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Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Records 20th save

Kimbrel allowed one earned run on one hit while striking out one to earn the save Thursday against the Giants. Kimbrel was handed a three-run lead in the ninth inning and managed to hang on to record his 20th save of the season. He has successfully converted his last six chances and turned in eight scoreless efforts across 10 total appearances since July 9. Kimbrel has a subpar 4.26 ERA with a 54:16 K:BB across 38 innings on the season, though he continues to have a firm grasp on the closer role in Los Angeles.
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Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Notches 19th save

Kimbrel earned a save over the Giants on Wednesday, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one batter over one inning. As has been the case more often than not of late, Kimbrel didn't make things look easy. He allowed three straight batters to reach base (via a walk, single and hit-by-pitch) with one out but managed to wiggle out of the jam and emerge with the save. Kimbrel has allowed at least one baserunner in each of his past seven outings but is nonetheless 4-for-4 in converting save chances over that stretch.
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Craig Kimbrel gets warning about Dodgers’ closer role

The Los Angeles Dodgers still seem to be on shaky ground with Craig Kimbrel closing games, and manager Dave Roberts made that clear after Friday’s win. Kimbrel allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in Friday’s win over the Colorado Rockies, turning a 5-2 game into a 5-4 nailbiter in which the Dodgers narrowly held on. The outing increased Kimbrel’s ERA to 4.37, and the former All-Star is posting a 5.47 ERA since May 16.
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Dave Roberts: Craig Kimbrel Remains Dodgers Closer, But Needs To Be ‘More Effective’

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies, 5-4, to extend their winning streak not without some late-inning drama that involved Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning. Leading 5-2, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts called on Kimbrel to convert his 18th save of the season. Kimbrel retired the first batter he faced before allowing a single, which was followed by a strikeout.
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Dave Roberts on Craig Kimbrel: 'He's got to continue to work on some things'

The Los Angeles Dodgers still seem to be on shaky ground with Craig Kimbrel closing games, and manager Dave Roberts made that clear after Friday’s win. Kimbrel allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in Friday’s win over the Colorado Rockies, turning a 5-2 game into a 5-4 nail biter in which the Dodgers narrowly held on. The outing increased Kimbrel’s ERA to 4.37, and the former All-Star is posting a 5.47 ERA since May 16.
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Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Sticking with Craig Kimbrel

Friday night started well, the Dodgers were up early, and after the third? inning basically went into autopilot mode to finish the game. Then the ninth happened and closer Craig Kimbrel was brought in to protect a 5-2 lead for the Dodgers, but fans were instead subjected to a bit of a rollercoaster ending.
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FOCO Selling Dodgers City Connect Bobbleheads Of Brusdar Graterol, Craig Kimbrel, Gavin Lux, Dustin May & Edwin Ríos

FOCO released a new collection of Los Angeles Dodgers City Connect bobbleheads for Brusdar Graterol, Craig Kimbrel, Gavin Lux, Dustin May and Edwin Ríos. Each is individually numbered out 322 units and won’t be restocked once quantities sell out. FOCO previously unveiled Dodgers City Connect bobbleheads for Freddie Freeman, Walker Buehler and Trea Turner, among others.
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Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Picks up save in shaky performance

Kimbrel gave up two earned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out one over one inning to earn the save in a 5-4 victory over the Rockies on Friday. Kimbrel was called in to protect a three-run lead on the road at Coors Field in the ninth, and he nearly blew the save after giving up two runs on a bases-loaded single to Randal Grichuk. The final out of the inning came on a nice running catch in foul territory by Trayce Thompson. Despite the shaky performance, Kimbrel picked up his 18th save of the season. Kimbrel hasn't been a lock-down bullpen arm this season, and the veteran closer's ERA has now risen to 4.37. On a positive note, the runs were his first allowed over his last seven outings.
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Can Dodgers Succeed in Playoffs With Craig Kimbrel as Closer?

While the Los Angeles Dodgers have been the focus on nearly every potential trade chip so far this summer, adding a reliable reliever or two to the bullpen has been one of the most popular topics of discussion across the baseball blogosphere. Even the most informed reporters and analysts in...
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Dodgers' Craig Kimbrel: Converts save No. 17

Kimbrel allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Giants. Kimbrel picked up his second save in three appearances against the Giants this weekend. Dating back to July 9, the Dodgers' closer has pitched six scoreless innings, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out six in that span. He's now 17-for-20 in save chances this year despite a middling 3.97 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 49:14 K:BB through 34 innings overall.
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