• Big Step For Kennedy

    Posted by on September 17th, 2009 · Comments (1)

    Last night, Ian Kennedy made another nice stride toward his recovery from an annyurism, as he tossed 3 pefect innings against AAA Durham, striking out 6 in the process. The reason he was pulled after 3 innings was that he was on a 50 pitch limit. Kennedy will now head to the Arizona Fall League to continue his rehab. He will definitely get a look next year, so hopefully all goes well with his rehab.

    As for the rest of the game, unfortunately for Scranton, Kei Igawa came in relief of Kennedy and took the loss as he gave up 3 runs in 4 innings, leading to their second loss of the International League Championship Series. It’s a best-of-five series, so we may be looking at some more call-ups in the very near future.

    - Posted By Corey

    Comments on Big Step For Kennedy

    1. MJ
      September 17th, 2009 | 11:55 am

      I hope the SWB Yanks are able to pull it out. Even if it doesn’t mean much, I like the idea of our farm clubs winning championships. The SI Yankees won yesterday, as did the Tampa Yankees, each clinching titles in their respective minor league classifications.

      As for IPK himself, I am definitely rooting for him to make a full recovery. He had a very rough 2008 and perhaps it was a humbling experience for him. But he was lights out in winter ball last year and was looking good this season before he was operated on for the anneurysm (sp?). To see him come back looking sharp yesterday is another step in the right direction. You can never have too much young pitching. If he can work hard this winter and build his arm back up next year, he could very easily be back in the mix for a rotation spot in 2011.

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