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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|
|vs LHB|| 18.0||0||0|| 8.50||0||6||16|
|vs RHB|| 17.1||0||0|| 3.63||0||6||16|
|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 SP Ian Kennedy takes tough loss on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/24/15) Padres starter Ian Kennedy picked up a tough-luck loss on Saturday against the Dodgers. Kennedy went six innings, allowing two runs on six hits. He struck out six and did not walk a batter. He threw 110 pitches, 77 for strikes as the Padres lost 2-0.
Kennedy (2-4) put himself in an early hole, serving up a lead-off home run to Joc Pederson in the first inning. Kennedy allowed another run on an RBI double in the sixth, which would be all the damage against him.
The right-hander still holds an ugly 6.11 ERA through seven starts. He'll look to build off this strong start when he takes the mound again Thursday against the Pirates.
Walks hurt Padres SP Ian Kennedy in defeat
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(5/17/15) Padres starter Ian Kennedy had his second consecutive rough outing Sunday, getting shelled for six runs in five innings as the Nationals rolled to a 10-5 win.
The issue for Kennedy was his control. He allowed only three hits on the contest, but handed out for free passes, setting the stage for Washington take advantage. Kennedy has issued seven walks in his last two starts, more than the combined total of his first four outings (5) this season.
Kennedy threw 91 pitches and saw his ERA rise to 6.75.
Padres SP Ian Kennedy gets hit hard again, drops to 2-2
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/13/15) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy served up a pair of home runs and dropped back to .500 on the season Tuesday night against Seattle.
Kennedy (2-2) allowed a three-run home run to Kyle Seager in the opening frame and a solo home run to Logan Morrison in the third. He was charged with five earned runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out five over 4 2/3 innings of a 11-4 defeat. Of his 106 pitches, 65 were strikes.
Kennedy has allowed eight earned runs over his last three starts (17 2/3 innings). He will try to climb over .500 on Sunday at home against Washington.
Padres push back starter Odrisamer Despaigne in rotation
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/10/15) The Padres will use their off day Monday to push back starter Odrisamer Despaigne in the rotation, now going with Ian Kennedy in Game 1 of the Padres' series in Seattle on Tuesday and keeping James Shield (Wednesday) and Tyson Ross (Thursday) on regular rest, reports U-T San Diego.
Andrew Cashner would presumably start Friday on regular rest, leaving Despaigne to return to the rotation Saturday against the Nationals.
Despaigne struggled during his last start, giving up eight runs on 10 hits in five innings for a loss.
“We'll push him back, not skip,” Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday. “Pushing back is a little bit different than skipping. Skip means that we're putting someone else in.”
Despaigne was moved into the starting rotation from the bullpen when pitcher Brandon Morrow (shoulder) went on the disabled list May 3.
Padres P Ian Kennedy picks up win in Wednesday's game
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/6/15) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy allowed one run on six hits over seven solid innings of work during Wednesday's 9-1 win over the Giants.
"I mixed a lot more today. The change was down, my slider came around and the curveball was OK. For the most part, it was fastball command," Kennedy said, per MLB.com.
The one run Kennedy surrendered came in the third inning when he gave up two hits during the inning. Kennedy (2-1) received his second win in a row for his effort in addition to his second-consecutive quality start. He lowered his ERA from 7.11 to 5.03.
"I feel like to what I was at the end of spring training. After the Dodger start, I felt out of rhythm," he said. "Last two starts, I feel good. I feel I'm back on track to where I felt at the end of spring training."
His next expected start is Tuesday at Seattle.
|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|
|5/28/15||PIT||10:10 pm||A.J. Burnett|
|5/29/15||PIT||10:10 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|5/30/15||PIT||10:10 pm||Charlie Morton|
|5/31/15||PIT||9:10 pm||Jeff Locke|
|6/1/15||NYM||10:10 pm||Jacob deGrom|
|6/2/15||NYM||10:10 pm||Dillon Gee|
|6/3/15||NYM||9:10 pm||Noah Syndergaard|
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