|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||220.00||16.00||10.00||0.00||3.72||1.21||200.00||51.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco|| 25.0||1||1|| 2.88||0||10||16|
|vs LHB|| 86.2||0||0|| 6.33||0||32||81|
|vs RHB|| 94.2||0||0|| 3.61||0||41||82|
|Last 10 Games|
|Ian Kennedy's control is back |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/26/13) With a strong performance in his season finale Wednesday, Ian Kennedy finished an otherwise disappointing season on a high note for the Padres . Though Kennedy's ERA over his five September starts was a pedestrian 3.90, his latest start against the Diamondbacks was part of a positive trend.
Kennedy walked only one Arizona batter, marking the fifth straight start in which he walked no more than two hitters. He also threw at least 64 percent of his pitches for strikes in each game and compiled a cumulative 67 percent rate over those starts. That's in contrast to a 3.9 BB/9 ratio and 63 percent strikes-thrown rate compiled through the end of August.
Fantasy owners still have to be worried about Kennedy's propensity to allow extra-base hits, even in PETCO Park, but with better control, he has a chance to recapture his status as a viable starter in standard mixed leagues. Despite his poor 2013 numbers, Kennedy is still worth a late-round flyer in the hopes that his late-season resurgence will carry over into 2014.
|Ian Kennedy goes out on top |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/26/13) Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy finished the season on a positive note Wednesday, in a 12-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Kennedy limited the Diamondbacks to just two runs over seven innings of work, making up for a six-run outing in his last meeting with them. Kennedy allowed six hits and a walk, while striking out seven batters en route to the win.
Kennedy finishes the season 7-10 with a 4.91 ERA, easily the worst of his career over a sizable sample. Kennedy tossed 181 1/3 innings in 31 starts, with 163 strikeouts and 73 walks allowed. He is locked into the Padres rotation heading into next season.
|Ian Kennedy knocked around by Pittsburgh |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/19/13) Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy was knocked around against the Pirates Thursday.
Kennedy gave up six innings in just 3 2/3 innings. He allowed eight hits, but did not walk a batter. Kennedy's ERA jump to 5.06.
|Ian Kennedy stays sharp in no-decision |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/13/13) Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy tossed a quality start but failed to factor into the decision Friday night against the Braves. The right-hander surrendered three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings of a 4-3 victory.
Kennedy has allowed five earned runs combined over his last three starts (17 innings). He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at Pittsburgh. He tossed seven scoreless frames against the Pirates on Aug. 21.
|Ian Kennedy settles for no-decision vs. Rockies |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/8/13) Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy tossed five strong innings Sunday, but settled for a no-decision in a 5-2 win over the Rockies.
Kennedy limited the Padres to just two runs -- one earned -- in his five innings of work. He allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out seven. He threw 57 of 87 pitches for strikes before being lifted from the game, down 2-1.
Kennedy remains 6-9 with a 4.86 ERA on the season, but has a 3.77 ERA and 3-1 record in seven starts since joining the Padres. His next start is scheduled for Saturday against the Braves.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
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