Yanks to torture fanbase tonight

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Roger Clemens is scratched again. Kei Igawa is pitching. Thanks to Pete Abraham for breaking it to us.

I really don’t want to watch this game tonight.

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

    The Ghost of Kei Igawa returns!

  • mg

    Oh goody. I wonder if we could get him to take the mound dressed as the flying butt monkey.

  • Gibb

    seriously, if anyone doubts the marketing power of roger clemens, i’m pretty sure that a good percentage of the yankee fan base just went from definitely wanting to watch clemens try to clinch to not even bothering to check if igawa still sucks.

  • Jersey

    Wonder what’s in my Netflix queue for tonight…

  • Tripp

    Great move. A guy who has pitched .1 innings in the last month is starting tonight…I guess it’s all they have at this point.

  • http://scottproctorsarm.blogspot.com Andrew

    Let’s go Minnesota!

  • Count Zero

    Who, oh who, is gonna’ be our game 3 starter in the ALDS…

  • RichYF

    Pretty sure I started laughing so hard that I have to watch this game. I hope he pitches a gem to shut all you naysayers up! Nope, I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t make that statement with a straight face.

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

      Rich: I’m secretly hoping that’s what happens. But it is hard to think that with a straight face.

  • Freddy

    Our Father who art in Heaven,
    Hallowed be Thy name…

  • Batty

    Wow, just swallowed my gum. Somehow I feel like that will still be more pleasurable than tonight’s game.

  • JS

    I’d rather have the corpse of Ed Whitson than the Ghost of Kei Igawa.

  • http://www.yanksblog.com James Varghese

    You guys just wait – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5Ks for the Igawna tonight.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      8 shutout innings I say. Guys ALWAYS pitch better on days they didn’t expect to start, just like Litsch yesterday.

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  • Frank

    I’m going against the grain left and right today. I haven’t given up yet on Igawa based on his AAA numbers:

    11 GS, 68.1 IP, 3.69 ERA, 15 BB, 71 K, 10 HR, 1.21 WHIP

    Obviously it’s the HR’s that kill him. But he does show that he can miss bats and with a very good K:BB rate. With numbers like those, he’s shown he has the talent to be a back of the rotation guy – as Cash said when they signed him. And going into next year, he’s probably #7 on the organization depth chart until Horne and Marquez establish themselves at AAA.