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Phillies likely to stick with Kendrick for next start

Phillies likely to stick with Kendrick for next start

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Phillies likely to stick with Kendrick for next start
PHILADELPHIA -- Despite being non-committal on whether Kyle Kendrick would remain in the rotation after Wednesday's rough outing, manager Charlie Manuel said on Friday that it's likely Kendrick will make his next start on Tuesday at Miami.

"I think that there's a good chance that he'll stay there for right now," Manuel said of Kendrick's spot in the rotation.

Kendrick, who is 4-9 with a 4.86 ERA and has moved back and forth from the bullpen and the rotation this season, allowed six runs over just 3 1/3 innings in Wednesday's 12-6 loss to the Braves. He issued three walks, all in a 50-pitch second inning in which Atlanta scored four runs.

Manuel had said after the game that he wasn't sure if Kendrick would remain in the rotation and that he would talk about it with pitching coach Rich Dubee. Kendrick, when asked Wednesday if he was frustrated -- bearing in mind that a good finish to the season could land him a spot in the 2013 rotation -- said, "I guess that's how it is with me. It's been, 'What have you done for me lately?' You always want to pitch good. I've said that before. Yeah, it was a bad outing."

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