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Series Preview: Cubs vs. Mets, June 30-July 3

Extremely soused Don Draper voice: “Step right up and greet the Mets…” When asked about the upcoming four-game set against the Mets in Queens, Kyle Hendricks said, “We’ve got a little chip on our shoulders.” Well, the Cubs might enter the series with a chip on their shoulder due to last year’s NLCS sweep to […]
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Cubs 9, Reds 2 (6.29.16)

OSS: What is best in life? To crush your enemies, to drive them before you, to hear the lamentations of their broadcasters. Three up: After a 15-inning marathon last night, Kyle Hendricks pitched into the seventh inning to help give the pen a breather. I was going to say that it’s pretty long for a Hendricks start, but he’s actually averaged just over six innings per start this...
Via Obstructed View
1 day ago

Hendricks gets call as Cubs eye sweep

Wednesday's series finale between the Cubs and the Reds will feature two promising young pitchers. Cody Reed (0-1, 6.75 ERA) will make his third start for the Reds against 26-year-old Kyle Hendricks (5-6, 2.76 ERA).
2 days ago

Hendricks looking for road success against Marlins

Kyle Hendricks is quietly having a very good year for the Cubs as long as he's pitching at Wrigley Field. On Friday, the right-hander will be on the road against the Marlins, who will counter with Tom Koehler.
7 days ago

WATCH: STL: Hendricks one-on-one with David Kaplan

David Kaplan sits down with Kyle Hendricks on SportsTalk Live to discuss the player's success along with the team's great run.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Way Kyle Hendricks Is Exactly Like Clayton Kershaw

When you think of Clayton Kershaw, you probably think of some of the best pitchers in baseball history. He’s certainly earned the right to be talked about among guys like Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and Sandy Koufax, even if he still has a long way to go before he matches them in career value. At the very least, you probably think of the game’s other aces, like Jake Arrieta...
Via Fangraphs
29 days ago  |  Discuss

What Was Kyle Hendricks’ Big Adjustment Last Year?

Last year seems so long ago, but if you remember back to September, you probably remember Kyle Hendricks at his best. That month, he struck out nearly seven batters for every walk. He ended the season with 12 straight shutout innings and 17 strikeouts against two walks. Against the Royals and in Milwaukee. What was the magic all about that month? Because, if Hendricks is that guy...
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March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Hendricks first Ivy Leaguer in years to produce three wins

This past spring, we published a three–part series in these electronic pages with a view towards examining the amateur origins of baseball’s good players — where “good” was defined by the half-arbitrary threshold of three wins in a given season. The results of the study suggest that — over the five years in question, at least — that a number of junior-college players...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: 4 burning questions this offseason

Finishing baseball’s regular season at 73-89 may not seem like much, but for fans of the Chicago Cubs, 2014 was successful and gave hope for the future. With the Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein, announcing the team’s goal in 2015 being the NL Central title, this offseason looks to be a meaningful one. Here are four burning questions about the Cubs’ offseason...
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Starters proving their worth

The Chicago Cubs are coming off of one of the most dominating pitching series they have been involved in in quite some time. In a three game series with the Cincinnati Reds, the Cubs were able to shut them out two times and hold them to one run in the series finale en route to a dominating sweep. Coming into the series with the Reds, the Cubs were struggling having lost eight of...
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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