Crain has put left oblique strain behind him

Crain has put left oblique strain behind him

CHICAGO -- Pitching in back-to-back games against the Angels further proved to Jesse Crain that his left oblique strain is now in the past.

"I felt good," said Crain, who threw two scoreless innings against the Angels, striking out two and walking two. "As for the side, I couldn't ask for anything more. I didn't feel it at all.

"It was good getting out there two days in a row, and doing it right away. It made me feel good mentally, too, to get out there and get back into the rhythm of things. I wasn't as crisp as I would have liked yesterday, but I was healthy and excited to be back out there."

Crain hasn't felt the left oblique strain while throwing for the past 10 days, by his estimation.

"I've passed that hurdle," Crain said. "I don't worry about it at all."