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Kyle Kendrick | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Kyle Kendrick was tagged for six runs on seven hits over five innings against the Reds on Sunday, but walked away with his fourth victory after an offensive explosion from the Rockies bailed him out.
Kendrick walked three and struck out three in the ballgame. He has been a complete disaster in his first season with the Rockies, posting a 6.33 ERA and 59/34 K/BB ratio over 112 1/3 innings. He'll look for better results on Friday when he does battle against the Cardinals in Saint Louis. Jul 26 - 8:09 PM

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Kyle Kendrick had another rough outing Tuesday, allowing 10 hits and six runs -- five earned -- over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers.

Kendrick surrendered a homer among his 10 hits allowed, but it was mostly quantity and not quality that hurt the right-hander in the outing. Kendrick walked two while striking out two on the night. The loss was a continuation of a nightmare season for Kendrick, who is now 3-11 with a 6.12 ERA in 19 starts. He's fantasy-relevant only so owners can load up on players from the fortunate team that gets to oppose him on a given night. That team will next be the Cubs on Monday.
Jul 22 - 1:00 AM

Kyle Kendrick pitched one scoreless inning Thursday against the Braves before a rain delay ended his night.

It was supposed to be Kendrick's final start before the break, but since he threw just eight pitches, the Rockies could bring him back this weekend if they'd like. Perhaps he'll just pitch in relief then; the Rockies had to use seven pitchers out of the pen tonight, so they'll need the help.
Jul 10 - 2:34 AM

Kyle Kendrick pitched well in a losing effort against the Marlins on Friday, allowing just two runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Kendrick punched out four on the evening while walking two. Even with the strong start, he has been absolutely brutal this season, compiling a 5.87 ERA and 40/25 K/BB mark over 79 2/3 innings. He should be avoided for next week's start against the Astros at Coors Field on Wednesday.
Jun 12 - 10:21 PM

Kyle Kendrick took part in a rare pitcher's duel at Coor's Field, limiting the Marlins to one run over seven innings in a no-decision.

Kendrick and Marlins starter Jose Urena collectively scoffed at the notion of Coor's as a "hitter's park." The game was tied at 2-2 when Kendrick exited after seven innings. The Marlins ultimately won on a homer by Adeiny Hechavarria in the top of the 10th inning. Long, long before that home run, it was Kendrick's show. He got the one run on his line out of the way early, surrendering an RBI single to Marcell Ozuna before posting zeros over the next six innings. He struck out four and walked one on the day. Despite the shutdown effort, Kendricks' numbers remain awful, as he holds a 6.16 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 36/23 K/BB ratio over 73 innings. Kendrick and Urena will hook up again in their next respective starts, though they'll be tangoing in Miami rather than Denver.
Jun 7 - 7:28 PM

Kyle Kendrick was hit hard in a loss to the Dodgers on Monday, serving up six runs (five earned) over 5 1/3 innings.

Kendrick allowed 10 hits, two of which were home runs, while walking two and striking out one. Both homers came in the second inning via Andre Ethier and Jimmy Rollins. The Dodgers then put on their first five batters against Kendrick in the sixth on four hits and an error en route to a six-run frame. Kendrick and Coors Field hasn't been a good match, as expected. He has an ugly 6.55 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 32/22 K/BB ratio in 66 innings. Kendrick will face the Marlins at home in his next start.
Jun 2 - 12:02 AM

Kyle Kendrick allowed four runs but lasted 7 1/3 innings in Wednesday's 6-4 victory over the Reds.

Kendrick served up two homers and struck out only one, but he permitted just five hits in total and also issued just one free pass. The outing was his longest of the season in 10 trips to the mound. Kendrick will bring an ugly 6.38 ERA and 31/20 K/BB ratio over 60 2/3 innings into next week's start versus the Dodgers.
May 27 - 3:51 PM

Kyle Kendrick worked his way around five walks to pitch seven innings of one-run ball against the Dodgers on Sunday.

The only run against Kendrick--indeed, the only run scored in the game--came on a Yasmani Grandal single to score Adrian Gonzalez in the fourth inning. Kendrick managed to last seven innings despite walking five batters. It helped that he allowed just three hits, which allowed him to work around the walks without incurring much damage. Even with the strong outing, he holds a 6.70 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and a 26/16 K/BB ratio over 47 innings. He should remain off the fantasy radar, but he'll at least attempt to knock that ERA under 6.50 when he faces off with the Giants next weekend.
May 17 - 6:53 PM

Kyle Kendrick pitched well in a no-decision, yielding two runs in seven innings as the Rockies fell to the Angels on Tuesday.

The Angels plated their only runs against him in the fourth inning on a Matt Joyce ground out and Carlos Perez's RBI single. Overall, he scattered seven hits with no walks and five strikeouts. It was his first quality outing since tossing seven shutout frames on Opening Day. Kendrick owns an ugly 7.65 ERA with a 1.58 WHIP and a 25/11 K/BB ratio in 40 innings. He'll face a tough Dodgers lineup in a road start on Sunday. Fantasy owners should continue to pass over Kendrick.
May 13 - 1:19 AM

Kyle Kendrick was hit hard in Sunday's loss to the Padres, surrendering six runs on six hits over his five innings of work.

Kendrick struck out two and didn't issue a walk on the afternoon. Most of the damage against him was inflicted via the long ball, with Justin Upton and Derek Norris each blasting two-run homers. The veteran right-hander will carry a troublesome 8.73 ERA and 1.70 WHIP into Saturday's matchup against the Dodgers in Colorado.
May 3 - 7:42 PM

Kyle Kendrick will start for the Rockies on Sunday in San Diego, pushing Tyler Matzek back to Monday.

The club wants to split up left-handers Matzek and Jorge De La Rosa, who started Saturday. It's good news for Kendrick, who now gets to start at Petco Park rather than Coors Field.
Source: Denver Post
May 3 - 10:18 AM

Kyle Kendrick was shelled in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks, as he was taken for eight runs over 4 1/3 innings.

Kendrick gave up 10 hits in total, five of which went for extra bases. He issued only one walk but also didn't strike anyone out. The D'Backs scored multiple runs in three frames against the right-hander: three in the first, two in the fourth, and three in the fifth. The Kyle Kendrick experiment has gone poorly for the Rockies so far, as he owns an 8.36 ERA with a 1.65 WHIP and a 19/10 K/BB ratio in 28 innings. He'll try to exact revenge in his next start, as he takes on the D'Backs again. It will be at Coors Field, which could prove even more problematic.
Apr 29 - 1:06 AM

Kyle Kendrick was tagged for six runs in 4 2/3 innings by the Dodgers in Friday's loss.

Kendrick has followed up his surprising Opening Day win (seven scoreless against the Brewers) by giving up 14 runs his last two times out. This would be a bigger problem if anyone out there actually owned him in a fantasy league.
Apr 18 - 1:56 AM

Kyle Kendrick fired seven scoreless innings Monday in a 10-0 win over the Brewers on Opening Day.

Well, that's a surprise. The idea of Kendrick as an Opening Day starter got a few laughs, but he managed to keep the Brewers off the board in his Rockies debut. He scattered seven hits and hit a batter, but didn't give up any walks and struck out six batters. You couldn't have asked for a better start to the season, but things could get ugly at Coors Field. He's not a fantasy option.
Apr 6 - 5:38 PM

Kyle Kendrick yielded four runs (three earned) in five innings, making his final spring start versus the Rangers on Wednesday.

Kendrick allowed a run in each of his first four innings, giving up five hits and a walk in total while striking out four. The right-hander ends Cactus League play with a 3.98 ERA and a 12/5 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings. Next up on the calendar: an Opening Day start against Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse on Monday.
Apr 1 - 7:22 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
2Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Chad Bettis
4Chris Rusin
5David Hale
6Eddie Butler
7Jordan Lyles
8Tyler Anderson
9Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3Rafael Betancourt
4Tommy Kahnle
5Brooks Brown
6Christian Friedrich
7Christian Bergman
8Yohan Flande
9Justin Miller
10Gonzalez Germen
11Aaron Laffey
12Adam Ottavino