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Kennedy impresses in Puerto Rico

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Nov 29, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Ian Kennedy is doing some nice work in Puerto Rico for the Indios de Mayaguez. Here are his stats through four starts:

19.2 innings
11 hits
5 earned runs
1 home run
9 walks
18 strikeouts
Opposing BA: .169
WHIP: 1.02

His last start came on Tuesday. He threw seven shutout innings, allowing three hits without a walk while striking out four. He got 10 outs on grounders.

The Puerto Rican winter league is hardly any sort of indicator. But Kennedy pitched well for Scranton down the stretch and has pitched well for Mayaguez. He should come into spring training feeling good about himself.

For reasons I can’t fathom, a large segment of fans have given up on Kennedy because he hasn’t pitched well in the majors and one day made some foolish comments that he quickly apologized for.

He’ll be 24 next month and has thrown a grand total of 59.2 innings in the majors. Kennedy could well be a contributor. They didn’t draft him in the first round (before Joba, by the way) by accident.

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In case you missed it, Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg last night. What would Joe Girardi say if this ever happened to a Yankee? “Oh, that’s nothing. It was just a handgun.” Either that or, “It was a routine 3 a.m. visit to the emergency room.”

 
 

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