On the Farm: Tonight Jeff Karstens threw 3.0 scoreless innings allowing 2H striking out 1 in his rehab start in Altoona.— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 21, 2012
Jeff Karstens made his first rehab start since being placed on the DL in mid-April. He was on a three inning or 45-pitch limit and managed to go three innings for AA Altoona. He allowed no runs and two hits and struck out one while walking none. A good first step. Update: It appears Karstens only threw 37 pitches to get thru three innings and then threw eight more in the bullpen to get to 45.