G-Braves Postgame Quotes: Jordan Walden

Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Walden made his second rehab appearance with the Gwinnett Braves on Sunday afternoon. The right-hander went one inning, walking one and striking out two. He hurled 19 pitches, 12 for strikes in the G-Braves 4-2 win over the Rochester Red Wings. After his start, I caught up with the Braves reliever.

JD: How did the Hamstring feel?

JW: “Hamstring felt good. I didn’t have any issues with it again, so that was a positive.”

JD: Was there any shoulder/arm issues associated with skipping your last scheduled rehab?

JW: “My arm just needed an extra day of rest. It was my first time out (on Thursday) and I just needed another day so that’s why I threw today.”

JD: You threw 19 pitches, 12 for strikes. Did you feel like you commanded the zone a little better today?

JW: “I mean, I walked the first guy. I wasn’t very happy with that. I didn’t feel like the command was there, but I battled through and got a couple strike outs.”

JD: First time out you said you had trouble from the stretch, how did you feel about it this time around?

JW: “I tested myself early by walking the leadoff batter. It wasn’t a good thing that I walked him but I tested myself from the stretch and it felt a lot better this time around. Especially from the last time I threw from the stretch (Thursday night).”

JD: What’s next?

JW: “I’m not sure. Hopefully I get to meet up with the team in Colorado, but at this point I have to wait and hear what they have to say.”

“The difference between a successful person and others is not the lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” -Vince Lombardi-

-JD-

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