We are back in Rochester after a trip to Georgia, Charlotte & Syracuse. I've never been to Charlotte before and if nothing else it was great to check off another field. The stadium was pretty aged and gave you a feel for the history that has come through it's door. I got to see a bunch of graphers I met in Florida during past spring trainings and signed up everything they had. Syracuse really changed since I've been there last in 2006. The last time I was there it was a cage fence for the outfield walls, the bullpens were in centerfield and the entire field was artificial turf. Back then a lot of the guys would dread playing games there. This time around it actually felt like baseball, they did a great job fixing up that place. As far as pitching goes things are going great. Instead of looking up at the radar gun and seeing 86 & 87 a month ago nearly every pitch now is 89 with a couple 88's. In Gwinnett last week I flashed 90 a trio of times. As far as the positives go I've given up 1 run in my last 11 outings. I've also held righties to a .167 batting average and if you take out my team leading 4 intentional walks my whip is close to 1. I do need to get better on getting lefties out & getting my slider to bite more with 2 strikes, then I will start seeing more k's. Overall I'm very happy with how I have been pitching and know I will continue to get stronger.