In his last 30 games entering Friday, Kendrick has no extra-base hits (the longest streak of his career), while batting .224 with 23 strikeouts. For the season, he was hitting .262 with 13 extra-base hits, 12 walks and is tied with Mark Trumbo for the team lead in strikeouts with 49.
Though Kendrick's last extra-base hit came more than a month ago on May 9, manager Mike Scioscia said Kendrick has actually been having better at-bats recently but has just barely been missing.
"He's missed some pitches, fouled some pitches back that he usually hits hard," Scioscia said. "He hit the ball hard a couple of times in the Dodgers series with not a lot to show for it. Although, maybe statistically it's been a rough 75 at-bats or so, I think he's showed some signs of getting that bat head to the ball a little easier."