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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 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

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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

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

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Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
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3Ian Kennedy
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5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
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