Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Kennedy To Rejoin Big Club,
Make Start On Thursday

Ian Kennedy did not have to wait long for another crack at the big league rotation and will start this Thursday against Tampa Bay.
Ian Kennedy pitched one [scoreless] inning for Scranton against Indianapolis.

12 pitches / 7 strikes. Scott Strickland replaced him.

Kennedy has thrown 8.1 innings for Scranton. 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts. He’ll be here to face the Rays on Thursday.

Personally, I’d think you want him to show a little more down there.

I strongly agree with Pete's final thought. You would like to see Kennedy get (at least) a full second start to further test himself at AAA before such an instantaneous return to the rotation.

Unfortunately for the Yankees, as Abraham also notes, they cannot afford to simply give the game away by allowing Kei Igawa to pitch.

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