Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
3 weeks ago

Kimbrel allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Astros in a non-save situation.

EDGE Analysis

The star closer hadn't pitched in a game for five days, so the Red Sox opted to use him in an effort to keep the team just one run behind. Kimbrel did need 15 pitches (11 strikes) to complete the frame, but it likely won't jeopardize his availability for Saturday's contest if a save situation arises. He now holds a 1.32 ERA and an absurd 16.3 K/9 on the season to go with his 35 saves.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
4 weeks ago

Kimbrel struck out one in a clean inning of work to earn his 35th save of the season Sunday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel pumped in 11 of 17 pitches for strikes as he comfortably retired the side in order. He's thrown 11 straight scoreless outings to lower his ERA to a stellar 1.34, in addition to a remarkable 16.4 K/9.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
1 month ago

Kimbrel pitched a scoreless inning on one hit to earn his 34th save of the season Friday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel was protecting a one-run lead, and despite giving up a hit, was able to close out the contest on just eight pitches. With a microscopic 1.36 ERA on the season, he continues to be one of the elite closers in the majors.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
1 month ago

Kimbrel struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to extend Tuesday's game into extra innings where Boston eventually defeated Baltimore, 1-0.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel has been used two consecutive nights in the same non-save situation: the ninth inning of a tied game. Overall, he's pitched five times in the last six days, so it wouldn't be surprising if the gets a night off in the series finale Wednesday.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
1 month ago

Kimbrel struck out two batters in a clean ninth frame to earn his 33rd save of the season Saturday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel needed just 12 pitches to put the Rays down in order en route to converting his first save opportunity in over two weeks. Despite the lack of save chances, he's still strung together seven consecutive scoreless appearances, striking out 16 batters and allowing just five baserunners over seven innings during that stretch. He continues to be one of the most reliable relievers in the game, as evidenced by his 1.43 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and a 119:14 K:BB through 63 innings this season.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
2 months ago

Kimbrel struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to collect his 32nd save of the season in a 4-1 win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a month since his last blown save, as Kimbrel continues to put together one of the most dominant seasons of his already impressive career. While most of the focus naturally goes towards his 16.4 K/9, it's actually been his control that's set this campaign apart for the 29-year-old -- after stumbling to a 5.1 BB/9 last year, he's dialed up a career-best 1.7 mark in 2017.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
2 months ago

Kimbrel struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 31st save Tuesday against Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

It took him 22 pitches (17 strikes), which is a lot for a flawless inning, but it's hard to argue with the results. Kimbrel still looked good in bouncing back from Monday's rare bad outing, turning in his 11th scoreless effort in his last 12 appearances and continuing to polish his stats in what's been one of the most incredible seasons of his illustrious career.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
2 months ago

Kimbrel picked up his 30th save despite allowing two runs on a hit and two walks Monday against Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

This was the first time Kimbrel had allowed a run in 10 appearances dating back to August 1. His wildness almost cost him, as he walked a batter before a Justin Smoak home run and then put the tying run on base with another walk, but he managed to escape without any further damage. Despite the rare homer, Kimbrel still has a 1.61 ERA on the season.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
2 months ago

Kimbrel struck out the side to record his 29th save Friday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel was protecting a three-run lead, but the Yankees couldn't even put a ball in play against him. With a 1.38 ERA, he's as elite as they come at closer.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
2 months ago

Kimbrel (4-0) struck out two over 1.1 innings to earn the victory in Boston's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel entered a tied game in the bottom, so he didn't have a chance at a save, but he was closer-like, shutting down all four batters faced.