Ian Kennedy

#31 SP / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 200 lb Age: 31 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • 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. 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.

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

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    • 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. 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 for the first time all year. 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 things rolling in his next start Wednesday versus a sputtering White Sox lineup.

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    • 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. 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 seasons, 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.

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    • Kennedy (6-9) allowed four runs on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts over five innings in a loss Monday against the Angels. Kennedy didn't allow a home run for the first time since May 30, but it didn't matter. He didn't have his control and was constantly pitching from behind (12 first-pitch strikes to 25 hitters). His 26 home runs allowed are still the most in the major leagues, two clear of both Cleveland's Josh Tomlin and Toronto's R.A. Dickey, and for that reason, it remains next to impossible to trust him in any given start.

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    Stats

    YearTeamAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIP
    2016 KC 25 25 148.3 8 9 0 145 46 124 3.58 1.14
    2015 SD 30 30 168.3 9 15 0 174 52 166 4.27 1.29
    2014 SD 33 33 201.0 13 13 0 207 70 189 3.62 1.28
    TOTAL 231 229 1,383.0 83 77 0 1,285 458 1,287 3.93 1.26

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    Last 7 Games

    DATEOppWLSINNHAERABBIKWHIP
    8/20
    vs 
    1 - - 8.0 4 3.00 0 6 0.50
    8/15
    1 - - 6.2 5 3.71 1 5 0.90
    8/10
    vs 
    - - - 6.1 6 4.18 2 2 1.26
    8/04
    - - - 6.0 1 4.91 4 9 0.83
    7/30
    - - - 7.0 6 6.75 0 6 0.86
    7/25
    vs 
    - 1 - 5.0 6 11.00 3 3 1.80
    7/20
    vs 
    - 1 - 4.1 6 15.75 1 8 1.62

    Upcoming Games

    dateOpptimeScheduled Starter
    8/25
    7:10 PM Not Announced Yet
    8/26
    7:10 PM Steven Wright
    8/27
    7:10 PM David Price
    8/28
    8:08 PM Eduardo Rodriguez
    8/29
    vs 
    8:15 PM CC Sabathia
    8/30
    vs 
    8:15 PM Masahiro Tanaka
    8/31
    vs 
    8:15 PM Luis Cessa

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