Wednesday, February 21, 2007





2nd pitcher of the day, Armando Benitez. Benitez seemed to be throwing nice and loose and was getting pretty good velocity for this time of year. I saw no sign of him favoring a knee, a leg or any other body part........but it's early.

7 comments:

DrBGiantsfan said...

A healthy, effective Mando would go a long ways toward putting this team in contetion for the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Looks like he's throwing a split. Did you happen to notice if it was actually getting movement (unlike last year)?

phil said...

Im glad he's not wearing that ugly grey glove anymore.

Giantfan9 said...

I really don't know what he was throwing. Most of the pitches are throwing fastballs at this point with an occasional off-speed pitch thrown in there. Benitez did throw one off-speed pitch to Bonds that Bonds got a really ugly swing on. It was up high so I hope it wasn't a splitter.

Alex said...

From today's Draper article:

"But Benitez provided the day's highlight by firing a wicked split-fingered fastball that produced a wild, one-handed swing from Bonds. "He thought it was a sinker," Benitez said. Bonds simply watched the next pitch dart by, yelling good-naturedly to Benitez, "You can get me once, but not twice."

allfrank said...

It makes sense that he would not run and do some of the other conditioning work because of his knee. And, I suppose, there is no way to know if he is riding a bike in the locker room. But is there any sign he is strong and toned?

Anonymous said...

I was at a game against the Angels last season and Mando came out and actually had one of his few 1-2-3 innings of the year. He faced Vladimir Guerrero and threw him some fastballs but got him out on a few high splitters.