Ian Kennedy
SP KC
2 days ago

Kennedy pitched five innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five Twins in Tuesday's no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

For the second straight game, Kennedy delivered a performance that left much to be desired. Tuesday's five-inning outing was his shortest since July 25 (a span of 12 starts), and marked the first time since early August that Kennedy has failed to win a game in consecutive starts. After an impressive streak in which he avoided defeat in 10 straight games, Kennedy appears to be coming back to earth as the season winds down.

Ian Kennedy
SP KC
1 week ago

Kennedy (11-10) tossed 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out four Indians in Wednesday's loss.

EDGE Analysis

Entering Wednesday's contest, Kennedy hadn't allowed double-digit hits since Sep. 24 of last season, nearly a full calendar year. The righty's four strikeouts versus the Indians were his fewest in four starts this month, but his recent dominance should allow this outing to quickly be swept under the rug. Since the beginning of August, Kennedy has made 10 starts, going 5-1 with a stellar 2.48 ERA over 61.2 innings. His next start comes Tuesday at home against the Twins, a team he's beaten three times already this season.

Ian Kennedy
SP KC
2 weeks ago

Kennedy allowed two runs with six strikeouts and three walks across six innings en route to a no-decision Friday versus the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Kennedy twirled his second consecutive quality start after failing to do so in the previous three, but he was out-dueled be an in-form Chris Sale and could not notch his 12th win. The right-hander has been solid from a fantasy perspective this season, as he owns a 3.60 ERA to go along with a 8.7 K/9 rate, and he will next take the hill Wednesday versus the Indians.

Ian Kennedy
SP KC
3 weeks ago

Kennedy (10-9) went 5.1 innings Monday, allowing four runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out six and earning the win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Despite allowing 11 baserunners and two home runs, Kennedy managed to prevent the big inning and give his offense a chance to win the game. Win the game they did, as the Royals offense put up 11 runs on Jose Berrios and the Twins. Kennedy has now won four of his last five starts, although he's allowed four earned runs in each of the last two, leaving him with a 3.76 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season. He'll look to keep the winning streak alive in Chicago against the White Sox on Sunday.

Ian Kennedy
SP KC
1 month ago

Kennedy struck out only one batter while allowing four runs on six hits over 6.1 innings Wednesday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

He was long gone by the time the Yankees won in 13 innings, ending the veteran's three-start winning streak. He also ended his streak of allowing two or fewer runs at six games. That's mostly because Kennedy wasn't fooling the Yankee bats at all; rather, he was right around the plate, generating tons of contact and earning every run he allowed. A strong strikeout rate has Kennedy's ERA at a still-acceptable 3.66, but his sky-high strand rate and fortune-favored BABIP suggest regression will end up pulling him toward or past the 4.00 mark.

Ian Kennedy
SP KC
1 month ago

Kennedy (9-9) struck out eight and gave up two earned runs on nine hits and two walks over 5.1 innings in Friday's 6-3 victory over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty continued to miss plenty of bats Friday, notching at least eight whiffs for the sixth time over his last 11 starts. Kennedy has put together an outstanding August overall, surrendering only four earned runs over 32.1 innings, including three starts where he didn't give up any homers, long an Achilles heel for him. He's now rattled off three consecutive victories as well, evening his season record for the first time since June 26. He'll look to get over .500 for the first time since May 30 when he takes on the Yankees next Wednesday.

Ian Kennedy
SP KC
1 month ago

Kennedy (7-9) allowed just one run on five hits, walking one and striking out five over 6.2 innings in Monday's 3-1 win at Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Kennedy has gotten hot over his last four starts, allowing just three earned runs in 26 innings. The fact that this was his first victory in that stretch speaks volumes about the hardships that come with pitching for a team with a bottom-five offense. Saturday's matchup with a Twins squad that has the worst record in the American League offers a golden opportunity for Kennedy to earn consecutive wins after not getting a single victory since Jun. 26.

Ian Kennedy
SP KC
2 months ago

Kennedy held the White Sox to one run over 6.1 innings Wednesday, allowing six hits and two walks while striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

He didn't receive a decision in what turned out to be a 14-inning win for the Royals. Since allowing 11 runs in the span of two starts in late July, Kennedy's righted the ship with three consecutive outings of one or zero runs, pushing his ERA back under the 4.00 mark. This was, however, his worst strikeout total since June 21, as Kennedy has typically helped fantasy owners in whiffs this year.

Ian Kennedy
SP KC
2 months ago

Kennedy (6-9) was nearly unhittable over six innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Rays. He allowed one hit and four walks while striking out nine.

EDGE Analysis

The four walks were more than Kennedy had allowed in any of his previous 11 starts, but even that couldn't take away from his first one-hit performance since 2011. More notable for his current owners, the right-hander has now gone three straight starts without allowing a home run after serving them up at a high rate through the first half of the season. The 31-year-old has allowed just one run on seven hits while striking out 15 over his last two outings (13 innings). Unfortunately he continued to be a victim of low run support, and Kennedy remains winless in his last six starts. He'll look to keep throwing the ball well when he toes the rubber Wednesday versus a sputtering White Sox lineup.

Ian Kennedy
SP KC
2 months ago

Kennedy (6-9) allowed one run over seven innings in a no-decision Friday versus the Rangers. He didn't issue a walk while striking out six.

EDGE Analysis

Kennedy can't buy a win this month, as he finishes July with an 0-3 record despite a few solid outings. Friday marked just the fourth time this year (21 starts) Kennedy completed seven innings, and his first walk-free outing since last season. Over his last three campaigns, the right-hander owns a combined 3.48 ERA in August, making the upcoming month Kennedy's best in recent years. He'll look to continue that trend when he travels to Tampa Bay for his next start Thursday.