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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 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

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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

Kyle Hendricks took a no-decision in Wednesday's 10-inning, 8-7 Game 7 World Series win over the Indians, helping the Cubs to their first title since 1908 with 4 2/3 innings of two-run ball.

Hendricks came out firing, landing eight of his first nine pitches for strikes in a scoreless first inning. He would throw one more shutout frame before the Indians got to him via an RBI single off the bat of Carlos Santana in the third inning. Santana ended Hendricks' night a short while later, drawing a walk with two outs in the fifth inning. Santana would then come around to score on a Jon Lester wild pitch. Hendricks finished out his evening having allowed just four hits, with two strikeouts and one walk. He was in line to pick up the win until Rajai Davis smacked a dramatic two-run, game-tying home run off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the eighth inning. The Cubs would eventually pull out the historic victory in the 10th.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 12:49:00 AM

Kyle Hendricks wasn't at his best in Game 3 of the World Series against the Indians on Friday, allowing six hits and a pair of walks over 4 1/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision.

Hendricks was able to avoid any damage, helped out by his six strikeouts. He loaded the bases with one out in the fifth inning, prompting manager Joe Maddon to turn to Justin Grimm who got Francisco Lindor to hit into a double play, keeping the game scoreless. The right-hander has carried his regular season dominance over to the playoffs, compiling a 1.31 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 17/6 K/BB ratio over 20 2/3 innings. He'll be called upon again should the series go to a decisive seventh game.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 11:42:00 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 10:53:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 10:55:00 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.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 03:46:00 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.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 03:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Albert Almora
2Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
2Matt Szczur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Mike Montgomery
6Carl Edwards Jr.
7Justin Grimm
8Brian Duensing