Ian Kennedy to start Saturday

Game 132: Hanging in the balance
Yanks beat Sox in the minors too

Haven’t seen any confirmation, but Karl Ravech just said on Baseball Tonight that IPK will make Moose’s next start. More as I find it…

Update by Ben (11:14 p.m.): Dan Graziano and Ed Price of The Star-Ledger have your confirmation right here. No word on the corresponding 40-man move yet.

Game 132: Hanging in the balance
Yanks beat Sox in the minors too
  • Marc

    how awsome… gotta make sure im not workin that day.. go go dvr!

  • Ramadan

    its official kennedy will start on sat according to yes

  • Marc

    im watching yes. i didnt see nor hear anything.. hmm i missed it

    • Ramadan

      its coming soon

  • yankeegirl2

    i just heard it on the radio. IPK vs. Tampa Bay!

  • marc

    Cashman is going all in with the BIG THREE!

  • Marcus

    Kind of fitting, isn’t it? Mini-Moose taking the reins from Moose.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Great point.

  • http://www.pinstripealley.com John

    What’s his innings cap for the year supposed to be?
    They only need a fifth starter 3 times. If we’re lucky that will mean 20 innings.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I betcha they give him this one start, then throw Moose back in there. Course that could all change depending how he pitches.

  • steve

    i can’t believe all three of them have debuted this year. i remember cashman saying ideally they want hughes in AAA all year. he comes up, then joba, now kennedy. i love it. the three headed monster is alive !

  • Marc

    theres a lot of marc’s on this blog. damn

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  • http://www.lastmoderaterepublican.com Dan

    I can’t imagine they’ll start him more than once or twice. He’s already at the 30-inning jump (136 this year, 104 last year), and while the Yanks are close enough right now to push that some, having him throw 160 innings would be a little too risky.

    MAN, that was a good draft for us.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Agreed Dan, that draft last year is almost too good to be true. If the Yanks were a crappy, small market team, they’d be calling it a franchise changing draft.

      IPK & Joba in the bigs, McAllister looking like a stud, Curtis in AA, Fortenberry on the cusp of 20-20, Hilligoss racking up hits like no body’s business…oh, and then there’s Betances & Melancon. Insane in the membrane.

      • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Forgot about McCutchen & Robertson!

  • C-Note

    considering I was accused about 10 days ago on this site(not by the fellas who run it but by someone else) of being “fucking stupid” for suggesting the Yanks could, should, and would bring up IPK to pitch in September this is particularly sweet…

    Thank you Cash :)

  • NYFan50

    Who would have thought that Hughes, Kennedy and Joba would all be on the major league club this year…and all at the same time…

  • yankeegirl2

    No word on the corresponding 40-man move yet.

    would they need a 40-man roster move? saturday is sept 1st.

  • Joba the Great

    Now if Humberto Sanchez could just limp out on the field and toss an inning in Game 7 . . . ah, I can dream, can’t I?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Limp? I think he can walk okay. His arm surgery however will prevent that.

      Sanchez has begun a throwing program though. He’s expected back mid-summer 2008.

  • Dude

    they would need a 40-man move if they want IPK on the postseason roster.

  • yankeegirl2

    ah, i see. thanks, dude.

  • Mac

    This has officially made my day. Beating the Red Sox helps too.

  • Count Zero

    I do believe I also predicted Cashman would throw Moose under the bus if he had another bad start. There’s too much playoff revenue at stake for that fiasco to continue. I think it’s now clear that the FO is completely in command and JT is a lame duck manager.

    But even I really never thought they would actually call up IPK! I’m thrilled and worried for the kid at the same time. But no matter what happens, at least there’s a CHANCE that the guy who starts on Saturday won’t give up half a dozen before the Yanks bat three times. That’s all we can ask for.

  • http://mlbsaison2007.blogspot.com/ Philipp

    They can place Andrew Brackman on the 60-day-DL to make room for IPK.

  • Rick in Boston

    I love coming into the office on mornings like this, knowing everyone will be miserable because the Yankees won last night. Even better is knowing that Cashman is fully in control of this ballclub. And even better than that was watching Chamberlain making the Sox look foolish.