Ian Kennedy SP SD 5 days 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 week 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 1 month ago

Kennedy has been confirmed as the starter for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

This was anticipated, but now we have confirmation from manager Bud Black. Kennedy's return will bump Odrisamer Despaigne from the rotation, and owners in leagues with daily moves should make sure to deploy Kennedy as he will return in the friendly confines of Petco Park.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 1 month ago

Kennedy (hamstring) could be activated as soon as he's first eligible Saturday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Kennedy has been on the disabled list since April 10 due to the hamstring issue, but he tossed six innings and 81 pitches in an extended spring training start Monday with no setbacks. While he appears to be ready for activation, there's no guarantees it will indeed occur Saturday until it's made official.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 1 month ago

Kennedy (hamstring) will rejoin the Padres on Tuesday to be re-evaluated and could be activated off the 15-day DL on Saturday, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports.

Kennedy has progressed from bullpen sessions last week to a six inning appearance in an extended-spring training game Monday. He would likely reclaim his spot in the rotation from Odrisamer Despaigne, who has been filling in for Kennedy and is starting Monday's game against Colorado.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 1 month ago

Kennedy (hamstring) threw 81 pitches across six innings in an extended-spring training start Monday, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports.

Kennedy was slated to throw between 75 and 90 pitches in his extended-spring start Monday and hit that mark. He is nearing a return to the Padres and the earliest date he could be activated from the DL would be Saturday against the Dodgers.