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Phillies reliever Ian Kennedy struck out four over two scoreless innings to earn the win in Sunday's victory over the Marlins.
Kennedy pitched a scoreless ninth inning and then closed out the game in the bottom of the 10th after the Phillies took the lead in the top of the inning.
Phillies reliever Ian Kennedy walked two batters in a scoreless ninth inning to convert his 19th save of the season in Thursday's win over the Dodgers.
The Philadelphia bullpen has been a sore spot for them all season, but Kennedy now has three saves since being acquired at the MLB trade deadline.
Ian Kennedy allowed one run on a hit while striking out one in an inning during Friday's 4-2 win over the Mets.
Since being acquired at the deadline, Kennedy hasn't necessarily been lights out, allowing five runs in four appearances with his new team. However, Philadelphia needs the bullpen help and with a 3.53 ERA, the right-hander will continued to be called upon in high leverage situations.
The Phillies reportedly acquired right-handed pitchers Kyle Gibson and Ian Kennedy from the Texas Rangers.
ESPN's Jeff Passan notes that Spencer Howard is headed back to Texas in this deal. Kennedy will lose his closer status in Philadelphia, which obviously hurts his fantasy value.
Rangers closer Ian Kennedy had another clutch outing on Tuesday as he struck out two Diamondbacks batters over one inning of work. He earned the save as Texas ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 5-4.
Kennedy now owns a 2.51 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and .227 OBA over 32 outings this season. He's logged 16 saves (17 opportunities) and proven to be a key member of the Texas bullpen. Given his age and contract status, Kennedy is expected to garner significant trade interest ahead of Friday's trade deadline.