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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: 8 | Salary: $4,265,000 | Owned/Started%: 91/73 | Average Draft Position: 218.15
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Ian Kennedy struggles in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Padres starter Ian Kennedy was unable to factor into the decision Friday night at home against the Mets. The right-hander yielded four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four over five innings of a 5-4 defeat.

Kennedy has allowed four earned runs three times over his previous six starts. He owns a 3.62 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 21 starts (129 1/3 innings). His next start will come Wednesday against the Cubs in Chicago.


Report: Angels not a match for Ian Kennedy


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) The Padres and Angels "do not match up" in a possible deal for Padres starter Ian Kennedy, reports Fox Sports. However, the Padres are "hearing out" other teams interested in Kennedy, the report said.

Kennedy, 29, is 7-9 with a 3.47 ERA in 20 starts.


Angels showing interest in a pair of Padres players


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) After watching AL West rival Oakland acquire Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs, the Angels are hoping to make some moves of their own leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. Two players on the team's radar are Padres closer Huston Street and starting pitcher Ian Kennedy, major-league sources told FOX Sports.

The Angels and Padres have discussed a trade for Street, but their talks have yet to progress to Kennedy. Though, a deal including both players might be difficult because Street and Kennedy are under team control through 2015.

The sources added the Padres are "lukewarm" about trading Kennedy.


Padres announce rotation plans for Mets series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy will be on the hill for the second-half opener Friday against the Mets, the team announced Sunday. Tyson Ross will pitch Saturday and Odrisamer Despaigne will finish off the three-game series next Sunday.

The Padres have not announced their rotation plans after the Mets series.


Ian Kennedy goes eight strong in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy turned in another dominant outing but had to settle for a no-decision Saturday night against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. The right-hander yielded only three hits and four walks while striking out eight over eight scoreless innings of work.

Over his last three starts covering 21 innings, Kennedy has allowed only two earned runs. He enters the All-Star break with a 3.47 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 20 starts (124 1/3 innings). His next start will come after the break, though the Padres have yet to announce their pitching plans moving forward.

Ian Kennedy Ks nine for the win in Colorado


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy struck out nine and earned his second straight win Monday night against the Rockies in Colorado. The right-hander yielded only one run on four hits and two walks over seven innings of a 6-1 victory.

Kennedy owns a 3.71 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 19 starts (116 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Saturday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Ian Kennedy pitches six one-run innings in win vs. Reds


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy earned a win Tuesday, giving up just one earned run on seven hits and one walk in six innings and striking out five in his team's 8-2 victory over the Reds.

Kennedy (6-9) was 0-3 in his last four starts before coming through with his best performance in more than a month Tuesday, surrendering only an RBI single in the fifth inning. He owns a 3.87 ERA and 116:28 K:BB ratio in 109 1/3 innings. Kennedy is scheduled to face the Rockies in Colorado Monday.


No worries about Ian Kennedy yet


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/26/2014) Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy has struggled in his last four starts, compiling a 6.08 ERA, which might have some Fantasy owners wondering if their diamond in the rough has become a thorn in their side.

I don't see it -- and I don't just mean the physical transformation of a diamond into a thorn, but also the idea that Kennedy is somehow a liability in Fantasy.

His problem during his disastrous 2013 -- a season split between the Diamondbacks and Padres -- was twofold: too many walks and too many home runs. In only one of those four starts were walks an issue, and he allowed just two home runs between them. In other words, everything that went right for Kennedy in his first 13 starts is still going right now ... except for luck. His 2.92 FIP (as compared to his 4.01 ERA) would seem to support this.

His luck will turn, his hits will level off, and he'll go back to being a strikeout-per-inning-type innings-eater -- the kind that can factor in Fantasy even when he's lacking run support.

Yeah, I'm not sure his win-loss record is getting any better pitching for the Padres.


Ian Kennedy on wrong side of no-hitter Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy stumbled to his third straight loss Wednesday, as he ended up on the wrong side of a no-hitter in a 4-0 loss to the Giants.

Kennedy pitched into the seventh inning with a quality start, but the Giants jumped on him late to put the game out of reach. He allowed four runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings, while walking one batter. He struck out eight batters on 117 pitches, while falling to 5-9 on the season.

Kennedy has not won over his last four starts, going 0-3 with a 6.08 ERA in that span. His ERA has spiked to 4.01, a number he will try to lower when he takes on the Reds Tuesday.  


Ian Kennedy bailed by late rally


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy failed to record a quality start for the second straight trip to the mound Friday, in a 6-5 win over the Dodgers.

Kennedy did not earn the win in the start, as he left the game after having allowed five runs in five innings of work. Four of those runs were charged to Kennedy, who also allowed seven hits and a pair of walks. He struck out five batters on 109 pitches, before being bailed out by the offense late in a no-decision.

Kennedy remains just 5-8 on the season, and is winless in his last three starts. He has a 3.90 ERA heading into his next start, set for Wednesday in San Francisco. 


Ian Kennedy shaky again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Padres starter Ian Kennedy (5-8) dropped his second straight decision Sunday, allowing three runs on seven hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings against the Mets. Kennedy yielded a pair of first-inning runs on Curtis Granderson's homer and Bobby Abreu's run-scoring double.

His ERA having crept up to 3.72, Kennedy will face the Dodgers on Friday.


Ian Kennedy struggles in loss to Phillies


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy was riding a three-game winning streak heading into Tuesday's game against the Phillies, but stumbled en route to a 5-2 loss.

Kennedy, who had allowed just four runs during his winning streak, was tagged for five this time around. He surrendered those five runs on seven hits in seven innings of work, while he struck out just three batters and walked none on 106 pitches.

Kennedy was working his way back to .500 thanks to the streak, but fell to 5-7 with this loss. His ERA rose to 3.63 with the loss, and he will try to get back on track in his next outing, set for Sunday against the Mets. 


Ian Kennedy strikes out seven in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy secured a win Wednesday, giving up two earned runs on five hits and one walk in six innings while striking out seven in his team's 3-2 victory over the Pirates.

Kennedy (5-6) has given up just four earned runs in his last three starts, striking out 22 in the process and picking up three wins over the stretch. He owns a 3.39 ERA and 88:20 K:BB ratio in 79 2/3 innings. Kennedy is scheduled to take on the Phillies Tuesday.


Ian Kennedy allows one run in second-straight win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy tossed his second quality start in a row Friday, in a 4-1 win over the White Sox.

Kennedy limited the White Sox to just one run on four hits in six innings of work, and got just enough early help to get the win. He also struck out nine batters while walking three on 107 pitches.

Kennedy has followed up a four-start winless streak by posting consecutive one-run outings to win two straight. He is now 4-6 with a 3.42 ERA on the season heading into his next start, scheduled for Wednesday against the Pirates.  


Ian Kennedy gets back on track in win over Cubs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy put together a quality start on Sunday against the Cubs, limiting hitters to just one run on two hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings of a 4-3 win.

Kennedy improved to 3-6 on the year. He owns a 3.59 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP through 11 starts (67 2/3 innings). He is scheduled to make his next start Saturday against the White Sox in Chicago. He is 2-1 with a 2.88 ERA in four starts away from home this season.

Ian Kennedy struggles late in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy struggled for the second outing in a row Tuesday, in a 5-3 loss to the Twins.

Kennedy made it through six innings with a lead, but was unable to make it stand up. He allowed one run in each of the second, third, sixth and seventh innings, ultimately finishing with runs allowed in 6 2/3 innings of work. He allowed six hits and a pair of walks, while striking out six.

Kennedy is just 2-6 on the season, with a 3.79 ERA in 10 starts. He has not recorded a win in any of his last four starts, and will try to turn things around Sunday against the Cubs. 


Ian Kennedy takes back seat to Reds ace in Thursday loss


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) One run surrendered would have meant a loss for Padres starter Ian Kennedy against the Reds on Thursday. He gave up five instead.

Kennedy pitched six innings in lowering his record to 2-5. He walked one and fanned four.

All was well for the first four innings, but an indication that he could not keep up with Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto came with baserunners in each of those frames. A three-run homer by Brandon Phillips in the fifth and three straight hits in the sixth doomed him to defeat.

Kennedy is scheduled to start again early next week at home against Minnesota.


Reds, Padres rained out Wednesday; DH coming Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Wednesday's game between the Padres and Reds has been postponed due to rain, and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday, the clubs announced.

Wednesday's expected starters, Ian Kennedy and Johnny Cueto will likely take the mound Thursday instead. 


Ian Kennedy fans 12, still takes no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Padres starter Ian Kennedy put together his best outing of the season Thursday against the Marlins, but a lackluster offensive showing left him empty-handed in a 3-1 extra-innings loss.

Kennedy tossed seven innings for the third time in eight starts, and fanned 12 batters to match a career-high while doing so. He scattered four hits and a pair of walks while allowing one earned run, his third time allowing one run in his last four starts.

Kennedy lowered his ERA to 3.12 with his gem, though he remains just 2-4 thanks to some lackluster run support. His next start is set for Wednesday in Cincinnati. 


Ian Kennedy strikes out seven in loss Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy was stuck with a loss Saturday after giving up three earned runs on 11 hits and one walk in five innings while striking out seven in his team's 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Kennedy (2-4) matched his shortest outing of the season after turning in three straight quality starts going into Saturday's game. He owns a 3.43 ERA and 44:9 K:BB ratio in 42 innings. Kennedy will square off with the Marlins at home Thursday.


Ian Kennedy fans nine without a walk


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy allowed a first-inning run but was sharp after that in a 4-2 win at Washington. He went seven innings, striking out nine and walking none while yielding three hits. 

Kennedy (2-3) lowered his ERA to 3.16 and has gone at least six innings in five straight starts. He'll take on Arizona on Saturday.


Ian Kennedy pitches well, settles for no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy pitched well Tuesday against the Brewers, but had to settle for a no-decision in a 2-1 extra-innings win.

Kennedy pitched six strong innings and made just one mistake throughout, allowing a solo home run to Scooter Gennett in the fifth inning. He was nearly flawless otherwise, allowing four hits and three walks, while striking out five batters and throwing 64 of 100 pitches for strikes.

Kennedy is having a nice bounceback campaign early, though his record doesn't really show it. He has a 3.60 ERA through five starts, but is just 1-3. He will try to snap a three-game winless streak in his next outing, set for Sunday in Washington.


Big seventh inning sinks Ian Kennedy


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy was on top of his game for much of his start Thursday, but fell apart late in a 3-1 loss

Kennedy made it through seven innings in the start, and six of them were nearly flawless. He allowed just one hit through his first six innings and appeared well on his way to his second win even with little support. Unfortunately, three hits and a walk in the seventh inning led to three runs and left Kennedy on the wrong side of a 3-1 loss.

Kennedy struck out seven while allowing four hits and two walks in his seven innings, while lowering his ERA to 4.13. He is 1-3 through four starts, with just nine runs of support total heading into his next start, set for Tuesday in Milwaukee. 


Ian Kennedy pegged with second loss at home


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Padres starter Ian Kennedy was not at his best on Saturday, suffering his second loss of the season in his team's 6-2 defeat to Detroit.

Kennedy (1-2) gave up a run-scoring double to Ian Kinsler in the opening frame, a run-scoring double to Miguel Cabrera in the third and a two-run single to Torii Hunter in the fourth. He was charged with four runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven over six innings pitched. 

Kennedy owns a 4.24 ERA along with a 16:3 K:BB ratio over 17 innings pitched. He has lost his first two decisions at home, but he'll look to bounce back in his third scheduled start at home on Thursday against the Rockies.


Pinch hit home run gives Ian Kennedy his first win


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy tossed a solid start against the Marlins Sunday.

Kennedy was locked in a pitcher's duel with Nate Eovaldi, and through six innings, it looked as though Kennedy would be a hard luck loser. But the Padres managed to work two hits off Eovaldi in the seventh, bringing up Kennedy's spot in the batting order. Alexi Amarista was called upon to pinch hit for Kennedy, and cracked a three-run home run.

While Kennedy was fortunate to come up with the win, he did pitch well enough to earn it under normal circumstances. Over six innings, Kennedy allowed three hits and one earned run. He walked one and struck out five batters. His next start is scheduled against the Tigers.