Joe Saunders is ready to pitch.
The Diamondbacks forced a Game 4 Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers, leaving Saunders the one on the mound in another do-or-die game on Wednesday.
Regardless, Saunders is anxious to throw. He hasn’t pitched since September 28th.
“I haven’t done really anything different,” he said referring to his routine. “It’s nice to have a few extra days off…and I think the extra time will serve me pretty good. I should be pretty fresh.”
This year Saunders set a career-high with 212 innings while eclipsing the 200-inning mark for the second straight season and matching his career-high with 33 starts (12-13, 3.69 ERA).