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Ian Kennedy | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ian Kennedy allowed two earned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Dodgers.
Joc Pederson slugged a solo shot off Kennedy in the bottom of the first and then Justin Turner smacked an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth. Kennedy was otherwise sharp, yielding only six total hits and zero walks while striking out six Los Angeles hitters. The 30-year-old will carry a 2-4 record, 6.11 ERA, and 1.39 WHIP into his next start at home against the Pirates. He's been very inconsistent this season, but better results should be coming. May 24 - 12:27 AM

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Ian Kennedy took the loss on Tuesday against the Mariners, yielding five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Four of the five runs scored on home runs. Kyle Seager hit a three-run bomb in the first inning and Logan Morrison clubbed a solo shot in the third. Kennedy allowed eight hits in total along with three walks and five strikeouts. The right-hander has a poor 5.92 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and a 20/8 K/BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings, but he'll look for improvement in a home start against the Nationals next.
May 13 - 1:55 AM

Ian Kennedy held the Giants to one run over seven innings in the Padres' lopsided 9-1 win Wednesday.

Giants starter Chris Heston had no answer for the Padres' bats, but Kennedy had no problem silencing the Giants'. The right-hander allowed just six hits without walking a batter, striking out five. Kennedy has rattled off two straight wins after a bumpy return from the disabled list in late April, and he's now 2-1 with a still-unsightly 5.03 ERA. An interleague tilt with the Mariners is on tap for Tuesday.
May 6 - 7:43 PM

Ian Kennedy won for the first time this season after limiting the Rockies to two runs in six innings Friday.

Kennedy struck out six and walked two. Both runs scored on solo homers, bringing his total to five homers allowed in his last two starts. However, since he's just returning from a strained hamstring, we won't worry overly much about that.
May 2 - 2:38 AM

Ian Kennedy was blasted for eight runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Dodgers in his return from the disabled list Saturday.

Kennedy, who didn't make a rehab start during his brief time on the DL, gave up three homers in a start for the first time since Aug. 16, 2013. Expect a better showing next week in a home start against the Rockies.
Apr 26 - 12:36 AM

Padres activated RHP Ian Kennedy from the 15-day disabled list.

Kennedy missed his first few turns through the rotation because of a strained hamstring. He opted for extended spring training instead of a minor league rehab assignment and will make his 2015 debut on Saturday night against the Dodgers. The 30-year-old workhorse led San Diego in wins, innings pitched, and strikeouts last season. Lefty reliever Frank Garces was sent down to Triple-A El Paso in the corresponding roster move.
Apr 25 - 4:53 PM

Padres manager Bud Black announced Thursday that Ian Kennedy (hamstring) will return to the Padres' starting rotation Saturday against the Dodgers.

Kennedy suffered a left hamstring strain in his first start of the 2015 season, but he only wound up missing two turns. The 30-year-old right-hander struck out 207 batters in 201 innings last season alongside a 3.63 ERA and is pitching for a big contract in his walk year. Odrisamer Despaigne is headed back to the bullpen.
Apr 23 - 1:03 PM

Ian Kennedy (hamstring) threw a side session Wednesday.

Kennedy said the session went well. The right-hander continues to work his way back from a left hamstring strain suffered in his first start of the season. Kennedy will likely be activated and start Saturday against the Dodgers.
Apr 22 - 7:12 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said that Ian Kennedy (hamstring) "looked good" during an 81-pitch appearance in an extended spring training game Monday.

"He looked good, [threw] all his pitches," Black said. "He had a few strikeouts. They nicked him for a couple runs, but overall he's throwing the ball good, no issues with the hamstring." Black wouldn't officially confirm that Kennedy was slated to rejoin the rotation on Saturday against the Dodgers when first eligible, but all signs point to it happening. Odrisamer Despaigne will head back to the bullpen.
Apr 20 - 10:10 PM

Ian Kennedy (hamstring) will throw 75-90 pitches in an extended spring training game on Monday.

He was cleared for game action after getting through a bullpen session Friday with no issues. That the Padres have decided to give him an extended spring training start rather than send him on an official rehab assignment should be irrelevant. Kennedy will be eligible for activation five days after Monday's appearance and should be penciled in to rejoin the rotation on April 25 versus the Dodgers.
Apr 17 - 12:13 PM

Ian Kennedy (hamstring) threw a bullpen session Wednesday.

Kennedy hit the disabled list after suffering a hamstring strain in his 2015 debut. He'll throw another bullpen session Friday, after which he will go on a rehab assignment. It sounds as though he won't miss much more than the minimum, a good sign for Kennedy owners.
Apr 15 - 9:03 PM

Ian Kennedy (hamstring) is 2-3 days away from throwing a bullpen session.

Padres manager Bud Black noted that Kennedy will likely need a rehab assignment before being activated, but it will probably be just one start. The veteran right-hander has a shot to be activated when first eligible later this month.
Apr 13 - 7:30 PM

Padres placed RHP Ian Kennedy on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Kennedy sustained the injury during Friday's outing against the Dodgers. Odrisamer Despaigne will take his place in the Padres starting rotation beginning with Tuesday's outing against the Diamondbacks.
Apr 10 - 7:38 PM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres will place Ian Kennedy (hamstring) on the disabled list later Friday.

It's confirmation of what FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported earlier Friday. The move is not yet official, but when it is the Padres will call up Chris Rearick to take Kennedy's spot on the roster. Assuming Kennedy's rotation spot will be Odrisamer Despaigne. It's uncertain at this point how much time Kennedy will miss, but the Padres called his left hamstring strain "mild."
Apr 10 - 5:20 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Ian Kennedy (hamstring) will "likely" be placed on the disabled list.

Kennedy suffered a strained left hamstring during his season debut Thursday. While the strain is considered mild, the Padres will be cautious here. They have a capable fill-in in Odrisamer Despaigne, who should slide into the rotation next week. Kennedy will likely only miss a couple weeks.
Apr 10 - 1:26 PM

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3B1Will Middlebrooks
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LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
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Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Kevin Quackenbush
7Frank Garces
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