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Kimbrel sets rookie record with 41 saves

Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:34 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Last season, Rangers closer Neftali Feliz set a major-league rookie record by recording 40 saves. That record would stand for just one season, as young Braves fireballer Craig Kimbrel blanked the Nationals in the ninth inning Wednesday night for his 41st save. And it's only August 31, so expect Kimbrel to set some pretty good distance between his save count and Feliz's former record.

Kimbrel, 23, has been absolutely spectacular this season for the Braves. He had one rough stretch from around mid-May to early-June -- as he collected his fifth blown save on June 8 -- but has been locked in ever since. In fact, in his last 34 appearances, Kimbrel has not allowed a single earned run. That's a span of 33 2/3 innings, in which he's locked down all 23 of his save chances and struck out 59 batters.

In all, Kimbrel has a 1.64 ERA, 41 saves and 107 strikeouts in 65 2/3 innings. He has a very strong chance to be the first Braves' Rookie of the Year since Rafael Furcal took the honors in 2000. Coincidentally, one of Kimbrel's competitors for the award will be teammate Freddie Freeman.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 5:51 am
 

Kimbrel sets rookie record with 41 saves

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Since: Aug 27, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2011 8:08 am
 

Kimbrel sets rookie record with 41 saves

CK, congrats on record! keep it going as Braves will need all you can do. ROY should definately be yours, with most competition coming from FF exciting stuff for Braves fan for 64 years. GO BRAVESLaughing



Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2011 4:39 am
 

Kimbrel sets rookie record with 41 saves

There is a minumum innings pitched to still be eligible. Just like Freddie Freeman, who had a few atbats last year. he is still eligible.



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 12:59 am
 

Kimbrel sets rookie record with 41 saves

As a Braves Fan,he has been Exciting to Watch this Year 41 Saves and a 1.64 ERA,along with O'Flaherty 1.21 ERA and 25 Holds and Venters 1.31 ERA and 28 Holds & 5 Saves.They have been Amazing All Year Long in the 7th,8th,9th Innings!

I have a question though,if Kimbrell was 4-0 with One Save in 20.2 IP in 20 Games Last Year 2010,is he still Eligible for NL Rookie Of The Year,this Year?




Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2011 12:50 am
 

Kimbrel sets rookie record with 41 saves

Rookie of the Year, hands down.



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 12:03 am
 

Kimbrel sets rookie record with 41 saves

Kid throws pure filth.


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