pretty. He was consistently high with most of his pitches. At one point, the pitching coach (Bob Milacki, I think) stopped him to pantomine a delivery and release. A few pitches later, Gonzalez launched a wild pitch that Logan Moore could barely get leather on. The ball rattled around in the walkway and eventually rolled through the open door into left field.
When the game started, Gonzalez’ control problems continued. Continue reading Miguel Gonzalez Begins Rehab with Threshers
I arrived at the Carpenter Complex and prepared to watch Cord Sandberg, Trey Williams, Luis Encarnacion on Ashburn Field. Adam Loewen was warming up for the start, so I walked over to see who would start for the GCL squad on Roberts Field. Miguel Gonzalez and Cameron Rupp were to be battery mates, and I was going to watch this game instead.
Gonzalez started off with 2 fast balls for balls. They were low and at 92 and 93 mph. Continue reading MAG pitches at XST! May 10, 2014