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Ian Kennedy | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ian Kennedy limited the Brewers to one run on four hits over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday.
The right-hander allowed four hits and three walks, with the only Brewers run coming on a Scooter Gennett home run. He also struck out five in the outing. He didn't get the win for his efforts, as Yovani Gallardo matched him pitch for pitch, but the start did manage to lower his ERA to 3.60 through five starts. His next will come Sunday at the Nationals. Apr 23 - 12:17 AM

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Ian Kennedy yielded four runs in six innings Saturday in a loss to the Tigers.

Kennedy didn't allow any homers and had a 7/1 K/BB ratio tonight, but the Tigers were able to put together their hits. It's still a pretty good sign that Kennedy has allowed just one homer, walked three and struck out 16 in 17 innings this season.
Apr 13 - 12:33 AM

Ian Kennedy pitched very well en route to his first win Sunday, allowing just one run over six innings against the Marlins.

Kennedy gave up just three hits on the afternoon, but it just so happened that two of them were a Christian Yelich triple followed by a Giancarlo Stanton RBI single in the fourth inning. Otherwise, Kennedy was stellar, walking one while striking out five. The right-hander has a 3.27 ERA and 0.91 WHIP through two starts and will take on the Tigers his next time out.
Apr 6 - 4:02 PM

Ian Kennedy allowed three runs over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

Kennedy served up a two-run homer to Yasiel Puig in the first inning among his five hits allowed, and he also walked a batter. The right-hander struck out four while needing 103 pitches to get through his five innings. He'll look for a better result his next time out, Monday against the Indians.
Apr 1 - 10:22 PM

Ian Kennedy struggled in Wednesday's start against the Royals, allowing three runs in two innings of work.

Kennedy allowed six hits, including two solo home runs, and struck out one. The right-hander has been hit hard throughout the spring as he now owns a 6.33 Cactus League ERA with four home runs allowed in 21 1/3 innings.
Mar 26 - 5:10 PM

Padres manager Bud Black announced Saturday that Ian Kennedy will get the ball for the Padres in the second game of the regular season.

He follows Andrew Cashner who was previously tabbed to work on Opening Day. Tyson Ross will pitch third for the Padres, with Josh Johnson as the most likely candidate to work in the fourth slot.
Mar 22 - 12:51 PM

Ian Kennedy turned in a strong outing in Friday's Cactus League victory over the Mariners, allowing two runs on three hits over 5 2/3 frames.

The veteran right-hander punched out seven on the evening while walking a pair. It's still been a rough go of it for him in Arizona, compiling a 5.59 ERA over 19 1/3 innings. Pitching his home games in the friendly confines of Petco Park should do wonders for his overall value this season.
Mar 22 - 1:28 AM

Ian Kennedy had a rough go of it in Sunday's loss to the Royals, allowing four runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Kennedy walked a pair and struck out one in the game. Carlos Peguero belted a solo homer off him in the third inning to contribute to the damage. He hasn't been sharp thus far in Cactus League play, posting a 6.59 ERA in his first 13 2/3 innings.
Mar 16 - 11:07 PM

Ian Kennedy gave up four runs in four innings of work during Tuesday's start against the Athletics.

Kennedy didn't have his best stuff early, giving up three extra-base hits to the first three batters he faced, capped off by a two-run home run to Jed Lowrie. Overall, he allowed eight hits, struck out two, and didn't issue a walk in what is his first poor outing of the spring.
Mar 11 - 5:17 PM

Ian Kennedy allowed two runs over three innings of work in Thursday's start against the Rangers.

Kennedy gave up the two runs on three hits and recorded two punch-outs. He's hoping to bounce back from a rough 2013 in which he posted a 4.91 ERA, including 4.24 after joining the Padres at the end of July.
Mar 6 - 5:08 PM

Ian Kennedy pitched two scoreless innings in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

Kennedy allowed a hit and an walk while striking out two. The right-hander, who will play his first full season with the Padres in 2014, makes for an interesting late-round gamble this season after being traded and posting a poor 4.91 ERA last year.
Mar 1 - 5:44 PM

Padres and RHP Ian Kennedy avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.1 million contract.

It's a nice little raise over last year's $4.265 million salary in what is Kennedy's second winter of arbitration eligibility. The Padres right-hander posted a disappointing 4.91 ERA last season but could be looking at a nice bounce-back year now that he's pitching half his games at Petco Park.
Jan 16 - 10:54 PM

Ian Kennedy hurled seven innings of two-run ball in Wednesday's victory against the Diamondbacks.

The right-hander struck out seven, walked one and surrendered six hits. Kennedy entered this start with a 3.38 ERA in seven outings at Petco Park, so we weren't surprised by his success against his former team tonight. Unfortunately, Kennedy posted an awful 6.10 ERA outside of San Diego city limits this season. That will obviously have to change in 2014. He finishes 7-10 with a 4.91 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over 31 starts.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 01:08:00 AM

Ian Kennedy was knocked around for six runs over 3 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Pirates.

Kennedy gave up eight hits, including a pair of home runs. He has now served up an NL-leading 27 home runs in 174 1/3 innings this season. Fantasy owners should only consider starting him at PETCO Park right now. That's where he'll finish his season next week against the Diamondbacks, his former team.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 03:57:00 PM

Ian Kennedy gave up three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Friday.

Kennedy allowed five hits (including two home runs) and two walks while notching five strikeouts. While he has generally enjoyed better results since joining the Padres, he has completed seven innings just once in his last six starts. He'll bring a 4.85 ERA into a start against the Pirates next week in Pittsburgh.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 10:54:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Nick Hundley
3Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Everth Cabrera
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Carlos Quentin
2Xavier Nady
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Chris Denorfia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Josh Johnson
4Tyson Ross
5Eric Stults
6Robbie Erlin
7Cory Luebke
8Casey Kelly
9Joe Wieland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joaquin Benoit
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Donn Roach
8Bobby LaFromboise