Ian Kennedy caps off his hugely impressive year with a 3.80 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 168 Ks, and a BAA of .226. This just barely beats out the ZiPS projection for Kennedy listed way back in January. Back then, he was given a projected line of:
5.00 ERA / 16 GS / 81.0 IP / 65 K
Hats off to Kennedy for what can easily be called a remarkable year. Unfortunately, the offense couldn't help pick him up yet again and the D-backs spiraled away as the game progressed. Despite the bullpen throwing three perfect frames, Arizona couldn't climb out of the hole. Details along with inning by inning coverage by the members of the GDT!
The fangraph is what you would expect it to be...
A decent GDT with over 700 comments among a crew of 17. Here's how it unfolded:
Barry Enright (6-6, 3.73 ERA) faces Madison Bumgarner (6-6, 3.06 ERA) for a matinee matchup. Enright returned to form in his last outing and looks to bring that momentum to San Francisco while Bumgarner threw seven shutout innings against Chicago. Expect another duel!