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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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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

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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

Ian Kennedy allowed just one run on four hits over six strong innings of work in Thursday’s victory over the Athletics.

The right-hander struck out four and walked one on the afternoon. The only blemish on his day was a solo blast off the bat of Josh Phegley in the sixth inning. Even with the strong start, Kennedy still owns a massively disappointing 5.43 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 59/18 K/BB ratio over 63 innings on the season. He’ll look to carry over this strong effort when he takes on the Giants in San Francisco on Wednesday.
Jun 18 - 6:19 PM

Ian Kennedy yielded one run in seven innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Dodgers.

Kennedy was pulled from a 1-1 game after 96 pitches, denying him a chance to get the victory. The important thing, though, is that he pitched well, with the only blemish being a Yasmani Grandal solo homer. It's the first homer he's allowed in three starts. He gave up 12 in his first eight turns.
Jun 14 - 1:08 AM

Ian Kennedy gave up three runs in five innings, resulting in a no-decision as the Padres needed 11 innings to beat the Braves on Monday.

The Braves used three singles, a double, a wild pitch, and a stolen base to push three runs across in the third inning against Kennedy. Kennedy allowed eight hits overall, walking none and striking out six on the evening. The 30-year-old has been a disappointment on the mound in 10 starts thus far, carrying a 6.48 ERA with a 1.48 WHIP and a 51/16 K/BB ratio over 50 innings. Kennedy will try to get some positive momentum going over the weekend in a home start versus the Dodgers.
Jun 8 - 11:07 PM

Ian Kennedy earned his third win of the season on Tuesday, giving up two runs over six innings against the Mets.

Kennedy was scored upon in the first and sixth innings, bookending his start. He wasn't hit particularly hard, as five of his six hits were singles. He walked two while striking out eight. Kennedy has shown flashes of promise but has overall been inconsistent in nine starts, sporting a 6.60 ERA with a 1.47 WHIP and a 45/16 K/BB ratio over 45 innings. He'll face the Braves in Atlanta in his next trip out to the mound.
Jun 3 - 1:27 AM

Ian Kennedy was ripped for seven runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Pirates in Thursday's 11-5 loss.

Here we go again. Kennedy coughed up three homers in the train wreck, the second time this year he's allowed at least three round-trippers and seven earned runs in a start. At 2-5 with a 7.15 ERA, he simply can't be trusted in fantasy at the moment.
May 29 - 1:49 AM

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

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

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