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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 matched his career high by striking out 12 over seven frames in a no-decision Wednesday against the Rangers.
He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks. Quietly, Kennedy has been one of the best pitchers in baseball since the start of June (he entered that month with a 7.15 ERA). Coming into tonight, Kennedy had a 2.32 ERA and 9.66 K/9 rate across his last eight starts. He's a strong start on Monday at home against the Rockies. Sep 3 - 1:54 AM

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Ian Kennedy logged a quality start in Friday's loss to the Phillies, allowing two runs on two hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Kennedy also issued five walks on the night while punching out seven. He has been brilliant in eight starts since the All-Star break, compiling a 2.32 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 54/17 K/BB ratio over 50 1/3 innings. He'll look to continue that strong stretch when he does battle against the Rangers on Wednesday.
Aug 28 - 10:03 PM

Ian Kennedy struck out 10 over six-plus scoreless innings Saturday in the Padres' 8-0 defeat of the Cardinals.

The 30-year-old right-hander was fantastic, scattering seven hits and walking just one while pitching into the seventh inning and out-dueling Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez. Kennedy has been a disappointment for the most part in 2015, but he's certainly capable of a strong finish. He'll carry a 4.01 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into his next outing on the road against a really bad Phillies team.
Aug 23 - 12:12 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Ian Kennedy and Joaquin Benoit were both claimed on revocable waivers and then pulled back.

Thus, they're not going to be traded this month. Heyman notes that Kennedy had a chance to clear waivers given his $9.85 million salary, but it didn't happen. The Padres were surprisingly quiet at last month's deadline and it doesn't look like they're going to get any waiver deals done, either.
Aug 18 - 7:22 PM

Ian Kennedy fell to 7-11 in Sunday's game against the Rockies, allowing four runs (one earned) on four hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Kennedy struck out eight and walked just one on the afternoon. Carlos Gonzalez nipped him with a solo homer in the fourth inning, but the seventh proved to be a true house of horrors for the 30-year-old right-hander. In the frame, he served up a three-run double to Michael McKenry after a Derek Norris error opened the floodgates with two outs. Kennedy will take a 4.20 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 113/37 K/BB ratio across 122 innings into his next start, a home showdown with the Cardinals.
Aug 16 - 7:32 PM

Ian Kennedy held the Reds to one run in five innings, earning the win on Monday.

Kennedy was fortunate to allow only the one run as he walked six batters, but he gave up only two hits and struck out four. The lone run came on Jay Bruce's home run in the second inning. Kennedy holds a 4.37 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 105/36 K/BB ratio over 115 1/3 innings. He'll match up with the Rockies at Coors Field next, a start to avoid for daily fantasy leagues and for those who might consider Kennedy to stream.
Aug 11 - 1:32 AM

Padres activated RHP Ian Kennedy from the paternity leave list.

Kennedy welcomed a daughter on Friday and didn't wind up missing a start in the Padres' rotation. The 30-year-old righty owns a 4.44 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 94/30 K/BB ratio in 103 1/3 innings this season for the Padres.
Aug 4 - 5:35 PM

Padres placed RHP Ian Kennedy on the paternity leave list.

Kennedy was forced to witness his daughter's birth on FaceTime before his start on Friday, then left the team to be with his family. He should rejoin the team in plenty of time to make his next scheduled start.
Aug 1 - 3:51 PM

Ian Kennedy delivered a strong performance in a no-decision on Friday, allowing just two runs on four hits over seven innings against the Marlins.

Kennedy punched out five and walked two on the night. The Marlins scratched out a pair of runs in the first inning, but the veteran right-hander was able to settle in nicely afterwards, shutting the Fish down in his final six frames. Kennedy left with a 3-2 lead and in line for his seventh victory, but Craig Kimbrel was unable to convert his save chance. He'll take on the Brewers in Milwaukee his next time out on Wednesday.
Jul 31 - 11:28 PM

Ian Kennedy hurled six innings of one-run ball Saturday as the Padres beat the Marlins.

Kennedy scattered seven hits and a walk over his seven sharp frames, striking out seven. His overall numbers still aren't good, but the 30-year-old right-hander has been showing positive signs for the past several weeks. Maybe the Padres will be able to get something in return for him at the July 31 trade deadline if they do decide to unload some parts.
Jul 25 - 11:44 PM

Ian Kennedy beat the Giants on Monday, giving up only two runs in six innings of work.

Gregor Blanco hit a solo home run in the third inning and Buster Posey knocked in a run with a single in the fifth to account for the damage. Kennedy allowed six hits and a walk while striking out six in what was his best effort in over a month. The right-hander has a mediocre 4.78 ERA with a 1.32 WHIP and an 82/27 K/BB ratio in 90 1/3 innings. He'll look to repeat the performance this weekend when he hosts the Marlins.
Jul 21 - 1:34 AM

Ian Kennedy was chased after giving up four runs over 4 1/3 innings Friday against the Rangers.

Kennedy has now lost four straight starts. He gave up four hits (including two home runs) while walking three and striking out two. It's been a disappointing first half for Kennedy, who owns a 4.91 ERA through 16 starts. He has allowed 20 home runs in just 84 1/3 innings.
Jul 11 - 12:14 AM

Ian Kennedy was saddled with the loss in Sunday's showdown with the Cardinals after allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings pitched.

Kennedy pitched well and struck out four without walking a batter, but he was done in by Tommy Phan, whose bat accounted for a two-run homer in the third and an RBI double in the sixth. Kennedy now holds a 4.84 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 74/23 K/BB ratio. He's a better pitcher than that ERA, but has yet to show any kind of sustained consistency. He'll try to improve off this quality start when he takes the ball on a road date with the Rangers next weekend.
Jul 5 - 4:55 PM

Ian Kennedy gave up four runs over five innings to take the loss on Tuesday against the Mariners.

Mike Zunino ripped a solo home run in the third inning to open the scoring. An Austin Jackson RBI single and a two-run Brad Miller home run created a three-run fourth to account for the rest of the offense. Kennedy allowed five hits and a walk overall while striking out five. The right-hander has looked competent at times this season, but hasn't been able to gather any momentum. He has a 5.23 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 70/23 K/BB ratio in 74 innings. Kennedy will try to change his luck with a road start against the Cardinals in his next trip out to the mound.
Jul 1 - 12:39 AM

Ian Kennedy held the Giants to one earned run over six innings Wednesday, but was charged with five unearned runs in the 6-0 loss.

Leadoff hitter Andrew Susac reached safely on Will Middlebrooks' error in the third inning, setting the stage for a frustrating inning of pecking until Buster Posey blasted a grand slam. Owners who waited out Kennedy's horrific start are almost out of that long, desolate tunnel. After going 2-5 with a 7.15 ERA across his first eight starts, Kennedy had gone 2-0 with a 2.63 mark in his past four prior to tonight. At home against the Mariners next week, Kennedy is usable in just about every format.
Jun 25 - 1:18 AM

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