Appealing his suspension, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy will start on Sunday against the Padres in San Diego

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Ian Kennedy simply started a fight with the Dodgers.

Set to appeal his 10-game suspension for inciting a brawl with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy will start on Sunday against the Padres in San Diego.

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.

Despite the struggles of Kennedy, Trevor Cahill, Wade Miley and Brandon McCarthy, Arizona sits 2.5 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the National League West.

With 80 percent of Arizona’s staff molesting the pooch, Diamondbacks fans should be extremely thankful for Patrick Corbin’s dominance.

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.”

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