"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Friday, May 23, 2008

Improvement

Ian Kennedy showed signs of improvement Thursday night against the Orioles. He struggled with control at times, but was able to get out of jams while limiting the damage.

In total:

6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K

With the effort, he lowered his ERA by more than a run, as it now sits at 7.27.

His pitch count was high (97 pitches for 57 strikes), but many of those were thrown in the third inning even though he only allowed one run. After Alex Rodriguez spoke to Kennedy in the middle of the Orioles' rally, he seemed to settle himself down.

This was a very encouraging start and it gives Kennedy something positive to build on. If he can continue to pitch like he did tonight, the Yankees will be in much better shape.

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

1 comments:

Commander Rob said...

A-Rod talking to Kennedy was huge. That's a real Captain right there! Derek Jeter was at SS looking into space thinking about his next Ford commercial the whole time.

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