Category: ‘Closers’

What Happens When a Lip Reader Sees What Atlanta Braves Craig Kimbrel Said in the NLDS
October 9th, 2013 at 11:11 PM
We've already addressed how Fredi Gonzalez wasn't about to bring in Craig Kimbrel for more than four outs in what turned out to be the deciding loss in game four of the National League Division Series, but had a lip reader take a look at what cameras capture the Atlanta...

Atlanta Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez Stands Firm on not Throwing Craig Kimbrel Two Innings
October 9th, 2013 at 4:46 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has taken a lot of heat for not going to Craig Kimbrel in the eighth inning of their fateful game four National League Division Series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he maintains that he wouldn't have done it any other way. The decision resulted in...

Craig Kimbrel, John Smoltz Only Atlanta Braves with Three 30-Save Seasons
July 29th, 2013 at 8:38 AM
With Saturday's save, Craig Kimbrel joined Atlanta Braves legend John Smoltz as the only closers in Braves history with three 30-save seasons. Kimbrel, while recognizing the enormity of that feat, was focused more on his team's performance than his own. "Like I say every Spring Training, I'm not going into a season saying...

Atlanta Braves Closer Craig Kimbrel Putting up Historic Numbers
October 2nd, 2012 at 11:59 AM
The Atlanta Braves knew they had one of the best closers in baseball at the beginning of the season. What they didn't know was that Craig Kimbrel would be putting the finishing touches on one of the most dominant seasons for a reliever in MLB history. Kimbrel has appeared 61 times...