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Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks slow start is nothing to worry about

April 20th, 2017 at 7:51 PM
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I’ve been on the Chicago Cubs’ bandwagon of Kyle Hendricks since the beginning. I could see why people say they could see Greg Maddux in him. He’s not quite there, but while the start to this season is slow, his career has been all we could hope for.

For the Chicago CubsKyle Hendricks, there’s one helpful thing after having a season like he did last year. He’s able to pick the brain of fellow starter Jake Arrieta on lofty expectations following a stellar season. After leading the NL in ERA, Hendricks got his name out to the rest of the league. There wasn’t going to be any “sneaking up” on opponents this season.

First, Hendricks hasn’t been a¬†fast starter in his career. In 2015 he was 0-1 with a 5.23 ERA in 20 2.3 innings. The following year he was 1-2 with a little better of an ERA with a 3.91 in 23 innings. And this season in April he’s 1-1 with a 6.19 ERA in 16 innings. He didn’t come up until July of 2014, so I left those stats out, focusing more on the start of the season.

After Arrieta’s Cy Young season, fans seemed to critique …

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Tags: Cy Young, Editorials/Analysis, Jake Arrieta, Joe Maddon, Kyle Hendricks

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