35-year old righty starting pitcher is having no luck at all so far this season. He has started 15 games for the Braves this season (who are 44-32) and he is 1-9 with a 4.48 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. Kawakami is 1-9 despite having a lower ERA than Tommy Hanson who is 7-5 on the season so far. Kawakami has now pitched in 47 games (40 starts) in his two years with the Braves and he is 8-21 with a 4.07 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. Kawakami might get bumped to the bullpen when Jair Jurrjens soon returns from the D.L. and he really doesn’t deserve that fate.