Saturday, April 17, 2010

Kendrick not cutting it

Kyle Kendrick's up and down career has been well documented. It appeared he'd put his struggles behind him, working out his problems and pitching exceptionally well during the spring. Then, the season started.

Kendrick's ERA is 17.47 and he lasted a total of just 5.2 innings in his two starts this season. The only thing worse: that ERA is strictly against the Washington Nationals.

One has to wonder if Kendrick will ever have what it takes to be a productive Major League pitcher. His struggles continue and it took a 14 run outburst on Wednesday to bail Kendrick out. The offense has taken him off the hook both times, as he remains without a decision this season.

The rest of the rotation has been solid. Roy Halladay has been Halladay, J.A. Happ has yet to allow an earned run in his two starts, Moyer was decent but inconsistent his first time out and Cole Hamels is 2-0 despite an ERA over five against Washington.

Moyer looks to continue his dominance over the Florida Marlins tonight and lock up their fourth straight series win to start the season.

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