Frankly, we have no idea. But it didn’t sound good.
According to a few folks, when Kyle Kendrick strolled out to the bullpen with Rich Dubee before yesterday’s game, the conversation turned sour- much the way you would probably expect the conversation between an oft-maligned fifth starter and his coach to turn out.
From a reader:
Kendrick showed up late for his bullpen session and Dubee confronted him, then Kendrick laughed and Dubee gripped him up. Then kendrick stormed off and Dubee followed him. No punches were thrown, but kendrick ended up coming back after a good 15 min talk at first base and throwing his bullpen. Maybe like 20-30 people witnessed this cause it was before all gates opened only left field gate was open so not many eyes.
Dubee was giving it to Kendrick pretty good in a bullpen session. I was twenty feet away I couldn't hear the words spoken, but it was pretty clear it wasn't idle chatter. Dubee was making his point with authority.
A third reader said basically the same thing.
All of that was bookended by these two Tweets from Phillies scriptual Matt Gelb:
Of course, we now know Cole Hamels will be Thursday’s starter, not Kendrick. He will start on Friday.
Anyone else see anything?