Fatigue stops Alex Cobb after 1 inning in 2nd rehab start
DAYTONA – RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John) was scheduled to pitch three innings Monday for Class A Charlotte during his second minor league rehab start but stopped after a 27-pitch first inning because of fatigue.
“It was (Stone Crab manager) Michael Johns and the trainers call,” Cobb said. “Too many pitches. Getting tired.”
Cobb, pitching in only his second game since suffering his elbow injury March 17, 2015, allowed a run on two hits and a walk. He threw 18 strikes.
“The difference between this outing and last outing was night and day,” Cobb said. “A couple of more outings and I’ll feel comfortable on the mound.”
In his first minor league outing on July 6, Cobb threw 21 pitches (eight strikes) in two-thirds of an inning for the Stone Crabs.
“Today was a lot better pitching-wise,” Cobb said. “My pitches were sharper. My location was better.”
Cobb said he expects to make his third rehab start Saturday for the Stone Crabs.