Karstens threw two shutout innings today at Pirate City.
Jeff Karstens took the mound today at Pirate City to throw two innings in a minor league game against the Philadelphia Triple-A squad. Karstens threw two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out one. The only base runner reached on a lead off single, but was erased on a caught stealing two batters later.
"I thought it was going to be a long day after the first guy got a hit," Karstens said. "I was like 'shoot, let's not start like this'."
The right-hander had a quick outing today, only throwing 26 pitches in his two innings, with 15 strikes. After the outing he went to the bullpen to get some more work due to the quick innings during his start.
"It was probably for the best," Karstens said of the quick outings. "We got some game action, and at the same time we were able to kind of work on some things mechanically that we feel will really help me and help my shoulder for the season. As long as we get those th...
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