Craig Kimbrel (35, Philadelphia Phillies), who was once called the best closer in his career, achieved 400 personal saves against his former team.
Philadelphia had an away game against the Atlanta Braves on the 27th (Korean time) at True East Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On this day, Kimbrel climbed the mound in the ninth inning, with Philadelphia leading 6-4, throwing 22 balls (12 strikes) in one inning, recording no hits and no runs.
Philadelphia won by two points, and Kimbrel earned his sixth save of the season. This was Kimbrel’s 400th career save.
As a result, Kimbrel became the second active finisher after Canley Jensen (36) on the 11th and the eighth in major league history to record 400 saves.
This was his 14th year in his major league debut. Kimbrel made his major league debut with Atlanta in 2010 and has been active as a full-fledged closer since 2011.
After becoming the National League Rookie of the Year with 46 saves and a 2.10 ERA in 2011, Kimbrel reigned as the best closer until 2014.토토사이트
During this time, Kimbrel won the title of the best save player for four consecutive years. In particular, in 2013, he posted a 1.21 earned run average and 50 saves, ranking fourth in the Cy Young Award voting.
Afterwards, his performance was evaluated to have declined, but he was consistently used as a closer, and he captured the 400 save mark 14 years after his major league debut.
Unlike Jansen, who is said to have rejuvenated in her mid-30s, Kimbrel’s grades are not good. Until this day, his earned run average reached a whopping 5.68.