Craig Kimbrel RP SD 2 days ago

Kimbrel notched his third save of the season while giving up a hit and striking out two Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Kimbrel picked up his third save in as many chances since joining the Padres the day before the season opener. San Diego plays in the most pitcher-friendly environment in baseball so Kimbrel should strive as the Padres closer.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 1 week ago

Kimberly picked up his first save of the season Friday in a 1-0 win over the Giants. He allowed one hit in his inning of work.

His first save came in his third appearance for San Diego. The fact that he closed this one without a strikeout is the only real noteworthy part of his performance. He is arguably the top closer in the game and should be in every lineup where he is owned.

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Kimbrel struck out the side in his first save opportunity with the Padres on Tuesday night.

It's hard to imagine Kimbrel's ratios getting any better than the levels that he's sustained over the past five seasons with the Braves, but he'll now benefit from pitching in the most pitcher-friendly environment baseball after the surprising pre-Opening Day deal that sent him to San Diego. Joaquin Benoit was tasked with the eighth inning Tuesday, and he figures to be Kimbrel's primary setup man.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 2 weeks ago

Kimbrel has arrived at Dodgers Stadium and is expected to be available to pitch Monday, Kris Budden of Fox Sports San Diego reports.

Kimbrel was just acquired from Atlanta on Sunday, but Corey Brock of MLB.com reported that Kimbrel would be available to pitch Monday.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 2 weeks ago

Kimbrel has been traded to the Padres as part of a surprise blockbuster deal that also includes Melvin Upton Jr. going to the Padres, as first reported by Fangraphs' Kiley McDaniel.

It's not that it's a surprise that the Braves have traded Kimbrel, just the timing and the location. This obviously doesn't hurt his value.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 7 months ago

Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 43rd save against the Marlins on Saturday.

It was Kimbrel's 43rd save in 47 opportunities this season. The 26-year-old closer hasn't given up a run since August 2 and hasn't blown a save since June 20.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 7 months ago

Rosenthal recaptured the Major League lead in saves by pitching a perfect ninth Wednesday against the Phillies, striking out one.

Kimbrel looks to finish the final month of the season as the games top closer once again. He's posted 85 strikeouts in just 55 innings while converting 42-of-46 save opportunities.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 8 months ago

Kimbrel tossed a scoreless ninth inning to protect a 5-2 win and log his 40th save against Miami on Friday night.

The 40 saves gives him four consecutive seasons with 40 or or more saves. He hasn't been quite as dominant this season, but a 1.70 ERA isn't exactly a poor showing, and he remains one of the premier closers in the game.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 8 months ago

Kimbrel tossed a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to record his 39th save of the season.

The save was his first since Friday, as he did not pitch in any of the Braves' last three games prior to Wednesday. He'll look to record No. 40 next time out, which will mark his fourth consecutive season with at least 40 saves.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 8 months ago

Kimbrel struck out a pair while finishing off Friday's win against the Reds to earn his 38th save of the season.

After going four games without making an appearance, Kimbrel recorded the final three outs with 18 pitches Friday night. Well rested, he should be available as needed if another save situation arises Saturday.