Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
2 weeks ago

Kintzler earned his 12th save of the season Tuesday, allowing a lone double before retiring the side to secure a 4-2 win over the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler has been solid for the Twins this season, lowering his ERA to 1.82 with the scoreless frame. He's blown just one save compared to his 12 converted since taking over the closer role in June. While he only has 24 strikeouts on the season, he's walked just three, and has allowed just four home runs.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
3 weeks ago

Kintzler picked up his 10th save with a perfect ninth inning in Monday's win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Since taking the closer's role June 8, Kintzler has been excellent, converting 10-of-11 save opportunities with a 13:2 K:BB in 23 innings. Kintzler owns a 92.8 mph fastball and doesn't possess the electric stuff typical of today's closers, but his combination of a heavy sinker to induce grounders and impeccable control has proven effective thus far.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
3 weeks ago

Kintzler pitched a scoreless ninth inning in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Rays to pick up his ninth save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

He needed just six pitches to finish off Tampa Bay as he generated his usual weak contact. After blowing his first save of the year at the end of July, Kintzler has bounced back with three straight clean outings to begin August and although he'll never be mistaken for an elite closing option with only one strikeout in those three innings, he has lowered his ERA back down to a stellar 1.96.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
1 month ago

Kintzler blew his first save chance since taking over the closer role, giving up a run on two hits in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler had converted his first eight save chances and had a strong 1.93 ERA and 20:3 K:BB entering Saturday's game, so his closer role isn't in jeopardy in the short term. However, he has been the subject of trade talk as contending teams seek bullpen depth.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
1 month ago

Kintzler notched his eighth save in Saturday's 11-9 victory over the Red Sox, pitching a clean ninth inning.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty needed only 13 pitches to get through the final frame of a wild contest, and turned in his fifth straight scoreless outing in the process. Kintzler hasn't allowed a run in 11 of his last 12 appearances, and has converted all eight of his save opportunities, with five coming in July.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
1 month ago

Kintzler pitched a scoreless ninth inning while allowing two hits and a walk to earn his seventh save Friday at the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler was protecting a one-run lead and loaded the bases with nobody out before inducing a double play ball and a line out to close out the victory. He's now allowed exactly two hits in four of his last five outings, but he still has a stellar 2.12 ERA to go along with a 1.04 WHIP on the year.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
1 month ago

Kintzler allowed two hits, but he didn't yield a run in his sixth save against the Tigers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He hasn't gotten very many opportunities, but Kintzler has converted all six of his save chances. He threw 15 of his 25 pitches for strikes and retired the last two batters with two guys on base. Kintzler now has a 2.20 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 20 strikeouts in 28.2 innings.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
2 months ago

Kintzler pitched a scoreless ninth inning while allowing one hit to earn his fourth save of the year Sunday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler was protecting a one-run lead and gave up a two-out double before getting Shin-Soo Choo to ground out to end the game. He's now converted each of his four save opportunities, though this was his first since June 21, and he has a 2.28 ERA on the year.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
2 months ago

Kintzler struck out two while picking up a four-out save, his third of the season, against the Phillies on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Playing in his seventh MLB season, the 31-year-old never had a save in his career before June 8. He now has three in his last six appearances, and his most recent two have required four outs to secure. Manager Paul Molitor appears to like what he sees in Kintzler, and the righty looks to be pulling ahead in the battle to secure the closer role in Minnesota.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
2 months ago

Kintzler allowed a solo home run in the ninth inning, but he was able to retire the side to earn his second save of the season Sunday versus the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler has been thrown in the mix for saves in Minnesota due to the ineffectiveness of Kevin Jepsen, and he earned his second save in as many opportunities Sunday. He has been scored upon four times in his last eight outings, which doesn't bode well considering Fernando Abad and Jepsen are still lurking, but he should continue to see opportunities barring continued ineffectiveness.