Ian Kennedy SP SD 3 weeks ago

Kennedy took the loss on Friday, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out two in 4.1 innings against the Rangers.

Home runs doomed Kennedy yet again -- he gave up back-to-back homers to Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre in the fourth inning. Kennedy has given up multiple homers in six of his 16 outings this season (20 total), and has now taken the loss in each of his last four starts. His two strikeouts Friday matched a season low.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 4 weeks ago

Kennedy took the loss Sunday, giving up three earned runs on seven hits while striking out four over six innings against the Cardinals. He did not walk a batter.

The 30-year-old gave up another home run, this time to rookie outfielder Tommy Pham, his sixth homer allowed in his last five outings and 18th on the year (fifth-most in NL) . Even with all of those balls finding the bleachers, the Padres' starter has been largely successful of late, pitching to a 2.31 ERA in six June outings. Kennedy will take his 4.84 ERA into Arlington to face the Rangers in his next start.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 1 month ago

Kennedy allowed four runs on five hits over five innings in his seventh loss Tuesday against the Mariners. He struck out five and walked one.

His whole season has gone much like Tuesday's start, with brilliant strikeout and walk numbers but poor results. Kennedy's ERA is now up to 5.23 despite a sterling 3.0 K/BB. Kennedy gave up two more home runs Tuesday to bring his total to 17 on the season; his brutal 2.07 HR/9 would be the worst in Petco Park history by a pitcher with at least 100 innings pitched if it holds.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 1 month ago

Kennedy allowed six runs -- one earned -- and five hits in six innings Wednesday against the Giants. He walked four and struck out six.

Kennedy has allowed only one earned run in each of his past three starts -- a no-decision, a win, and a loss. After a brutal April and May in which he posted a 10.80 ERA and a 6.40 ERA, respectively, Kennedy has a 2.63 ERA in five June starts. Kennedy's next start will be on the last day of June, Tuesday against the Mariners.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 1 month ago

Kennedy (4-5) held the A's to one run on four hits over six innings in a winning effort Thursday, striking out four and walking one.

That's two one-run outings in a row for Kennedy, and he appears to be turning things around after a simply brutal start to the season. However, he did give up a solo homer for his only run Thursday, and long balls have been a problem for Kennedy, as he's given up 14 of them now in 12 starts. Still, he's become a playable fantasy starter again and should be rolled out Wednesday in San Francisco, as AT&T Park has smothered power hitters all year long.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 months ago

Kennedy took a no-decision Tuesday against Atlanta, as he allowed three runs on eight hits over five innings with six strikeouts and no walks.

Another mediocre start for Kennedy, whose ERA fell to 6.48. He has gone beyond six innings just once this season. Still, Kennedy has struck out at least five batters in eight straight starts.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 months ago

Kennedy lasted only 3.2 innings, giving up seven runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out five in Thursday's loss to the Pirates.

Kennedy (2-5) was chased after Andrew McCutchen's RBI double with two outs in the fourth. He lost his fourth straight start, and he's given up seven homers and 20 earned runs in his last four starts. He'll look to snap out of his losing streak when he takes on the Mets in his next scheduled start Tuesday.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 months ago

Kennedy (2-4) went six innings in a losing effort Saturday, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out six against the Dodgers.

Mike Bolsinger smothered the Padres' hitters, so Kennedy was stuck with the loss despite delivering one of his best efforts so far this year. It's good to see him get his control back in order, as he didn't walk a batter -- if he keeps that up, it'll serve him well as he seeks to keep bringing his stats back to normality in his next start, Thursday against Pittsburgh.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 months ago

Kennedy had his second straight poor start on Sunday versus the Nationals, surrendering six runs on three hits and four walks in five innings.

The 30-year-old cruised through four innings before allowing a three-run home run in the fifth and running into more trouble in the sixth, when he allowed three more runs before being pulled from the game. Kennedy now owns a disappointing 6.75 ERA through 29.1 innings and will face another challenge in his next start, which will come against the Dodgers on Saturday.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 3 months ago

Kennedy (2-1) tossed seven strong innings Wednesday in a win over San Francisco, striking out five while allowing one run on six hits and no walks.

That's consecutive well-crafted outings by Kennedy now since his eight-run implosion on April 25, and it's safe to say that he's back on his game after a hamstring injury interrupted the start of his season. He next draws the Mariners on Tuesday.