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Kyle Kendrick | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Kyle Kendrick won in his final start of the season, holding the Marlins to one run over seven innings on Wednesday.
Kendrick scattered six hits and a walk while striking out a pair of Marlins.The right-hander is eligible for free agency when the season ends, so this very well may have been his final start as a Phillie after eight seasons. He ends 2014 with a disappointing 10-13 record, a 4.61 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and a 121/57 K/BB ratio. Even if Kendrick signs with a team with a pitcher-friendly park, he is difficult to trust in mixed leagues. Sep 24 - 10:05 PM

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Kyle Kendrick allowed three runs on six hits over five innings in a 7-3 loss to the Padres on Thursday.

Perhaps more troubling, Kendrick walked five batters, leading to the truncated outing. You wouldn't have expected him to struggle like this in Petco. The seventh rounder from the 2003 draft had gone 4-1 in his last eight starts and served up only three earned runs over 14 innings in his last two. The 30-year-old free-agent-to-be, now 9-13 with a 4.73 ERA in his walk year, gets the Marlins next.
Sep 19 - 12:37 AM

Kyle Kendrick limited the Marlins to one run over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a 2-1 Phillies victory.

Kendrick had little trouble with the Giancarlo Stanton-less Miami lineup, which has produced just four runs in 22 innings since losing its MVP candidate. Kendrick scattered seven hits, struck out six, and walked just one. The only real blemish was a solo shot by Garrett Jones in the top of the second inning. Kendrick takes on the Padres on the road next.
Sep 13 - 9:45 PM

Kyle Kendrick put together his best start of the season, shutting the Braves out over seven innings to earn his eighth win of the season on Tuesday.

Kendrick has had a rough season, entering the evening with the fifth-worst ERA among all qualified starters. But he got to face the slumping Braves, the victims of Monday's combined no-hitter. Kendrick limited the Braves to a mere three hits and two walks while striking out four. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 4.77 and carries a 1.37 WHIP and 103/48 K/BB ratio. Kendrick will face the Pirates at home on Monday in his next start.
Sep 2 - 10:13 PM

Kyle Kendrick allowed four runs over six innings, but escaped with the win in the Phillies' 8-4 victory over the Nationals on Wednesday.

Kendrick allowed two more first-inning runs of the earned variety, giving him 30 in 27 first innings overall on the season (10.00 ERA). The right-hander was able to settle down afterward, giving up seven hits overall with a walk and four strikeouts. He's been among the worst starters in baseball, as he has a 4.97 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and a 99/46 K/BB ratio. Kendrick's next assignment will come on Tuesday in Atlanta against the Braves.
Aug 27 - 11:18 PM

Kyle Kendrick allowed three runs in the first inning but settled down to defeat the Cardinals on Friday, allowing four runs over 6 1/3 innings.

Kendrick's first-inning struggles are well documented, but the right-hander bounced back nicely to hold the Cardinals to one run over the next 5 1/3 innings. Kendrick allowed eight hits and a walk in all, striking out four. The win was his first since July 25. He'll look to make it a streak when he takes on the Nationals on Wednesday.
Aug 22 - 10:04 PM

Kyle Kendrick allowed 10 hits and six runs -- five earned -- over five innings against the Mets in a no-decision on Sunday.

Kendrick allowed two home runs among his 10 hits allowed, and he also walked three on the afternoon. His offense bailed him out, saving him from taking his 12th loss, but Kendrick still owns a 4.88 ERA through 24 starts. He'll square off with the Giants on Saturday in San Francisco.
Aug 10 - 5:32 PM

Kyle Kendrick took a tough-luck no-decision on Tuesday, allowing one run over seven innings in the Phillies' 15-inning, 2-1 victory over the Astros.

Kendrick had been hemorrhaging runs, entering the night with a 5.61 ERA in 11 starts since the beginning of June. Tuesday's outing was a much better effort, as he scattered five hits and a walk while striking out three. Kendrick will take his 4.74 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 89/39 K/BB ratio into Sunday's home start against the Mets.
Aug 6 - 12:27 AM

Kyle Kendrick picked up his fifth victory of the season on Friday, allowing three runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks.

Kendrick fanned five on the evening while issuing just one free pass. He was staked to an early six-run lead and cruised through the first five frames before running into trouble in the sixth inning. He left three runners on base, who immediately trotted home when Antonio Bastardo surrendered a grand slam upon entering the game in relief. Kendrick will draw the the Mets in New York his next time out on Wednesday.
Jul 25 - 10:38 PM

Kyle Kendrick's struggles continued on Sunday against the Braves, as he allowed six runs over five innings en route to his 10th loss of the season.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Gelb noted that Kendrick's 5.30 ERA over the last calendar year is the worst among any starter who has made at least 30 starts in that span of time. The Braves logged five hits, but made them count, as two of them were doubles and one was a Chris Johnson two-run home run. Kendrick also walked two and struck out one. He'll take a 4.87 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 77/35 K/BB ratio into Friday's home start against the Diamondbacks.
Jul 20 - 6:45 PM

Kyle Kendrick was hammered for five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Nationals.

Kendrick didn't walk a batter and struck out five, but the Nats got to him for three runs in the first inning (via a Jayson Werth home run) and then two more in the sixth. Kendrick wraps up the first half of the season with a 4-9 record, 4.62 ERA, and 1.35 WHIP.
Jul 13 - 4:44 PM

Kyle Kendrick lucked out with his fourth win of the season despite allowing seven runs in 5 2/3 innings, as the Phillies emerged victorious by a 9-7 score against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Kendrick's first-inning woes continued, as he allowed five on a Scooter Gennett solo home run and a Lyle Overbay grand slam. Following that, the right-hander now has an 11.50 ERA in 18 first innings this season. Overall, Kendrick surrendered 11 hits, walked two, and struck out two. Kendrick will take a 4.46 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 71/33 K/BB ratio into Sunday's home start against the Nationals to wrap up the first half.
Jul 8 - 11:52 PM

Kyle Kendrick allowed two runs in seven innings but got a no-decision as the Phillies came from behind to defeat the Marlins 5-4 on Thursday.

Kendrick surrendered stray runs in the third and fifth innings, but was overall solid, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out four. While he hasn't been a great mixed league option, Kendrick has been decent for the Phillies, posting a 4.12 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a 69/31 K/BB ratio over 17 starts. He'll take on the Brewers on the road in his next outing.
Jul 3 - 9:39 PM

Kyle Kendrick fell to 3-8, allowing four runs over eight innings in Friday's loss to the Braves.

Kendrick's first-inning struggles continued, as he gave up a three-run home run to Freddie Freeman to open the ballgame. He now has a 10.13 ERA in 16 first-innings this season. Kendrick held the Braves silent between the third and eighth innings, finishing with a career-high eight strikeouts while allowing nine hits and walking two. Now with a 4.22 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a 65/30 K/BB ratio, Kendrick will look to get back on the winning track in his next start on the road against the Marlins.
Jun 27 - 10:24 PM

Kyle Kendrick allowed five runs on eight hits over six innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Kendrick had pitched better in his previous two starts heading into Sunday, but the right-hander struggled against the middle of the Cardinals' order in the loss. The loss dropped his record to 3-7, and he owns a 4.20 ERA through 94 1/3 innings. He'll face the Braves on Friday.
Jun 22 - 8:00 PM

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