Vazquez working on command
Javier Vazquez came away from his second spring start feeling like he still has some work to do. He completed three innings of two-run ball, touched by Ty Wigginton’s home run in the second inning among the four hits he allowed. Vazquez walked one and struck out two.
“I feel like I need to make better pitches,” Vazquez said. “Some pitches today, I felt like I was rushing too much. My changeup and a few fastballs didn’t have enough movement and were straight. It’s little things like that.”
Vazquez said he threw a better changeup to Matt Wieters during a strikeout at-bat in the third inning and said that his body and arm feel fine.
“As long as you get your six games during the spring, it’s going to be OK,” Vazquez said. “I feel good. I’ve done this for a lot of years, so basically I’m doing what I’m supposed to do.”