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Kyle Hendricks | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Dartmouth
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 8 (0) / TEX
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Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings of two-run ball in a victory over the Giants on Wednesday.
It's the first time this year that he's completed seven innings. The velocity is still down, but Hendricks has a 1.94 ERA in his last six starts after coming in at 6.19 in his first three. We'd still be a whole lot more confident about him over the rest of the season if he were throwing a couple mph harder. May 25 - 12:01 AM

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Kyle Hendricks gave up two runs in six innings in a 7-5 victory over the Reds on Wednesday.

He allowed six hits and two walks while striking out four in the ballgame. He surrendered a solo homer to Reds shortstop Zack Cozart in the third inning. Hendricks has been smooth and steady with no frills and no ills through his eight starts. He improves to 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings. He lines up for two starts next week -- at home versus the Giants and on the road versus the Dodgers.
May 18 - 1:04 AM

Kyle Hendricks allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits over 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

Ian Desmond lofted a sacrifice fly off Hendricks in the fourth inning to put the Cubs down 1-0. The other two runs on his line came home on a two-run single by opposing number German Marquez in the seventh inning. He finished his afternoon having struck out seven and walked two. Hendricks will carry a 3.40 ERA and 1.21 WHIP into a home start against the Reds next time he takes to the mound.
May 10 - 6:24 PM

Kyle Hendricks pitched well in a no-decision against the Yankees on Friday, scattering six hits over 5 1/3 scoreless innings.

The right-hander walked two and struck out five on the afternoon. He left in line for his third victory of the season but the Cubs' bullpen was unable to oblige. He'll carry a 3.51 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Rockies in Colorado.
May 5 - 6:55 PM

Kyle Hendricks logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Sunday.

The right-hander surrendered two runs on three hits over his six frames while walking three and striking out six. All of the damage against him came on one mighty blow from Hanley Ramirez in the first inning. Still 2-1 on the season, Hendricks will carry a 4.18 ERA and 1.21 WHIP into Friday's start against the Yankees.
Apr 30 - 11:59 PM

Kyle Hendricks spun six shutout frames in Tuesday’s 1-0 victory over the Pirates.

Hendricks’ stuff was down again in this one, as he was sitting at 85 mph with his fastball and didn’t have much differential with a 79 mph changeup. He managed to do enough to keep the Pirates off balance, though, yielding just four hits while walking two and whiffing three. It’s a step in the right direction results-wise, but Hendricks still looks off. He’ll face the Phillies next.
Apr 25 - 10:08 PM

Kyle Hendricks allowed four earned runs over just five innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Brewers.

Hendricks walked four and gave up two home runs, with Travis Shaw belting a two-run blast in the top of the first and Jett Bandy adding a solo shot in the top of the second. Hendricks has now allowed 11 earned runs in 16 innings this season, between April 8 and April 19. He allowed 16 earned runs in 111 1/3 innings last year between June 19 and September 26. The reigning ERA champ will try to begin settling in next week in Pittsburgh. Chicago wound up winning Wednesday's game on a three-run walkoff homer by Addison Russell in the bottom of the ninth.
Apr 19 - 6:47 PM

Kyle Hendricks lost after yielding three runs in five-plus innings Friday against the Pirates.

It was one run through five, but Hendricks was pulled after giving up back-to-back singles to start the sixth and Justin Grimm allowed both runners to score. Hendricks' velocity remains well down, and it's a credit to his movement that he's still competing as well as he is. He needs to reclaim 2-3 mph to get back to throwing like he did last year.
Apr 14 - 5:55 PM

Kyle Hendricks got a win despite allowing four runs in six innings against the Brewers on Saturday.

He didn't have his best stuff but his teammates backed him up with 11 runs. He surrendered five hits and a walk while striking out six batters. Two of the hits ended up on the other side of the wall. He gave up two runs in the first inning, including a leadoff home run by Jonathan Villar and an RBI double by Travis Shaw. He pitched three up, three down innings in the second and third before giving up a two-run shot to Nick Franklin in the fourth frame. This was Hendricks' first start of the season as he attempts to repeat the 16-8 record, 2.13 ERA and 170 strikeouts in 190 innings he delivered last year.
Apr 8 - 11:47 PM

Kyle Hendricks got food poisoning this weekend in Las Vegas.

Hendricks said he stopped at a taco place and called it a "bad decision." He spent most of the day Monday in the training room at the Cubs' spring training facility, but this is not something that should affect his readiness for the opening of the 2017 campaign. Hendricks, last year's ERA king, is scheduled to start the Cubs' fifth regular-season game.
Mar 27 - 3:49 PM

Kyle Hendricks walked four but did not allow a run over three innings in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League game against the Reds.

Hendricks managed to work past his control issues to toss three scoreless frames, scattering three hits and striking out one along the way. The National League's ERA leader from 2016 has been back to his old tricks since the start of camp and currently boasts a 2.16 ERA across 16 2/3 spring innings.
Mar 25 - 8:32 PM

Kyle Hendricks yielded two runs over 4 2/3 innings Monday in his Cactus League start against the Rockies.

Both runs scored in the fourth inning. Hendricks struck out four and walked none and now owns a stingy 14/0 K/BB ratio and 2.63 ERA in 13 2/3 innings across his four starts this spring. The 2017 NL ERA leader is looking very sharp as the regular season approaches.
Mar 20 - 8:06 PM

Kyle Hendricks yielded two runs on five hits over four innings in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks.

Hendricks struck out five and did not walk a batter on the evening. A two-run double off the bat of Ketel Marte in the second inning represented the run-scoring damage on his line. Last season, Hendricks pitched to a lovely 2.13 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 170/44 K/BB ratio across 190 innings. That output earned him Players Choice NL Outstanding Pitcher honors.
Mar 16 - 12:59 AM

Kyle Hendricks pitched two smooth, scoreless innings in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Dodgers.

Hendricks struck out one and allowed one hit on the afternoon. The reigning winner of the Players Choice NL Outstanding Pitcher award, he posted a 2.13 ERA, 097 WHIP and 170/44 K/BB ratio covering 190 innings last season. Once again backed by one of the best offenses in the league, Hendricks should be considered a dark horse Cy Young candidate for 2017.
Mar 4 - 6:01 PM

Kyle Hendricks was named the 2016 Players Choice Award winner for NL Outstanding Pitcher.

Hendricks was brilliant during the regular season, pitching to a 2.13 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 170/44 K/BB ratio over 190 innings. He then carried this winning act into October once his club hit the postseason. In five starts (25 1/3 innings) during the Cubs' World Series run, he posted a 1.42 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 19/7 K/BB ratio.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 08:20:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
3Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Brett Anderson
6Eddie Butler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Mike Montgomery
6Carl Edwards Jr.
7Brian Duensing
8Felix Pena