Ian Kennedy continued his great return from aneurysm surgery last night as he pitched three perfect innings for the Scranton Yankees. Over three innings, he allowed no hits, no walks, and stuck out six. He needed just 46 pitches to get it done and of those 28 were strikes. It was the first time Kennedy pitched as high as triple-A since April. During his four April starts, he was 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA. It is still possible—but highly unlikely—he could pitch for the Yankees this season. Most likely that’s not going to happen, and instead he will be sent to the Yankees fall instructional league before pitching in the Arizona Fall League. This is big news for the Yankees, though, because despite the fact that he has missed a lion’s share of the 2009 season, he did put u ...
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