Well this news will go down as weird news of the weekend. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy will be scratched from Monday’s start which is a day/night doubleheader against the Texas Rangers. Kennedy is being scratched because he has a cut on his right index finger. More in depth, manager Kurt Gibson said that it was laceration and it happened while Kennedy was doing the dishes.
Kennedy was set to start Monday’s day game but to take his place will be Tyler Skaggs who will be called up from Triple-A Reno. In six games with the Diamondbacks last season, Skaggs had 1-3 record with a 5.83 ERA in 29.1 innings pitched. So Skaggs will be looking to make his 2013 season debut a good one.
In terms of Kennedy, since he is being scratched from Monday’s start the next time he will be available to pitch is on Friday afternoon versus the Chicago Cubs. In 10 starts this season, Ian Kennedy has pitched average at best. He has a 4.70 ERA, with a 1.32 WHIP, striking out 50 batters in 61 1/3 innings and doing all of this with a 2-3 record. The Diamondbacks will be looking to start a winning streak against the Rangers on Monday afternoon as Skaggs will be opposed by Yu Darvish who has a 7-2 record so far this season.
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