As I mentioned in my previous post Brian Wilson failed to “climb the mound” today but played some catch instead.
It seem that Brian Wilson and Bruce Bochy have different opinions on that game of catch.
Brian said he played catch for seven or eight minutes “at a high rate.”
Brian being Brian obviously believes that he can make himself fit to pitch in the March 31 regular-season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“That’s one step forward to becoming healthy,” Wilson said of his session. Then in a statement that leads me to believe that he felt that he threw hard to bullpen catcher Taira Uematsu, Wilson said, “Ask his thumb.”
But if you asked Bochy, he described Wilson’s game of catch as “real light catch,” adding that it “gave us an idea where he’s at.”
Bochy indicated that the Giants don’t want to push Wilson to be ready for the opener. “We’re running short on time,” Bochy said. “This isn’t the time to rush Willie back.”
Brian knows that he isn’t totally physically fit and touched on the subject by saying,
“People might think I’m superhuman, but … correction. I am superhuman. But, realistically, in six days I’m not going to be 1,000 percent. I’m going to be 990. I’m just going to take it day by day.”
Thank goodness The Bearded One hasn’t lost his ability to come off as…well…as a NINJA!
Wilson says that he isn’t worried coming from a pitcher who recorded a Major League-high 48 saves last season and six more in the postseason, I have a tendency to believe him.
He also said that he would follow the instructions of team doctors and management.
This I have a harder time believing.
“I know my body,” 🙂 he said. “I know what I’m capable of doing. 🙂 I’m not worried about what other people are thinking. I’m going to do what the doctors tell me and control what I can control. Ideally, everyone would have liked to have me healed the night I was injured.”
Will Bochy have to trim the beard from the opening day line up?
We will just have to wait and see.
WARM WISHES, BRI BRI
GET WELL SOON!