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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
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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. Nov 9 - 8:20 PM

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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.
Nov 3 - 12:49 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.
Oct 28 - 11:42 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.
Oct 22 - 10:53 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.
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.
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
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