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Igawa somewhat of an enigma

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 15, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s something you don’t see often: the Yankees winning a game with a suicide squeeze bunt. Kevin Reese got the ball down to score Chris Basak in the seventh.

Sean Henn got the win with Mo Rivera and Brian Bruney finishing up. The Yankees had only seven hits but that was enough.

I had to run upstairs and file, so I wasn’t able to listen to all of Joe Torre’s postgame. But both and and Jorge Posada said how impressed they were with Kei Igawa’s pitches. It’s the consistency of the pitches they want to see improve.

Posada said Igawa works up in the zone, which is unusual. He also isn’t afraid to throw his off-speed stuff when behind in the count. That could make him effective.

As Torre said, Igawa is overthrowing at times and that’s undoubtedly because he’s trying to impress his new team.

He’s going to get a few more starts this spring and we’ll find out a little more each time. Is he the Japanese Jaret Wright or the Japanese Tom Glavine? Hard to say.

For those of you concerned with such things, RHP Tyler Clippard was reassigned after the game.




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