With Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay in the starting rotation, it would be absurd to think of 28-year old righty Kyle Kendick as the ace of the rotation…..but he has been so far in 2013. Kendrick has started 7 games for the Phillies so far in 2013 and he is 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. He has only given up 42 hits and 10 walks while whiffing 35 batters in his first 47 2/3 innings for the Phillies so far this year and those are some pretty darn impressive numbers. Kendrick has now pitched in 171 games (130 starts) in his first seven years with the Phillies and he is 58-43 with a 4.19 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Kendrick is making the most of his first season with a full-time spot in the starting rotation, so the Phillies hope that he keeps up the good work.