Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 1 Month

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.

Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 1 Month

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.

Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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.