Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
4 days ago

Kimbrel struck out two in a clean ninth to earn his 23rd save of the season Tuesday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander has been locked in this month, going a perfect 5-for-5 in save chances while adding a win and a hold to his August resume. He's given up just one run over his last eight appearances while striking out 16 over 8.1 innings

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
1 week ago

Kimbrel allowed a hit but shut the door for a four-out save in a 3-2 victory over the Tigers on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He came into the game with runners at first and second, two outs in the eighth. It was a loud one, but Kimbrel got Miguel Cabrera to line out to end the inning. After two straight outs to begin the ninth, Justin Upton doubled to bring the tying run in scoring position, but the next batter struck out. Kimbrel is 2-3 and 22-for-24 in save chances with a 3.12 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 63 strikeouts in 40.1 innings.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
1 week ago

Kimbrel will not be available out of the Red Sox's bullpen Wednesday, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel has recorded a save in three straight appearances since not being allowed to finish off an August 9 save opportunity, but he pitched three of the last four days and each of the last two, so manager John Farrell will avoid using him Wednesday. Brad Ziegler was tagged with a blown save in Tuesday's game, but he is the favorite to get the ball if the Red Sox find themselves with a ninth-inning save opportunity Wednesday night.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
2 weeks ago

Kimbrel needed just nine pitches to nail his 21st save Tuesday in Baltimore, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel has nailed down three saves with three scoreless innings in the last four days. His dominance allows the hard-throwing closer to get through most outings without having to exert too much effort.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
2 weeks ago

Kimbrel retired the Diamondbacks in order to earn his 19th save of the season. He also had a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

In addition to the strikeout, Kimbrel induced a fly out and ground out. It was his first perfect inning since Aug. 4 and first save since Aug. 1. He is 19-for-21 in save opportunities with a 3.41 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 58 strikeouts in 37 innings.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
2 weeks ago

Kimbrel (knee) was available to pitch Thursday night in Boston's 4-2 loss to the Yankees, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager John Farrell said he was going to use Kimbrel to close out the game, but the Yankees put up a three-spot in the eighth inning to take a lead, rendering the services of the closer unnecessary. Given his availability to pitch, Kimbrel is no longer day-to-day with knee soreness.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
2 weeks ago

Kimbrel arrived at Fenway Park on Wednesday reporting no soreness in his knee, Kevin DIllon of MassLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The closer, who walked four batters the previous night and then reported soreness in his surgically repaired left knee, said he was ready for duty Wednesday but given that he threw 37 pitches Tuesday, it was doubtful manager John Farrell would be using him. Kimbrel remains day-to-day until we see him enter a game.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
3 weeks ago

Kimbrel experienced knee soreness during his attempted save Tuesday and is unsure if he will be available over the next couple days, the Providence Journal's Evan Drellich Reports.

EDGE Analysis

He missed almost a month with a knee injury and after three appearances since being activated off the DL, he is now being bothered by his knee again, which is clearly not good. Kimbrel gave up a run on four walks while needing 37 pitches to record just two outs Tuesday in a failed save attempt that will go down as a hold after Matt Barnes was able to come in and record the final out of the ninth inning. Considering Kimbrel threw 37 pitches, he likely wouldn't have been available Wednesday anyway, but now his availability Thursday and into the weekend is in question. More updates should be available in the coming days, but it would not be surprising to see Brad Ziegler called on for the Red Sox's next save.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
3 weeks ago

Kimbrel entered Thursday night's game in a non-save situation and retired all four batters faced, including striking out the side in the 10th inning, in Boston's 3-2 win over Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel has been abysmal when the game's not on the line, posing a 6.28 ERA over 14.1 innings in non-save situations, but he's never looked so dominant as he was Thursday. His tour-de-force performance in the 10th inning included swinging strikeouts of Nelson Cruz (98 mph fastball), Adam Lind (97 mph) and Kyle Seager (97 mph).

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
4 weeks ago

Kimbrel struck out three while walking one to pick up his 18th save Monday in Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel was thrust into action on his first day off the DL after being sidelined since July 9 with a torn meniscus, but got the job done by striking out Shawn O'Malley with the tying run on second. This effort comes in stark contrast with the performance of Mariners counterpart Steve Cishek, who allowed the winning run in the top of the frame after entering in a tie game.