Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 1 Day
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.
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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.
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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.
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Kimbrel struck out two while retiring the side in order en route to his 37th save of the season Sunday night versus the A's.
Kimbrel has pretty much untouchable over his last half-dozen outings. During this span, the Braves' closer has gone 5-for-5 in his save chances while recording seven strikeouts and allowing just four baserunners across six scoreless frames.
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Kimberly recorded a sloppy save Wednesday against the Dodgers, loading the bases but then escaping with a game-ending double play. He allowed two hits and a walk, striking out one.
That was the story of the evening for the game. The Dodgers constantly threatened but couldn't break through. This was Kimbrel's first outing since Sunday, when he pitched for the third consecutive day.
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Kimbrel recorded his 34th save of the season in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Nationals, striking out one while retiring the side in order during a scoreless ninth inning.
Even though he was on the mound for the third consecutive night, Kimbrel was in typical dominant form Sunday versus the Nationals. The All-Star closer needed just nine pitches (eight strikes) in order to preserve a 3-1 advantage over the NL East leaders and showed little sign of fatigue. With that said, it is highly unlikely that Manager Fredi Gonzalez would elect to deploy Kimbrel during Monday's bout with the Dodgers.
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Kimbrel was on his game Friday night, tossing a perfect ninth inning to preserve a 7-6 Atlanta win over Washington and log hos 33rd save.
After falling behind 7-0 after five innings, the Nats were diligently trying to come back, before Kimbrel shut the door. Kimbrel (33 saves, 2.00 ERA) hasn't been quite as dominant as in recent years, but he is still near the top of the closer list when it comes to dependability.
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Craig Kimbrel collected his 32nd save of the season in dominant fashion Monday versus the Padres.
Kimbrel struck out all three batters he faced in the top of the ninth inning, needing only 13 pitches. Atlanta's closer has a ridiculous 1.90 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, and 74/17 K/BB ratio in 42 2/3 total frames this year.
Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 1 Month
Craig Kimbrel delivered a perfect ninth inning against the Phillies on Friday for his 30th save of the season.
Kimbrel struck out two batters in the inning. The 26-year-old fireballer hasn't allowed a run over his last nine appearances and owns an excellent 12/1 K/BB ratio over 9 1/3 innings in that timespan. He appears well on his way to another 40-plus save season.
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Craig Kimbrel worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to earn his 28th save as the Braves won against the Mets on Thursday.
Kimbrel, recently named to the National League All-Star roster, made quick work of the Mets, recording a strikeout in the process. He has pitched four consecutive perfect ninth innings. Kimbrel, as expected, has been dominant, having converted 28 of 32 save opportunities with a 1.96 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, and a 61/15 K/BB ratio.