Meant to comment on this yesterday from the Times Leader:
Kei Igawa will have to wait a few more days before he gets another opportunity to enter the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre record book.
One win away from equaling the franchise record for most career pitching wins, Igawa suffered his first loss in his last six starts – a tough 6-1 loss to Syracuse on Tuesday night at PNC Field.
Igawa entered the game with 25 career wins, one shy of the franchise record held by former SWB Red Barons pitcher Evan Thomas. Igawa (6-2) scattered six hits and allowed four runs – just two of them earned – in six innings against the Chiefs. The left-hander, who was the victim of a costly error in the sixth inning, also struck out six and walked two.
Do they have a “Key To The City” in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre? If they do, maybe they’ll give it “Kei” when he breaks the record? If Igawa does set the record, will the folks back in Japan think he’s now a success? Man, the Hanshin Tigers must still be laughing their tails off on this one.