For throwing a heater at Zack Greinke’s noggin, the 28-year-old Kennedy (3-4, 5.49 ERA) deservedly received the longest ban of anyone scrapping.
Still, provided Arizona (37-29) structures their rotation properly, the former Trojan should only miss one scheduled outing.
Going 49-34 with a 3.94 ERA since debuting as a professional in September 2007, the 6-foot, 190 pound Kennedy must begin producing for Arizona.
Whenever ultimately barred, Kennedy should use this break to refocus and regain a presence on the mound.
Although not exactly akin to Justin Verlander, Ian Kennedy is a solid hurler who the Diamondbacks need to blaze this summer in the “Valley of the Sun.”by