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Kyle Hendricks | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Dartmouth
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 8 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Kyle Hendricks allowed just two hits over 7 1/3 shutout innings Saturday in the Cubs' win over the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS.
He finished with six strikeouts. It was a masterpiece from start to finish. Hendricks was quietly one of the best pitchers in baseball this year and reminded us why Saturday by out-pitching Clayton Kershaw in the Cubs’ biggest game of the season. He retired 15 straight hitters before yielding a one-out single to Josh Reddick in the eighth inning. Before that, he hadn’t allowed a hit since the first when Andrew Toles smacked a single on the game’s first pitch. Hendricks has been lights out this postseason with a 1.65 ERA over 16 1/3 innings. The Cubs are headed back to the World Series for the first time since 1945. They’ll play the Indians in Game 1 on Tuesday night. Oct 22 - 10:53 PM

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Kyle Hendricks pitched well in a losing effort against the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday, surrendering just one run on three hits over 5 1/3 innings.

The right-hander uncharacteristically walked four on the night while striking out five. The only blemish on his evening was a solo home run off the bat of Adrian Gonzalez leading off the second inning. That would prove to be the only offense in the ballgame for either side. He'll get a chance for redemption against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers should the series stretch to six games.
Oct 16 - 10:55 PM

Kyle Hendricks (forearm) will start Game 2 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Sunday.

Hendricks was officially given the go-ahead after getting through another bullpen session Friday with no issues. The right-hander was struck on the pitching forearm by a line drive in his NLDS Game 2 outing, but he's feeling fine now. He'll be preceded by Jon Lester and followed by Jake Arrieta and John Lackey.
Oct 14 - 3:46 PM

Kyle Hendricks (forearm) threw another bullpen session Friday and declared himself ready to pitch whenever the Cubs need him.

Hendricks had to exit Game 2 of the NLDS against the Giants after being hit in the right forearm by a liner, but he's recovered nicely. He'll presumably start one of Games 2-4, although the Cubs have yet to officially announce anything beyond Jon Lester getting the ball in Game 1 on Saturday.
Oct 14 - 3:29 PM

Kyle Hendricks (forearm) said he is "good to go."

Hendricks was struck in the right forearm by an Angel Pagan line drive during his NLDS Game 2 start against the Giants on Saturday, but he escaped with a minor bruise. The right-hander should be fine for the NLCS. He might also be available in emergency long relief if the Giants force a Game 5 in the Division Series. Cubs manager Joe Maddon has quite a few great options.
Oct 11 - 6:54 PM

Kyle Hendricks (forearm) said he feels "fine."

Hendricks took a line drive off his throwing arm in Game 2 of the NLDS but was fortunate to escape with just a bruise. His X-rays came back clean and Hendricks is hoping the injury is only a "day to day" thing. The bullpen stepped up in his absence, yielding just two hits over 5 1/3 shutout innings. Hendricks isn't scheduled to pitch again this series so he'll have some time to rest up if the Cubs advance to the NLCS.
Oct 8 - 11:50 PM

Kyle Hendricks left Saturday's NLDS Game 2 against the Giants with a bruised right forearm.

Hendricks exited in the fourth inning after getting drilled by an Angel Pagan line drive. His X-rays came back negative, which is obviously a good sign. It would be a big blow to the Cubs' rotation if Hendricks ends up missing his next start. The 26-year-old had a career season, leading the majors in ERA (2.13) while also finishing second in WHIP (0.98).
Oct 8 - 9:59 PM

Kyle Hendricks left Saturday's NLDS Game 2 against the Giants after taking a line drive off his forearm.

He couldn't get out of the way of a line drive by Angel Pagan in the fourth inning. Hendricks took a few warmup tosses and tried to plead his case to manager Joe Maddon, but ultimately got the hook. It was only a so-so outing for Hendricks, who allowed four hits and two runs over 3 2/3 innings. At least he helped his own cause with a bases-loaded single in the second inning. Travis Wood entered the game in his place.
Oct 8 - 9:32 PM

Kyle Hendricks couldn't keep his ERA under 2.00, as he allowed four runs over five innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Reds.

Hendricks entered the game with a 1.99 ERA, but finished it with a 2.13. That sub-2.00 ERA might have been key to his Cy Young hopes, since he doesn't have the innings pitched or strikeouts of some other contenders. Then again, the other Cy Young favorite, Max Scherzer, had a lousy performance today, too. Hendricks goes into the postseason with a 16-6 record and a 170/44 K/BB ratio in 190 innings.
Oct 2 - 6:40 PM

Kyle Hendricks won his 16th game of the season Monday, spinning six shutout frames against the Pirates.

Hendricks struck out five, didn't walk anyone and allowed seven hits on the night, lowering his league-best ERA to 1.99. The right-hander somehow has eight losses despite that 1.99 ERA, although just two of them have come since mid-June. He'll get one final tune-up start this weekend in Cincinnati and will hope to keep that ERA below 2.00.
Sep 26 - 11:09 PM

Kyle Hendricks will be pushed back from a scheduled Saturday outing against the Cardinals to start against the Pirates on Monday

Just a little minor housekeeping for the Cubs, who are readying for a much-hyped playoff run. Hendricks was initially scheduled to start in this weekend's series versus the visiting Redbirds. Instead, it will be Jason Hammel on Saturday, with Hendricks moving to Monday.
Sep 21 - 10:05 PM

Kyle Hendricks yielded two earned runs over six innings Sunday in a loss to the Brewers.

Hendricks struck out nine and didn't issue a walk, but the Brewers were able to tag him for six hits, including a pair of RBI singles in the top of the second inning. It was a rare home defeat for Hendricks, who still boasts a stellar 2.06 ERA for the season. Next up is a matchup against the Cardinals, a team Hendricks nearly no-hit on Monday.
Sep 18 - 5:06 PM

Kyle Hendricks had a no-hitter broken up by Jeremy Hazelbaker to lead off the ninth inning in Monday's 4-1 victory over the Cardinals.

The Cards managed just a couple walks and very few hard-hit balls through eight frames against Hendricks before Hazelbaker launched a no-doubter to lead off the bottom of the ninth. Hendricks had to sit through a lengthy top of the frame, which ended when he flew out, and it's possible that might have thrown the righty's rhythm off. Nonetheless, it was yet another brilliant effort from the right-hander, as Hendricks struck out six while needing a mere 96 pitches in his eight-plus innings. He'll carry a league-best 2.03 ERA into this weekend's matchup versus the Brewers at Wrigley Field.
Sep 12 - 11:07 PM

Kyle Hendricks yielded one run over six innings in Monday’s 7-2 victory over the Brewers.

The lone run scored on a solo homer from Chris Carter in the second inning. The Brewers had the opportunity for more, but Hendricks was able to get some big outs and stick around long enough for the Cubs to go in front and give him his 14th win. He struck out six and walked a pair in the win and lower his MLB-best ERA to 2.07 for the year. He’ll face the Astros on the road this weekend.
Sep 5 - 4:19 PM

Kyle Hendricks tossed seven scoreless innings Tuesday as the Cubs shut out the Pirates 3-0.

Hendricks scattered three hits and a walk while striking out four, earning his 13th win of the season in the process. He also increased his lead in earned run average, with his 2.09 ERA best among all qualified pitchers. That's quite a feather in the cap of the 26-year-old, who was arguably the least-coveted Cubs starter, for fantasy purposes, coming into the season. Hendricks has certainly shaken that reputation, and he'll look to further his league lead when the Cubs face the Giants on Sunday.
Aug 30 - 11:12 PM

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C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
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3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena
13Jake Buchanan
14Spencer Patton