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    Kennedy's start in AAA

    UPDATE, 7:47 p.m.: Ian Kennedy has a perfect game through four innings for Scranton tonight. He has struck out three. 48 pitches/31 strikes.

    The Yankees are playing Charlotte.

    UPDATE, 8:08 p.m.: Ian Kennedy is perfect through five innings in Scranton. Isnít that something?
    WTF?

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    Kei Igawa had a no hitter through 6/7 earlier this year, anything can happen in AAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JV51 View Post
    Kei Igawa had a no hitter through 6/7 earlier this year, anything can happen in AAA.
    Wow, you think even Perez could do it??

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    Just gave up his first hit.

    This is defiantly a confidence booster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadLover View Post
    Wow, you think even Perez could do it??
    No but I'll surely take Perez over that clown who wears sunglasses at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JV51 View Post
    No but I'll surely take Perez over that clown who wears sunglasses at night.
    You think we should still call Perez inconsistent? Because he's been pretty much consistently bad thus far.

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    Going by the announcer, these opposing hitters are looking like school boys against Kennedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    You think we should still call Perez inconsistent? Because he's been pretty much consistently bad thus far.
    He's been bad but probably better then league average if you look at the stats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    Going by the announcer, these opposing hitters are looking like school boys against Kennedy.
    How are you listening? Is it online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadLover View Post
    How are you listening? Is it online?

    Yeah, but I pay for it on MILB.com

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    Nice little run down on Kennedy's starts.

    Top first: Strong first inning for Ian Kennedy who threw 10 pitches, eight of them fastballs. He missed outside with his first pitch, then threw two called strikes before a weak flyout to left. Next batter grounded out to short on the first pitch. No. 3 hitter Chris Getz took a low fastball, fouled off a fastball then pulled a curveball foul. That was Kennedy's first offspeed pitch of the night. After a fastball up and in, Getz flied out to right on a changeup.

    Top second: Another inning, another dose of fastballs from Ian Kennedy. Took him 10 pitches to get through another inning, and seven of those pitches were fastballs. He struck out the first hitter and the last hitter, both on curveballs setup by fastballs.

    Top third: For the first time tonight, Kennedy leaned on his offspeed stuff a little bit. He threw seven pitches to Mike Rouse, and three of the first five were offspeed (back-to-back changeups and a 2-2 curveball in the dirt). With a full count, Kennedy went back to the fastball and got a foul ball and a drive to right-center that Justin Christian saved with an outstanding diving catch. Next batter flied out on a first-pitch fastball, which setup a moment of stupidity. After a first-pitch strike to No. 9 hitter Fernando Cortez, Kennedy plunked him with a fastball, at which point Cortez made a big fuss and acted like he was going to charge the mound. Unless those two have some personal history I don't know about, I'm pretty sure Kennedy was not trying to hit Triple-A No. 9 hitters. Kennedy got the next batter to fly out on a 1-0 changeup.

    Top fourth: After two routine groundouts, Kennedy threw almost all offspeed pitches to Brad Eldred, who saw mostly fastballs in his first at-bat. The seven-pitch AB included only one fastball -- fouled off to even the count at 2 -- and Kennedy got the strikeout on a changeup.

    Top fifth: Kennedy's best inning. He started Jeff Leifer with a curveball and a changeup, both of which were called strikes. He then went inside with two straight fastballs, both balls, before getting a swinging strikeout on a changeup. Kennedy really seems to be pounding inside when he has two strikes. Next batter saw four straight fastballs, all for strikes, finishing with a routine groundout on a fastball in on the hands. After two changeups for strikes to Mike Rouse, Kennedy ended the inning by getting Rouse to fly out on a fastball.

    Top sixth: Nice little ovation for Kennedy, who just gave up his first hit on a lazy single to center field. It came on a 2-1 changeup to Jerry Owens. Kennedy had fallen behind 2-0 to Owens, only the second time Kennedy had been down 2-0 this game. Owens went on to steal second and take third on an error by Chris Stewart, but Kennedy stranded the runner with a fairly hard hit ball to center. The inning started with Kennedy making Paul Phillips look foolish on a breaking ball away. Pretty sure it was a slider. Phillips had no chance.

    Top seventh: Brad Eldred has now struck out three times and Jeff Leifer has now struck out twice. Thsoe are the Nos. 4 and 5 hitters for Charlotte, and Kennedy has made them look like dopes.

    Hard to overstate just how good Kennedy looks.

    Top eighth: Kennedy's last pitch of the night might have been his best. After falling behind 3-1 to Royce Huffman, Kennedy threw a fastball that Huffman fouled off before using a changeup to send Huffman down swinging. He threw 90 pitches, 58 strikes. Heath Phillips now pitching.
    Last edited by Tyler Durden; 05-06-2008 at 09:05 PM.

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    Here is his final line.

    Code:
    IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA
    7.1	1	0	0	0	8	0	0.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    You think we should still call Perez inconsistent? Because he's been pretty much consistently bad thus far.

    almost, but not quite, as consistently bad hughes and lennedy have been

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    Quote Originally Posted by neckdemon View Post
    almost, but not quite, as consistently bad hughes and lennedy have been
    LOL... yeah too bad Hughes and Kennedy are 21 and 23 year old prospects adjusting to the majors.

    What is Perez's excuse? Besides being a basket case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    Here is his final line.

    Code:
    IP    H    R    ER    BB    SO    HR    ERA
    7.1    1    0    0    0    8    0    0.00

    don't worry....he'll come back up to the majors and get shelled

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    Here is his final line.

    Code:
    IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA
    7.1	1	0	0	0	8	0	0.00
    That has to be wrong.

    edit, never mind, the formatting was messed up and it looked like 8 HR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    LOL... yeah to bad Hughes and Kennedy are 21 and 23 year old prospects adjusting to the majors.

    What is Perez's excuse? Besides being a basket case.

    what's kennedy's excuse? oh yeah he's just not that good.

    hughes excuse? oh yeah he sneezed while chokin his chicken and cracked a rib....lol

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    That's a nice start by Kennedy. The so called next Greg Maddux right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neckdemon View Post
    don't worry....he'll come back up to the majors and get shelled
    Maybe, but something tells me if Kennedy got shelled in the minors, Mets fan, like yourself.. would be all over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JV51 View Post
    That's a nice start by Kennedy. The so called next Greg Maddux right?


    yeah like chad was the next montana right?

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