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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||205.00||15.00||12.00||0.00||3.42||1.21||207.00||64.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Hamstring - 15-day DL. Out until at least late April|
|vs L.A. Dodgers|| 4.1||0||1|| 16.62||0||1||2|
|vs LHB|| 3.1||0||0|| 16.20||0||3||2|
|vs RHB|| 3.1||0||0|| 5.40||0||0||2|
|12/27/2014||Wilson Ramos, C WAS|
Michael Cuddyer, LF NYM
Ian Kennedy, SP SD
Ryan Howard, 1B PHI
Ryan Rua, LF TEX
Aroldis Chapman, RP CIN
|Buster Posey, C SF|
|12/23/2014||Jake Odorizzi, SP TB|
Anibal Sanchez, SP DET
Ian Kennedy, SP SD
|Lance Lynn, SP STL|
|12/23/2014||Ian Kennedy, SP SD|
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
|Michael Brantley, LF CLE|
|Last 10 Games|
Padres RHP Ian Kennedy mashed in return from injury
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12:57 am ET) Perhaps Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy should get a mulligan for his disastrous start Saturday against the Dodgers. After all, it was his first outing after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Kennedy was clobbered for eight earned runs on eight hits, including three homers, in 4 1/3 innings. He walked one and fanned two.
The Dodgers teed off from the start as Andre Ethier socked a two-run blast and Carl Crawford added a run-scoring double in the first inning. A three-run tater by Adrian Gonzalez in the second gave Los Angeles a 6-3 lead. Kennedy also surrendered a two-run homer to Howie Kendrick in the fifth before his merciful removal.
He will have his first shot at redemption Friday against visiting Colorado.
Padres send LHP Frank Garces to Triple-A
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/25/15) With pitcher Ian Kennedy coming off the disabled list to start on Saturday, the Padres made room by sending left-hander Frank Garces to Triple-A, reports MLB.com.|
In six relief appearances this season, Garces has allowed three runs in 14.2 innings (1.84 ERA).
Kennedy to start Saturday; Despaigne out of Padres' rotation
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) It's official. Bud Black has announced that Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy is set to start Saturday against the Dodgers, per the U-T San Diego. Odrisamer Despaigne is headed back to the bullpen.
Kennedy has been on the disabled list since April 10 with a hamstring injury. Despaigne performed admirably in his place, winning two starts while yielding just three runs in 13 2/3 innings.
"We feel good about Ian's hamstring," Black said. "Out of spring training and through the winter time, we're counting on Ian to be one of the anchors in our rotation. This was a little bit of a hiccup ... but he'll resume his spot in the rotation.
"Obviously, we'll watch the game and see how he does, but he doesn't have any restrictions."
All signs point to Ian Kennedy starting Saturday for Padres
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) Although Padres manager Bud Black has yet to announce a starter for Saturday's contest against the Dodgers, all signs point to starter Ian Kennedy, according to U-T San Diego.
"I think he's ready," Black said. "If everything goes according to plan, which I suspect, we'll have a decision to make later in the week."
Kennedy tossed six innings on 81 pitches in an extended spring training start on Monday. The right-hander has been sidelined since April 10 with a hamstring issue, and is eligible to return from the disabled list on April 25.
"Today, it actually feels good to feel a little sore, like, in the arm area," Kennedy said. "Feels like I actually did something. I was happy. Especially as (Monday's) game went on, I felt good."
Padres' Ian Kennedy throws six innings in extended spring training
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/20/15) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy was able to throw six innings in an extended spring training start Monday and used 81 pitches to get through the start, reports U-T San Diego.
Kennedy is currently on the 15-day DL with a hamstring injury and is eligible to be activated April 25. Kennedy threw 2 1/3 innings so far this season with two strikeouts and two walks.
"When he rejoins us (Tuesday), we'll re-evaluate and see where we are," manager Bud Black said. "But we feel good with where he is right now, health-wise. Later in the week, we'll come to a determination of where we are with Ian, how that relates to our pitching staff, but we're encourage by how he threw.
"I talked to a couple guys (in Peoria) who were watching, and they said he looked good. All his pitches, had a few strikeouts. They nicked him for a couple runs, but overall he felt good. No issues with the hamstring."
|2014 summary: Ian Kennedy's first full season with the Padres went much better than the partial season he spent with them in 2013. The former Diamondback and Yankee ironed out his control issues and kept the ball in the park, helping him to post his lowest ERA (3.63) and WHIP (1.29) in three seasons. Kennedy also picked up his strikeout pace, and for the first time, he exceeded 200 strikeouts with a total of 207. |
Playing time status: Kennedy has been the subject of trade rumors, but whether in San Diego or elsewhere, he should figure prominently in a major league rotation.
2015 outlook: A pessimist could view Kennedy as inconsistent, but a more optimistic perspective is that he finally put some puzzle pieces together in 2014. Given that several indicators -- velocity, average flyball distance, strikes thrown percentage -- are all pointing strongly in the right direction, owners can have confidence that Kennedy's performance was not only legitimate, but that it could possibly get even better. He can be penciled in as a top 40 starter and a mid-round target in standard mixed league drafts.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/26/15||LAD||4:10 pm||Brett Anderson|
|4/27/15||HOU||10:10 pm||Collin McHugh|
|4/28/15||HOU||10:10 pm||Roberto Hernandez|
|4/29/15||HOU||3:40 pm||Dallas Keuchel|
|5/1/15||COL||10:10 pm||Jorge De La Rosa|
|5/2/15||COL||8:40 pm||Tyler Matzek|
|5/3/15||COL||4:10 pm||Kyle Kendrick|
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