What the Chicago Cubs need from each starting pitcher in the second half
What can I say? The Professor has been fantastic. Kyle Hendricks has quietly been one of the most productive pitchers in all of baseball. He managed to finish the first half with a 7-6 record and an impressive 2.55 ERA. You really can’t ask for much more than that, especially given that he’s the five-man in this rotation.
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Consistency has been the key for Hendricks. He’s about the only one that hasn’t contributed the Cubs’ recent woes. I’ve seen it all over social media; fans feel the most comfortable when Kyle Hendricks is on the mound. I’d have to agree with them.
That’s saying something when you’re pitching in the same rotation as reigning Cy Young award winner, Jake Arrieta, and former World Series champion, Jon Lester.
There really isn’t anything Hendricks needs to do differently in the second half. Don’t be shocked if he makes some slight regression as far as ERA goes. If he keeps it up, Hendricks will continue to provide a huge boost to the Chicago Cubs out of the fifth rotation spot.