Craig Kimbrel RP SD 2 weeks ago

Kimbrel allowed a run but struck out two to pick up his 10th save of the season Wednesday against the Mariners.

Kimbrel bounced back from his last outing, when he had his first blown save of the season. He is now 10-for-11 in save chances despite having a 5.93 ERA. Kimbrel has given up nine runs in 13 innings this season, but as long as he keeps converting saves, he'll continue to serve as the Padres' closer.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 2 weeks ago

Kimbrel blew a save Saturday, giving up two runs and striking out two in an inning of work in the 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Kimbrel has an ugly 5.68 ERA this season and he just hasn't been his dominant self yet. With that said, he is still an elite closer option and is in no jeopardy what so ever to lose his job. Look for him to rebound in his next save opportunity.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 4 weeks ago

Kimbrel tossed a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's victory over the Dodgers and picked up his sixth save of the season.

Kimbrel gave up an earned run in each of his two outings leading up to Sunday's, but he did not allow a runner to reach base Sunday and struck out two batters. Kimbrel owns a 2.16 ERA and 10:3 K:BB ratio in 8.1 innings over nine appearances out of the Padres' bullpen.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 1 month ago

Kimbrel picked up his fifth save of the season Tuesday despite giving up a home run in the ninth inning to Nick Hundley. He struck out one in the outing.

Kimbrel has been his usual very good self, so far, although it's worth noting that his strikeout rate is down a bit - it's a merely excellent 26.9% down from his otherworldly rate of 38.9% last year.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 1 month ago

Kimbrel has pitched in back-to-back games for the Padres.

Kimbrel took the loss Saturday night, and has now thrown a combined 32 pitches in the first two games of the series against the Cubs. This hasn't stopped the powerful right-hander from taking the hill in a third straight game in the past, but manager Bud Black may think twice about leaving his closer in for a high volume of pitches Sunday.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 1 month ago

Kimbrel took the loss on Saturday, loading the bases on an infield hit and two walks in the 11th inning before Starlin Castro singled into left field.

It wasn't a blown save, but it was still a fairly ugly outing for Kimbrel. He still has a 1.42 ERA and 7:3 K:BB ratio in 6.1 innings though, along with four saves in four chances, and he remains one of the league's elite closers.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 1 month 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 month 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.

Craig Kimbrel RP SD 2 months ago1 Comment

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 months 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.