Ken Takahashi? Just Like Kenshin Kawakami

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Ken Takahashi? Just Like Kenshin Kawakami
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I usually get really hyped when a pitcher that has never started before is going to start for the first time.

But I don't know about this 40-year-old rookie starting for the Mets against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.

This sounds similar to the Braves' story of Kenshi Kawakami, a 33-year old playing in Japan, then getting a start for Atlanta.

Hmm. I guess we'll just have to see how he does.

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