Brigantine’s Brett Kennedy, 24, is a starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres. He was called up Wednesday for his major-league debut against the Milwaukee Brewers. Kennedy, a 2012 Atlantic City High School graduate was an 11th-round draft pick of the Padres in 2015.
Kennedy threw four innings in his major-league debut, giving up six runs and three home runs. He struck out three and took the loss, which was his first at any level in 2018. Kennedy was 10-0 in 16 starts for triple-A El Paso this season in 89.1 innings. He struck out 80 and only walked 23. His next start is 10:10 p.m. Tuesday at home against the Los Angeles Angels. Kennedy would have faced fellow Cape-Atlantic League alum Mike Trout, but Trout is on the Angels’ disabled list.
— Press staff reports