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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 allowed four runs -- three earned -- over five-plus innings Tuesday as the Cubs lost to the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLCS.
Kyle Schwarber put Chicago ahead 1-0 with a solo shot in the bottom of the first inning, but Hendricks couldn't make it stick. Andre Ethier went yard in the top of the second and then Chris Taylor took the game over for the visiting Dodgers, homering in the top of the third and smacking an RBI triple in the top of the fifth. Los Angeles went on to win 6-1, jumping out to a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Oct 18 - 12:43 AM

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Kyle Hendricks will start NLCS Game 3 Tuesday against the Dodgers.

And Jake Arrieta will start Game 4, the team announced Saturday. Jon Lester was already tapped for the Game 2 start Sunday. Hendricks was a mixed bag in the Division Series, owning the Nationals in Game 1 before surrendering four runs in an abbreviated Game 5 start. He'll have the luxury of starting at home Tuesday.
Oct 14 - 9:04 PM

Kyle Hendricks will get the ball on Thursday in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Nationals.

With Jon Lester throwing 3 1/3 innings on Wednesday, any debate as to who would start Game 5 for Chicago was taken away. Hendricks was dominant in his first NLDS start against the Nationals, shutting out Washington in a 3-0 Game 1 win. The Nationals have yet to announce who will start Game 5, but you can expect to see Max Scherzer at some point on Thursday.
Oct 11 - 9:15 PM

Kyle Hendricks earned a 3-0 playoff win over the Nationals by allowing just two hits and no runs in seven innings on Friday.

He made it look easy against one of the toughest lineups in baseball. He out-battled opposing starter Stephen Strasburg on a night when hits were hard to come by on both sides. Hendricks registered six strikeouts against three walks and also hit a batter. Only one runner was able to make it to second base against him. He struggled early in the season and spent some time on the disabled list but everything fell into place in the second half. He had a 3.03 ERA in 24 starts in the regular season.
Oct 6 - 11:51 PM

Kyle Hendricks will start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Nationals.

Jon Lester will start Game 2, Jose Quintana will start Game 3, and Jake Arrieta (hamstring) will held out for a potential Game 4. Hendricks flourished in the second half of the regular season, posting a 2.19 ERA and 72/19 K/BB ratio over his final 78 innings. He could also handle Game 5 of the NLDS if needed.
Oct 4 - 1:08 PM

Kyle Hendricks tossed five scoreless innings Thursday in a final postseason tune-up against the Cardinals.

Hendricks had a hangover lineup supporting him and a desperate ballclub opposing him, but that didn't faze the 27-year-old. Instead, Hendricks struck out nine while scattering four hits and a walk in his final start before the postseason. Some early season struggles and a hand injury threatened to make this year one to forget for Hendricks, but he got stronger as the year went on to finish with a 3.03 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 24 starts overall. Any doubts about the legitimacy of his 2016 Cy Young candidacy have been silenced with his follow-up campaign.
Sep 29 - 2:30 AM

Kyle Hendricks was terrific in a no-decision against the Brewers on Saturday, surrendering just one run on eight hits over his six frames.

The Cubs' right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon and issued one free pass. He gave up an RBI single to Eric Thames in the first inning, then was able to keep the Brewers off the board for the next five frames. He'll enter his final regular season start on Thursday against the Cardinals in St. Louis with a 3.14 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 114/39 K/BB ratio through his 134 2/3 innings on the season.
Sep 23 - 4:26 PM

Kyle Hendricks allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings and was credited with a 4-1 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

He had a shutout going until the last batter he faced (Matt Carpenter) hit a solo home run in the eighth inning. Hendricks notched five strikeouts, issued one walk and surrendered six base hits in the gem effort. He missed six weeks with a hand injury this summer and is now 7-5 with a cool 3.22 ERA in 22 starts. He has accumulated 108 strikeouts and 38 walks in 128 2/3 innings.
Sep 16 - 7:42 PM

Kyle Hendricks yielded three earned runs over six innings Sunday as the Cubs fell to the Brewers.

Hendricks got just one run of support in the Cubs' eventual 3-1 loss. He struck out seven batters but issued two walks and gave up four hits, including a go-ahead two-run homer to Travis Shaw in the top of the sixth inning. The right-hander is now 6-5 on the season with a 3.35 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 103/37 K/BB ratio in 121 innings. Up next is a big matchup against the rival Cardinals.
Sep 10 - 5:21 PM

Kyle Hendricks held the Pirates to two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday.

He struck out just two batters on the night, but Hendricks was able to keep the Pirates in check other than a Jordan Luplow blast in the second inning. The right-hander still hasn’t given up more than three runs in any of his nine outings since returning from the disabled list, posting a 2.36 ERA over that span. He’s put up those numbers even as his velocity continues to tumble in the wrong direction. Hendricks’ next start will come Sunday against the Brewers.
Sep 5 - 9:57 PM

Kyle Hendricks held the Braves to two runs -- one earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in a win Thursday.

Hendricks scattered five hits and three walks in his time, using five strikeouts and a high ground ball rate to escape most threats. The win improved him to 6-4 with a 3.32 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through 19 starts altogether. He's the owner of four consecutive quality starts and will look to make it five next Tuesday when the Cubs travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates.
Sep 1 - 12:37 AM

Kyle Hendricks held the Phillies to two runs over seven innings, striking out eight, in a win Saturday.

Hendricks was a lot better than he needed to be on a night when his offense scored 17 runs. The right-hander gave up a two-run homer to Rhys Hoskins in the first inning -- who hasn't? -- but settled in to fire six more scoreless frames. The win got him back over .500, improving his record to 5-4 with a 3.45 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 18 starts. The 27-year-old will square off with the Braves on Thursday.
Aug 26 - 11:34 PM

Kyle Hendricks yielded three earned runs over six innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Blue Jays.

Chicago won the game in extra innings, well after Hendricks had been removed. The right-hander walked two batters and surrendered six hits, including a game-tying solo homer to former teammate Miguel Montero in the top of the sixth inning. Hendricks will bring a 3.52 ERA into his next start on the road against the last-place Phillies.
Aug 20 - 6:17 PM

Kyle Hendricks was wild but managed to hold the Reds off the scoreboard for six-plus innings in a no-decision Tuesday.

Hendricks handed out four free passes and has now walked an uncharacteristic seven over his last two starts. He managed to dodge trouble in this one, though, with the help of six strikeouts and Carl Edwards bailing him out in the seventh after Hendricks was pulled after letting the first two runners on. He's yet to pick up a win, but Hendricks has mostly pitched well since returning from the disabled list. He'll get the Blue Jays at home on Sunday.
Aug 15 - 11:31 PM

Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on five hits over 4 2/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

Hendricks struck out five and walked three on the afternoon. Outside of an RBI single surrendered to Joe Panik in the second inning, he managed to keep the scoreboard clean over his 4 2/3 frames on the mound. The 27-year-old right-hander will bring a 3.70 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into a home start against the Reds when he next takes the ball.
Aug 9 - 7:08 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Alex Avila
3Rene Rivera
4Victor Caratini
5Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
3Leonys Martin
4Jacob Hannemann
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Jen-Ho Tseng
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Dillon Maples
10Rob Zastryzny
11Mike Montgomery
12Cory Mazzoni