So while the trainers were looking into things, I went to get a workout in. So I went in early that morning to tell ‘Skip’ (Jim Riggleman) something is just not right. If I throw a bullpen and it doesn’t go well, I am just going to have to miss a start. Here I was walking into his office to talk to him about it and they were calling me into the office to tell me that walking five guys and giving up a couple of bombs—that’s not going to cut it—which I agree (chuckling). So they optioned me down (to AAA). But I got to throw a bullpen. One way or the other, if I go and throw a bullpen and it doesn’t feel well, I am not going to make a start in AAA. I ended up throwing 15 pitches—off the backstop, in the dirt—and I was just throwing fastballs down the middle. I was just trying to throw fastballs down the middle and I was throwing the ball all over the place.
Garrett Mock--In His Own Words.