Ian Kennedy to start Saturday


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.

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  1. Marc says:

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

  2. Ramadan says:

    its official kennedy will start on sat according to yes

  3. Marc says:

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

  4. yankeegirl2 says:

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

  5. marc says:

    Cashman is going all in with the BIG THREE!

  6. Marcus says:

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

  7. John says:

    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.

  8. steve says:

    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 !

  9. Marc says:

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

  10. Dan says:

    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.

    • Mike A. says:

      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.

  11. C-Note says:

    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 :)

  12. NYFan50 says:

    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…

  13. yankeegirl2 says:

    No word on the corresponding 40-man move yet.

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

  14. Joba the Great says:

    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?

    • Ben K. says:

      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.

  15. Dude says:

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

  16. yankeegirl2 says:

    ah, i see. thanks, dude.

  17. Mac says:

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

  18. Count Zero says:

    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.

  19. Philipp says:

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

  20. Rick in Boston says:

    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.

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