Jason Schmidt had his fourth bullpen session of Spring Training on Tuesday, and he wasn't thrilled with it.
Schmidt, recovering from major right shoulder surgery, reported no pain, but said he took longer to loosen up and didn't feel adequately loose until near the end of his 53-pitch session....
By contrast, Brad Penny threw two innings worth of a simulated game/batting practice against Minor League hitters and was pleased with his recent progress.
"I was throwing harder and my curveball had a lot of bite," said Penny. "I feel like I'm now ahead of past springs."