Kei Igawa started Friday night?
Darrell Rasner is set to go Saturday?
Who's next, Scott Kamieniecki?
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And you might have even watched the Tigers play pin the baseball on Igawa on Friday, Placido Polanco smashing a liner off of Igawa's rear end just two batters into the game.
It got worse from there.
The Tigers led 6-1 when Igawa left with none out in the third. They went 11-for-19 against Igawa during his fleeting time on the hill.
Safe to say Igawa, in the rotation because Phil Hughes is hurt and Ian Kennedy dropped his opportunity, didn't meet manager Joe Girardi's expectations. Which were, the skipper was saying before the game, "to compete. To be down in the strike zone. I think that's what you ask from your starting pitcher every day."
No, you can't blame Wells for going coast-to-coast, telling the New York Post from his San Diego home that he has been working out and thinks he could help.
Nor can you blame Joba Chamberlain for exuberantly pumping his fist at the end of the eighth inning in New York's 6-3 win over Cleveland on Thursday, earning a subsequent verbal broadside from Cleveland outfield David Dellucci.
Hey, anytime this current Yankees pitching staff retires the opposition, it's cause for celebration.