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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
88-73 8-2 W2
82-80 4-6 L2
77-85 4-6 L2
67-95 3-7 W2
65-97 2-8 L5

2021 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 3 1 3.20 62 17 1.10

Top Ian Kennedy News

  • Phillies' Ian Kennedy: Escapes danger for 26th save

    Kennedy allowed a hit and a walk with one strikeout in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Friday's 8-6 win over Pittsburgh.

    Kennedy put a pair of runners on base, but he got Kevin Newman to fly out, ending Pittsburgh's ninth-inning threat. Kennedy is now 10-for-13 in save chances with Philadelphia, and 26-for-30 this year when factoring in his time with Texas. He owns a 3.31 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 60:16 K:BB across 54.1 innings overall.

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  • Phillies' Ian Kennedy: Secures 25th save

    Kennedy tossed a scoreless ninth inning on his way to securing a save in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Orioles. He allowed no hits while walking two and striking out one.

    The 36-year-old worked around a couple two-out walks and got Ryan Mountcastle to fly out to end the game. It was his 25th save of the year and eighth since joining the Phillies at the trade deadline. Kennedy has now converted three straight save chances since blowing an opportunity versus the Cubs on Sept. 15.

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  • Phillies' Ian Kennedy: Notches 24th save

    Kennedy fired a perfect ninth inning, earning the save in the win over the Mets on Saturday.

    Kennedy entered the ninth inning with a two-run lead. He retired the side in order for his 24th save of the season. The closer earned the save on back-to-back days. The 36-year-old has a 5.50 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 22 punchouts in 18 innings this season.

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  • Phillies' Ian Kennedy: Blows save, gets win

    Kennedy (2-1) picked up a win after blowing a save against the Cubs on Monday. He surrendered one run on one hit while striking out two in one inning.

    The closer gave up a game-tying home run to Matt Duffy in the top of the ninth before the Phillies walked it off in the bottom of the inning. Kennedy has now blown consecutive save opportunities and three of his last five while posting a 7.05 ERA over his last 7.2 innings. If the team were to make a change at the back end of the bullpen, Hector Neris or Jose Alvarado would be candidates to take over at closer.

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  • Phillies' Ian Kennedy: Implodes for blown save, loss

    Kennedy (1-1) was charged with the blown save and the loss Thursday against the Rockies. He allowed three runs on four hits while striking out one batter in two-thirds of an inning.

    After retiring the first two batters he faced, Kennedy allowed a single to Colton Welker and then served up back-to-back homers to Ryan McMahon and Sam Hilliard. Manager Joe Girardi gave his closer a vote of confidence. "We look at it everyday, but he's our closer," Girardi told Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer after the game. "He's had some big saves for us and tough saves for us. Tonight, he was one strike away. I don't think he's not capable of doing it because I've seen him do it. He just didn't do it tonight."

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  • Phillies' Ian Kennedy: Earns win in relief

    Kennedy (1-0) earned the win in relief Sunday against the Marlins after tossing two scoreless innings, striking out four.

    Kennedy was initially tasked with pitching the ninth and keeping the Phillies alive in the game, but he only needed 11 pitches to get the job done there. He also slammed the door in the 10th, fanning the final two batters he faced while holding a one-run lead and a runner on third. The veteran reliever has not allowed runs in eight of his last nine outings and remains a dependable late-inning arm for Philadelphia, going 22-for-24 in save chances thus far while sporting a 3.18 ERA in the process.

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  • Phillies' Ian Kennedy: Collects 22nd save

    Kennedy earned the save Thursday after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals. He allowed one hit and no walks and did not record a strikeout.

    Aside from allowing a double to Josh Bell, Kennedy successfully finished off a must-win game for Philadelphia. The right-hander has been on point this season, going 6-for-7 in save chances since joining the Phillies and 22-for-24 overall.

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  • Phillies' Ian Kennedy: Fans two, earns save Sunday

    Kennedy earned the save Sunday against the Diamondbacks after tossing a scoreless ninth inning, fanning two.

    Kennedy blew a save chance Friday against the Diamondbacks but bounced back admirably here, and he has now gone 21-for-23 in save opportunities on the season. He's having one of the best seasons of his career with a 3.40 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP across 42.1 innings (43 appearances) between Philadelphia and Texas, and it's worth noting that he has given up runs in just two of his last nine trips to the mound.

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  • Phillies' Ian Kennedy: Reaches 20-save mark

    Kennedy recorded the save Friday against the Padres after tossing 1.1 scoreless innings, striking out two.

    Kennedy recorded the final out of the eighth inning and closed things out in the ninth as well in an efficient outing, as he tossed 21 of his 30 pitches for strikes and didn't allow a single baserunner. He's now tossed four straight scoreless outings and has gone 20-for-21 in save chances thus far. As if that wasn't enough, Kennedy also owns a strong 3.15 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP across 40 appearances.

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  • Phillies' Ian Kennedy: Records 19th save

    Kennedy allowed two walks and struck out none in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Thursday against the Dodgers.

    Kennedy was tasked with protecting a one-run lead, and he managed to do so by working around two free passes while also hitting a batter. He's now recorded three saves since being acquired by the Phillies at the trade deadline, though he hasn't done so in the most effective fashion. After Thursday's outing, he's made six appearances for his new club, allowing five earned runs across 5.1 frames while striking out six and walking four. Even so, he's locked into the closer role and should get plenty of save chances before the end of the campaign.

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  • Phillies' Ian Kennedy: Notches 18th save

    Kennedy gave up a hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his 18th save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Mets. He struck out two.

    The Phillies took a 5-0 lead into the ninth and didn't seem like they'd need Kennedy's services, but Mauricio Llovera created a save situation by serving up three solo shots. Kennedy has had a rough start to his tenure with his new club, getting scored upon in three of five appearances and posting a 10.38 ERA through 4.1 innings, but he's 2-for-2 in converting save chances.

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  • Phillies' Ian Kennedy: Earns save Friday

    Kennedy earned the save Friday against the Mets after allowing one run on one hit while fanning one across one inning.

    Kennedy entered the game when the Phillies had a 4-1 lead and even though he allowed a ninth-inning blast to Jonathan Villar, he still slammed the door while needing 21 pitches (15 strikes) to do so. This was his first save as a member of the Phillies, but he has gone 17-for-18 in save chances during the current season while playing for both Philadelphia and the Rangers. He also owns an excellent 1.09 WHIP through 35.2 innings on the year.

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  • Phillies' Ian Kennedy: Dealt to Phillies

    Kennedy was traded from the Rangers to the Phillies on Friday along with Kyle Gibson in exchange for Spencer Howard and two other prospects, Jeff Passan of reports.

    Kennedy has excelled this season as a closer, logging 16 saves with a 2.51 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. He will presumably step in as Philadelphia's full-time closer over the likes of Ranger Suarez, Jose Alvarado and Hector Neris.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, CA
Age: 37
School: USC
Experience: 11
Bats/Throws: R, R