by Steve Painter | Sun, Mar 6th 5:50pm EST
It took Kendrick 27 pitches to get through the first inning, and over a two-inning span he faced 13 batters, allowing five hits, three runs, two of those earned while recording one strikeout and a walk. He was tagged in the loss to go 0-1 in spring training.
Kendrick has an outside shot at a spot in the rotation but after today, that assessment may change. Yes, it was his first appearance of the spring but still, less than desired.