Ian Kennedy SP SD 3 days 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 week 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 2 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 months ago

Kennedy struck out six and walked two while giving up two runs on four hits over six innings to earn his first win of the season Friday against the Rockies.

It was a nice rebound for Kennedy after he was roughed up by the Dodgers in his first stat back from the disabled list. The Padres' rebuilt offense provided plenty of run support for Kennedy and company Friday night, plating 14 runs against the Colorado staff. Kennedy will get a nice matchup on the road against the Giants on Wednesday in his next scheduled start.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 months ago

Kennedy (hamstring) was reinstated from the 15-day DL on Saturday.

This is simply a bookkeeping move, as Kennedy has already been announced as the Padres' starter Saturday at home against the Dodgers. He has a 3.80 ERA in his last 12 starts (73.1 innings) against the Dodgers and a 3.57 ERA in 26 starts over the last three years at Petco Park.