Today at Security Service Field, Rockies injured starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin threw multiple simulated games with Sky Sox manager Stu Cole and pitching coach Butch Hughes watching closely. Chacin threw to Sky Sox left-handers Charlie Blackmon and Tim Wheeler as well as right-handed batters Tommy Field and Omir Santos.
“I thought it went well, he is getting to the point now where he is starting to feel good and he said his arm felt great and did not have any pain after throwing those three simulated games. He was not at 100 percent yet, but he was around 80 to 85 percent. The main thing is he felt good after it all, and we will see what the next step is after that,” Sky Sox manager Stu Cole said. “We were watching his release point and his pitches to see if they had any movement or depth, but the main thing I was making sure of was that he got out of this healthy. The biggest issue sometimes with these rehabs and simulated games are they are not game-speed, so we try to make sure these guys are as close to that as possible so that they don’t come out of these with any more injuries.”