Kyle Kendrick allowed an unearned run and two hits over six innings in beating the Yankees on Tuesday.
Kendrick is getting a permanent rotation spot this year after a couple of seasons in a swingman role. If he can maintain the gains he made with his strikeout rate last year, he should be a pretty good No. 4 for the Phillies. Still, with Roy Halladay looking iffy, it's worth wondering if the Phillies wouldn't be better off trading for a starter and pushing Kendrick back to middle relief if need be.