8/10/2008 04:38:00 PM

Kennedy Sent Packing To Scranton

Posted by Mark McCray |

Ian Kennedy, hammered Friday for five runs on nine hits in two-plus innings, was optioned to Triple A.

Kennedy was more contrite today that after his start and said some veterans, particularly Andy Pettitte, counseled him on choosing his words better.

The team told Kennedy to work on his offspeed pitches while in the minors. He has a tendency while in the majors to go to his fastball too often -- many times because he is behind in the count -- and his fastball isn't very hard and is straight.

There is no word yet on a replacement starter for Wednesday.

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