Atlanta Braves (63-47) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (50-60)
Tim Hudson (11-4, 3.45) vs. Kyle Kendrick (4-9, 4.45)
Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Chance of thunderstorms, 88
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Kyle Kendrick appeared to find his place in the bullpen, but with the departure of Joe Blanton, he found himself back in the rotation. Although he only spent a short amount of time in the bullpen, there has been a slight difference (3.95 ERA as a reliever, 4.54 as starter). Out of the bullpen, Kendrick limited hitters to a .231 average, opposed to .285 in the rotation.
Kendrick will be making his second start this month. His last start came on short notice, as it was the same day Blanton was traded. Kendrick only tossed four innings against Arizona, but the Phillies would like to have him last at least six. However, sometimes the problem has been keeping Kendrick in games too long. Kendrick needs to pitch effectively, but the Phillies also need to use him e...