Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 2 Days

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 11 Days

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.

Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 19 Days

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.

Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 28 Days

Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth inning en route to his 26th save in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

It's the fifth time Kimbrel has fanned the side in a perfect ninth inning this season. The right-hander is now 26-for-30 in save opportunities with a 2.10 ERA, a 0.96 WHIP, and a 59/15 K/BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings.

Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 1 Month

Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 24th save in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

Kimbrel got into a bit of two-out danger, allowing back-to-back singles. After Jimmy Rollins stole second base, the winning run was 180 feet away, but Kimbrel got Chase Utley to fly out to end the game. The right-hander is 24-for-28 in save chances with a 2.23 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and a 55/15 K/BB ratio.

Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 1 Month

Craig Kimbrel held the Phillies scoreless in the ninth inning to pick up his 23rd save in Friday's win.

Kimbrel worked around a lead-off walk, sandwiching a John Mayberry, Jr. fly out with two strikeouts. The flame-throwing closer is now 23-for-27 in save opportunities with a 2.30 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, and 55/15 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings.

Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 1 Month

Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the Astros on Tuesday.

Coming off his fourth blown save of the year, Kimbrel rebounded to set the Astros down in order. The save was his 22nd of the year, third-most in the National League. He's had a few minor glitches in the month of June, but Kimbrel remains one of the most effective closers going.

Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 1 Month

Craig Kimbrel blew his fourth save of the season Friday against the Nationals.

After entering the bottom of the ninth inning with a two-run lead, Kimbrel issued a leadoff walk to Nate McLouth before retiring the next two batters. However, Anthony Rendon followed with a two-run homer to tie the game. While the damage was done, Kimbrel managed to get through the inning and the Braves eventually won the game in 13 innings. This was just the third time in Kimbrel's career that he had given up a home run with a runner on base. The last time was in 2011.

Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 1 Month

Craig Kimbrel earned his 21st safe with a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's win over the Nationals.

Kimbrel issued a one-out walk, but was able to record back-to-back strikeouts to finish the ballgame. The right-hander continues to be among baseball's best relievers, as he is now 21-for-24 in save chances with a 1.91 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP, and a 52/12 K/BB ratio in 28 1/3 innings.

Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 1 Month

Craig Kimbrel picked up his 20th save of the season on Sunday, recording the final two outs against the Angels to protect a 7-3 lead.

David Carpenter started the ninth inning, but allowed a one-out single to Mike Trout and beaned Albert Pujols, prompting Braves skipper Fredi Gonzalez to bring on his closer. The stud closer needed just 10 pitches to strike out Josh Hamilton and Howie Kendrick to end the proceedings.