"I'm not too worried at this point," Igawa said through an interpreter. "It is the first game. I'm able to realize what I need to work on. That is a positive, moving forward."Yes, it's the first spring game, but Igawa has been in camp for a while now and he apparently is very prepared. He is also part of a $46 million investment, so the Yankees expect more from him. Giving up a grand slam to a pinch hitter on a college team is inexcusable.
"He got himself in trouble with a walk and hit a guy," Girardi said. "He didn't finish off the slider, and he got in some bad counts, which hurt, but it's early. Your pitches aren't going to be as sharp now as they're going to be in a month."
If I were in Igawa's position, I'd certainly be worried.
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