Friday, September 21, 2007

Kennedy Scratched From Tomorrow's Start

Today, Ian Kennedy was scratched for Saturday's start because of a strain in his upper back. It does not sound very serious, but the rotation will essentially move up one spot, with Roger Clemens pitching in his place tomorrow.

Kennedy is 1-0 with a 1.89 ERA over his first three starts in the major leagues.


Anonymous said...

Apparently Clemens has also been scratched with a leg injury, which means that this could get really interesting in a hurry for the Yankees.

Phil Hughes will get the start on regular rest.

JIm Johnson said...

Yeah, Clemens has a hammy. That's no good. This is a bad time for people to start getting hurt.

yankeesZrider said...

Joe Torre said that Kennedy "maybe next week" would be good to go again. Clemens fought the Yankees coaches b/c he thought he could go today, but the Yankees wanted to be extra careful. Hopefully that's a good sign. Kennedy has a strain in the same place that Billy Wagner had a couple of nights ago, between the shoulder blades on his pitching arm's side.