Hendricks improved to 4-4 in Sunday's 6-5 victory over the Nationals, limiting the opposition to four runs on six hits and two walks over 5.2 innings while striking out four. After allowing only one earned run in 25 innings spanning his last three starts, Hendricks had nowhere to go but down in Sunday's turn. While the right-hander was unable to keep his momentum going and missed out on a quality start, he made only one major mistake on the night, serving up a three-run home run to Anthony Rendon in the sixth inning. He still exited the contest with the lead and evened his record after the Chicago bullpen steered clear of a late implosion. The right-hander is slated to return home for his next start as he faces the Reds during the upcoming weekend.
Hendricks (3-4) pitched eight innings of one-run ball to grab the win Tuesday against the Reds. He allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out seven. Joey Votto took Hendricks deep in the fourth inning, but the righty otherwise completely stymied the Reds. He also helped his own cause with three hits and two RBI. Hendricks has now gone at least eight innings in each of his last three starts. In those three outings, the 29-year-old has allowed just one run across 25 innings with a 17:1 K:BB. The strong stretch has lowered his ERA to 2.86, and Hendricks will look to keep rolling in his next start, which is scheduled for Sunday against the Nationals on the road.
Hendricks allowed one run (none earned) on five hits while striking seven through eight innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Wednesday. He did not issue a walk. Hendricks generated 25 called strikes on his way to his third quality start. He usually limits the free passes, but he has been exceptional in that department of late, allowing only one walk in his last three starts combined. The 29-year-old has a 2-4 record with a 3.19 ERA and 34:8 K:BB through seven starts this season. Hendricks will make his next start Tuesday in Cincinnati.
Hendricks (2-4) allowed no runs on four hits and no walks in winning a complete-game shutout over the Cardinals on Friday. He struck out three. Hendricks was outstanding, winning his ninth consecutive start. The right-hander permitted only four singles, no more than one in any inning. The 29-year-old brought his ERA and WHIP down to 3.93 ERA and 1.43, and he'll look to build upon this excellent outing in his next scheduled start Wednesday at home against Miami.
Hendricks (1-4) took the loss Friday, coughing up seven runs on 10 hits and a walk over five innings while striking out three as the Cubs fell 8-3 to the Diamondbacks. The right-hander put together a 1-2-3 second inning on three grounders, but otherwise Hendricks had little luck on all the balls Arizona was putting into play against him. He'll take a 5.33 ERA and 24:8 K:BB through 25.1 innings when he takes the mound again next Friday, at home against the Cards.