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Cubs' manager David Ross said he has talked to Kyle Hendricks about possibly being used Saturday's Game 3 against the Marlins if the Cubs win Friday.
Ross said he would use Hendricks "if something goes crazy." He allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three over six 1/3 innings in Wednesday's 5-1 Game 1 loss to the Marlins. It remains to be seen if Hendricks will be used Game 3, but remains a possibility. The Cubs will play the Marlins on Saturday if they are able to force another game in the NLDS.
Kyle Hendricks (0-1) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three over six 1/3 innings in Wednesday's 5-1 Game 1 loss to the Marlins.
Hendricks tossed six scoreless innings before yielding a three-run shot to Corey Dickerson in the seventh frame. He threw a total of 106 pitches, landing 66 for strikes. It was a unfortunate end for Hendricks who limited the Marlins to just three hits heading into the seventh inning. Despite pitching well, Hendricks continues to receive little run support. The Cubs have scored a combined three runs in his last three starts.
Kyle Hendricks will start Game 1 of the Wild Card Series against the Marlins.
Hendricks was the Opening Day starter for the Cubs, so it makes sense that manager David Ross has him lined up for the playoff opener. Hendricks pitched to a 2.88 ERA in the regular season and makes for a solid DFS play against a below league-average offense.
Kyle Hendricks ended his 2020 season on a high note, giving up just two runs in 7 and 2/3 innings. He scattered seven hits and a walk while striking out three. Unfortunately, the Cubs couldn't muster up any offense, losing 2-1. The loss dropped Hendricks's record to 6-5.
Hendricks had a very strong 2020, finishing with a 2.88 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 64 strikeouts in 81 and 1/3 innings. He will likely finish as a top 20 or 25 starting pitcher in this short season, which should bump up his draft price a hair in 2021.
Kyle Hendricks was a maestro on the hill on Friday against the Twins, pitching eight shutout innings. He scattered three hits and a walk while striking out ten. The Cubs won, 1-0, upping Hendricks's record to 6-4.
Hendricks now has a 2.93 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 61 strikeouts in 73 and 2/3 innings. He is solidifying his case as a top-30 starter in 2021 drafts. He will look to put his final stamp on the 2020 season when he takes on the Pirates next week.