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ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Kendrick came into Saturday night's start for the Philadelphia Phillies with an 0-4 record, a 5.23 ERA and the knowledge that he was facing the best offensive team in the National League. That's not a combination which would have prompted many to predict he would pitch the first shutout of his major-league career. The 27-year-old right-hander, making the 104th start of his career, blanked the Cardinals, 4-0, on seven hits, striking out four and walking none in the second complete game of his career. He threw only 94 pitches, 70 for strikes. "I knew they were going to be aggressive and they were swinging early," Kendrick said. "Brian (Schneider) and I had a good game plan. We mixed it up, kept them off balance, a lot of first pitch changeups." Kendrick hesitated before admitting that he thought this was the best game he had pitched in his major-league career. "Results wise, yeah, because I've never had a shutout," ...
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My name is Kyle Kendrick, and I like to play.Hi, my name is Kyle Kendrick and I am a Major League pitcher. No, seriously, I am.Kendrick tossed his first complete game shut out for his career tonight as a guy who has never quite had a secure spot on this Phillies team. He was once a starter moved to the bullpen then pulled back into the rotation and, again, trotted back out to...
ST. LOUIS There was comfort in his command. There was something in the thick, sticky air at Busch Stadium that made Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick feel as if he could work with control.
Proof of his efficient seven-hit, four strikeout complete game the first of his career was seen when he walked toward his clubhouse stall following the Phillies' 4-0 victory...
Kyle Kendrick celebrates his complete-game shutout against the Cardinals. Kendrick allowed seven hits, no walks and struck out four in the Phillies' 4-0 win. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Last night, it was Cliff Lee trying to pitch his way to a win. He couldn’t quite pick up a win of his own, but he helped the Phillies win another game.
Tonight, another winless starter was trying...
Kyle Kendrick threw a seven-hitter for his first career shutout, winning his first game of the season and putting the Philadelphia Phillies on the verge of their first four-game sweep in St. Louis in 26 years with a 4-0 victory on Saturday night.
Shane Victorino's RBI double in the fourth was the only support Kendrick (1-4) needed and John Mayberry added a two-run double in...
Kyle Kendrick pitched his first career shutout in the Phillies' 4-0 win on Saturday against the Cardinals. (Phillies Network/Kevin Durso)
Baseball doesn’t always have to make sense. As long as the results are positive, you don’t even have to understand or try to fathom why what you are witnessing is happening.
For the Phillies, look no further than the rotation. Or look...
Kyle Kendrick of the Philadelphia Phillies is an emergency option. How do the fill-ins for the Yankees match-up with the locals? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...
It's all about Kyle Rodney Kendrick. Kyle pitched an absolute gem of a ball game tonight, shutting out the Cardinals in a complete game effort. By a show of hands, who guessed Kyle would have more wins by May 26th than Cliff Lee? If your hand is up, put it back down, you're a filthy liar.
The first run of the game would come in the fourth inning. Hunter Pence scored on a...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kyle Kendrick threw a seven-hitter for his first career shutout, winning his first game of the season and putting the Philadelphia Phillies on the verge of their first four-game sweep in St. Louis in 26 years with a 4-0 victory on Saturday night.
Shane Victorino's RBI double in the fourth was the only support Kendrick (1-4) needed and John Mayberry added a...
Philadelphia Phillies (24-23) at St Louis Cardinals (25-21)Kyle Kendrick (0-4, 5.23) vs. Jaime Garcia (3-2, 3.55)Time: 7:15, Busch Stadium TV: Fox Weather: Sunny, 94 Media: Twitter and FacebookIn the first two games of this series, the Phillies have looked like a team that is still very much feeling the sting that accompanied an early playoff exit when the Cardinals unexpectedly...
Final: Phillies 4, Cardinals 0.
WP: Kyle Kendrick (1-4) LP: Jaime Garcia (3-3)
For the first time in Kyle Kendrick's six-year career (104 total starts), he has thrown a complete-game shutout. He allowed just 7 hits, striking out 4 to go the distance Saturday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Out of the 32 total batters faced tonight, Kyle Kendrick's first pitch...
KK the starting pitcher is a completely different animal than KK the reliever. My partner in crime blogging, Corey, dreads every 5th day when Kyle Kendrick takes the mound, but maybe he should reconsider. In 6 starts this season, KK has a 3.25 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. Since rejoining the rotation following Vance Worley's bone-chipped elbow, he has made 3 starts with a 1.22 ERA...
Throwing only 94 pitches, Kyle Kendrick throws his first career complete game shutout, as the Phils take the four-game series from the Cards, defeating the world champs, 4-0.
The Phils took the lead in the fourth as, with one man on, and with one man out, Shane Victorino hits an RBI double, scoring Hunter Pence, who had started the inning off with a single, giving the Phils a 1...
“He had a chance to get a scholarship at Washington State to play quarterback.”
“Guess he thought about when things were not going so well.”
“I guess he doesn’t have to worry about it now.”
I love when national announcers have to kiss some Philadelphia butt.
That was Joe Buck and Tim McCarver talk about Kyle Kendrick.
Kendrick just pitched a complete game shutout of...
This has been an up and down year so far for the Phillies; feast or famine. And we never know which one is coming and when. They win 6 in a row, lose 4 in a row and then win 4 in row. Up, down, up down…repeat…
Someone needs to stop the roller coaster and let me catch a break. This has been exhausting.
On Saturday, another extreme high occurred when Kyle Kendrick pitched his first...
It would have been the first 4 game sweep of the Cardinals in St. Louis in close to 75 years. However, one day after Kyle Kendrick pitched possibly his greatest career outing, Roy Halladay was taken deep by Yadier Molina in the 1st inning of Sunday's 8-3 loss, who launched a two out grand slam. To make matters worse, Halladay left the game after the second complaining of shoulder...