Dylan Bundy continued his hot start to the spring, as he threw 4 2⁄3 innings of scoreless ball on Sunday afternoon against the Cubs. He struck out two and allowed only two hits. So far through Cactus League play, Bundy hasn’t allowed a run in 6 2⁄3 innings of action.
“The No. 1 thing is health and how the body feels,” Bundy said to the media following his outing when asked on what is most important for him this spring. “I felt really good today and that’s important going forward. I’m happy with getting early contact.”
Bundy got early contact and he got it often. He was scheduled to throw only four innings, but due to his low pitch count he pitched the fifth inning and recorded two outs. Bundy said after his outing he went and threw about 15 pitches to get his total pitch count on the afternoon up to about 65.
“That’s who he is,” manager Joe Maddon said following the game. “The pitch ability. All of the stuff was working. Everything looked really good. It’s exactly what we saw last year.”
Bundy threw a lot of changeups, as that’s a pitch he said he’s been working on a lot this spring. He added that in his coming starts he wants to work on refining his curveball and slider.