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22 Ian Kennedy SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/190 | Birthdate: 12/19/1984 | Birthplace: Huntington Beach, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Diego | College: USC | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $4,265,000 | Owned/Started%: 76/40 | Average Draft Position: 101.08
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Padres SP Ian Kennedy gives up five walks in loss to Phillies


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/28/2015) Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy struggled with his command during his start against the Phillies on Friday.

Kennedy gave up two runs on two hits in 6 2/3 innings of work. He struck out seven batters but gave up five walks as he struggled with his location.

With the loss, Kennedy dropped to 8-12 on the season with a 3.94 ERA.


Padres shutout Cardinals behind Ian Kennedy's strong outing


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/23/2015) Padres starter Ian Kennedy was solid in his outing against the Cardinals on Saturday. The veteran right-hander tossed six-plus scoreless innings, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out a season-high 10 batters. The Padres went on to win the game 8-0 behind Kennedy's strong performance.

Kennedy (8-11, 4.01) was able to blank the Cardinals, despite having baserunners on in all but one of his innings of work. 

Kennedy has been real good lately, as he has given up more than three earned runs just once over his last 15 starts.


Ian Kennedy loses 11th game for Padres


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2015) Padres starter Ian Kennedy dropped to 7-11 on the year with a loss to Colorado on Sunday. 

Kennedy struck out a season-high eight batters. He allowed four runs, one earned, over 6 2/3 innings. He's lost two of his last three decisions. 


Padres SP Ian Kennedy walks six Monday and still wins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2015) Years from now nobody will remember that Padres starter Ian Kennedy recorded a really ugly win on Aug. 10, 2015. But it sure was an ugly win.

Kennedy threw 98 pitches in five innings and walked six Reds, but somehow escaped to raise his record to 7-10. He allowed one run on two hits and fanned four.

The lone run came via a Jay Bruce blast leading off the second. Kennedy responded by walking three that inning and two more in the fourth.

He can be excused for the relative dud - he arrived on the mound with four consecutive quality starts.


Awful first inning dooms Padres SP Ian Kennedy to defeat


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2015) Padres starter Ian Kennedy recovered after a horrific first inning Wednesday in Milwaukee. But it was too little, too late.

Kennedy allowed five hits (including the cycle) in his first trip to the mound. The biggies were a two-run homer to Jonathan Lucroy and three-run triple to Shane Peterson. He then blanked the Brewers over the next six innings and finished with seven hits surrendered, no walks and seven strikeouts.

The quality start was his fourth straight. Kennedy has given up 19 runs over his last 60 1/3 innings, but his record is just 3-5 during that stretch.


Padres reinstate Ian Kennedy, option Leonel Campos to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2015) Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy was reinstated from the paternity list Tuesday. He is slated to pitch Wednesday at Milwaukee.

Pitcher Leonel Campos was optioned to Triple-A El Paso to clear a spot on the roster.


Padres place SP Ian Kennedy on paternity list


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2015) Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy has been placed on the paternity list, but he likely won't miss a start since he pitched Friday night, per U-T San Diego.

Kennedy has been solid recently with three consecutive quality starts that have lowered his ERA to 4.44.


Padres' Ian Kennedy pitches well, takes tough no-decision Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy posted his third consecutive quality start on Friday, but he did not factor in the final decision. Kennedy allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings. He walked two and struck out five, as the Padres took the 8-3 win over the Marlins in extra innings.

Both runs Kennedy allowed came in the very first inning on a two-run home run by Christian Yelich. But he settled down after that, blanking the Marlins over the next six frames. 

Kennedy was left with a no-decision however, as Craig Kimbrel coughed up a game-tying home run in the ninth inning. 

Kennedy went 2-2 in six July starts, posting a 3.38 ERA and a 24:7 K:BB ratio.


Padres SP Ian Kennedy will start after all Friday vs. Marlins


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Due to poor weather conditions in Miami, Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy wasn't able to leave for the birth of his child, so he will make his scheduled start against the Marlins. 

Odrisamer Despaigne was slated to start in Kennedy's absence.


Padres scratch Ian Kennedy; Odrisamer Despaigne to start Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy was scratched from his start Friday against the Marlins, the team announced. Kennedy left the team to be with his wife, who is giving birth to the couple's fourth child.

The Padres announced Odrisamer Despaigne will start in Kennedy's absence.


Padres SP Ian Kennedy earns win in second straight start


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy enjoyed a strong night on the mound in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Marlins. Kennedy held Miami to just one run on seven hits over six-plus innings. He walked one and struck out seven, throwing 62 of his 97 pitches for strikes.

Kennedy (6-9) lowered his ERA to 4.58 with the solid performance. The only run he did allow came on a solo home run to Derek Dietrich in the seventh inning. Otherwise, he was able to keep the Marlins off the board by working out of danger--the Marlins had runners on in all but one inning against Kennedy.

He was able to help is own cause in this one, as he doubled and scored the Padres' second run of the game on the second inning.

Kennedy has been strong lately, as his 3-4 with a 2.75 ERA over his past seven starts. He hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in a start since May 28.


Padres SP Ian Kennedy enjoys solid outing against Giants


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy was solid during his start against the Giants on Monday.

Kennedy allowed two runs on six hits, while picking up his fifth win of the season. He struck out six batters and his only big mistake was a solo home run to Giants left fielder Gregor Blanco.

Kennedy (5-9) now ahs a 4.78 ERA this season.


Padres, Rockies get rained out


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/19/2015) The Padres and Rockies were unable to finish their game on Sunday after a rain delay that lasted over two hours.

The game was called with the Rockies leading 1-0 in the top of the fifth inning. The teams will meet again for a make-up game on Sept. 10, a mutual day off for both clubs.

For the Padres, Ian Kennedy (4-9) will take the mound on Monday against the Giants. Rockies starting pitcher Chris Rusin (3-3) gets the nod to start against the Rangers on Monday.


Padres set rotation for second half


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) The Padres will turn to pitcher James Shields to open the second half of the season Friday against the Rockies, reports MLB.com. Shields will be followed by Tyson Ross, Andrew Cashner, Ian Kennedy and Odrisamer Despaigne.

"It's a new beginning," interim manager Pat Murphy said. "An opportunity to get everybody recuperated and come back… It's a little disruption of their work, their rhythm, but more for Cashner, Kennedy and Despy than Shields."


Padres SP Ian Kennedy unable to snap winless streak on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy lost for the fourth consecutive start on Friday, as the Rangers took the 4-3 win. Kennedy struggled with his command in this one, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits over 4 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out two, having thrown 87 pitches (50 strikes) with just one out in the fifth.

Kennedy (4-9) gave up single runs in the first and third innings, before allowing back-to-back solo home runs to Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre in the fourth. 

Despite the lack of wins, Kennedy still has a 3.38 ERA over his last four starts, but the Padres scored a total of four runs in those games. He heads into the All-Star break with a 4.91 ERA overall. 


Ian Kennedy tough-luck loser for Padres


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) Padres starter Ian Kennedy pitched well enough to get a win Sunday, but was foiled by San Diego's lackluster offense in a 3-1 loss to the Cardinals. 

Kennedy went six innings, allowing seven hits and three runs while walking none and striking out four. However, he made a mistake to Cardinals rookie Tommy Pham for a home run and let his pitching counterpart, Lance Lynn, pick up two hits. 

"Just eliminate two people in the lineup, Lynn and Pham," Kennedy said. "They hit me well."

Kennedy has now dropped three straight games to fall to 4-8 on the season, even though he has lowered his ERA to 4.84 over that time. 


Report: Padres taking calls for Ian Kennedy


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy has started to attract interest as a trade-deadline acquisition, according to a report by the Boston Globe.

Kennedy is making $9.85 million this year and is scheduled to be a free agent after this season. He's allowed a total of four earned runs in his last four starts, catching the eye of contenders looking to pick up a player for the stretch run. 


Padres SP Ian Kennedy receives loss in Tuesday's start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) The home run ball was the undoing for Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy during Tuesday's 5-0 loss to the Mariners.

Kennedy allowed four runs on four hits over five innings of work. He also struck out five and walked one during the outing. He surrendered a solo home run to Mike Zunino in the third inning and a two-run home run to Brad Miller in the fourth.

He is now 4-7 with a 4.86 ERA. Tuesday's start broke his three-game quality start streak.


Padres P Ian Kennedy strikes out six in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy struck out six batters in Wednesday night's 6-0 loss to the Giants. 

Kennedy went six innings and allowed six runs, though only one was earned. The five runs he allowed in the third all went unearned, though he still gave up a home run to Buster Posey. It wasn't a good outing for Kennedy, who has struggled this season. 

Kennedy allowed five hits and four walks. He now has a 5.09 ERA and a 4-6 record. 


Padres P Ian Kennedy allows one run in win over A's


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy allowed only one earned run in Thursday afternoon's 3-1 victory over the Athletics. 

Kennedy was hit four times and surrendered one walk in six innings. He struck out four batters in the winning effort. This is the second game in a row that Kennedy has only allowed one run as he's given up a total of two over the past 13 innings. 

Kennedy now has a 5.43 ERA this season. 

His next start is projected for June 24 against the Giants. 


Padres SP Ian Kennedy goes seven strong in no-decision Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/14/2015) Padres starter Ian Kennedy limited the Dodgers to one run on four hits over seven innings on Saturday. He walked one and struck out four, settling for a no-decision. The solid effort lowered Kennedy's ERA to 5.84.

The only run to score against Kennedy came on a solo home run by Yasmani Grandal in the third inning. That tied the game at 1-1, and the Padres earned a late-inning victory.

Kennedy will look to stay sharp in his next start, scheduled for Thursday in Oakland.


Padres SP Ian Kennedy allows three runs in Monday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2015) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy surrendered three runs on eight hits over five innings of work during Monday's 5-3 win over the Braves.

Kennedy struck out six and did not walk a batter during the outing. He received a no-decision and his ERA now stands at 6.48.

Kennedy has pitched 11 innings and allowed five runs in his last two starts and he is 1-0 during that time. His next expected start is scheduled for Saturday against the Dodgers.


Padres SP Ian Kennedy whiffs eight, picks up win No. 3


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy struck out eight and registered a quality start for the win Tuesday night against the Mets.

Kennedy (3-5) surrendered a run-scoring single to Michael Cuddyer in the opening frame and a run-scoring single to Wilmer Flores in the sixth inning for his only blemishes of the evening. He yielded two earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings of a 7-2 victory. Of his 105 pitches, 71 were strikes.

"He's always been tough on us," Mets manager Terry Collins said, per MLB.com. "You look at his numbers against the Mets over his career, he's been tough. We just never get him squared up very good."

Kennedy lowered his ERA from 7.15 to 6.60 after Tuesday's gem.

"You're always working, always thinking about ways to improve," manager Bud Black said. "But primarily the work in the 'pen payed off. Once he got through that first inning, had a good second inning, you could see his confidence build with all his pitches."

He will look to remain in the rotation with another solid outing on Monday against the Braves in Atlanta.


Two rotation spots for Padres' Kennedy, Despaigne, Morrow


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Padres manager Bud Black discussed the team's rotation on Monday, saying that two of Ian Kennedy, Odrisamer Despaigne and Brandon Morrow would remain in the rotation upon Morrow's return, MLB.com reports.

"We have several options," said Black. "Despaigne made three good starts; no doubt about it. The options are when Brandon comes back, move Morrow into the rotation and move either Ian or Despaigne to the bullpen . . . or put Brandon in bullpen."

Despaigne opened the season in the bullpen, while Morrow also has bullpen experience. Kennedy hasn't pitched out of the bullpen before but has struggled in the rotation this year, posting a 7.15 ERA and 37:14 K:BB ratio in 39 innings.

"Kennedy's trying to get his release point a little higher for a better downward angle," Black said. "It's a little different for Ian, who is more of a drop-and-drive, long-stride thrower. There are subtle adjustments. Fastball command has been an issue. Physically he feels fine, just a couple minor mechanical adjustments. In the games he's pitched well, he's located his fastball and his secondary pitches landed in the strike zone. We want to get Ian back to being the pitcher we've seen here."

Morrow is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A San Antonio on Tuesday and is expected to make at least two rehab starts with the team.

"Brandon has to pitch well and feel good Tuesday," said Black. "He'll probably have to do it again Sunday. Sixty pitches Tuesday and then bump to 75-80, so when he comes back he'll be capable of 90, 95, 100 pitches."


Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy finds an issue with release point


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy is using his days off to figure out what has gotten him into some trouble on the mound lately, according to MLB.com.

"As a starter, it's nice to have four or five days between starts. But when you don't do well, you want to get back out there," Kennedy said. "Unlike hitters, we can't just go out there every day and take 200 cuts in the cage."

Kennedy has been working with pitching coach Darren Balsley to figure out some of the issues, including control.

"My command is not where it needs to be. That's what I need to have to be good," he said, "… There has been a lot of pitches running back over the plate or hanging over the plate.

"I've struggled in the past. This isn't the first time. But I can't look back at it anymore. I have to fix this."

Kennedy is 2-5 with a 7.15 ERA in 39 innings of work so far this season.