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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Hardball Talk: Craig Kimbrel first in history to fan half his batters faced

His predecessor John Rocker celebrates this Kimbrel K Klassic!

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel struck out three out of the four Pirates he faced Wednesday to become the first pitcher in major league history to fan at least half of the batters he faced.

Kimbrel racked up 116 strikeouts while facing 231 batters…

The record Kimbrel set today barely even requires a minimum-inning requirement. Not only is Kimbrel the first to do it in minimum 50 or 60 innings, but he’d be the first to do it with a minimum of six innings.

The District Attorney Posted: October 03, 2012 at 06:46 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: braves, craig kimbrel, history

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   1. Howie Menckel Posted: October 03, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4253395)

Clearly this means Kimbrel is pitching too many innings and he needs to cut back next year.


   2. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 04, 2012 at 12:30 AM (#4253441)
...why is he not starting!?!
   3. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: October 04, 2012 at 12:53 AM (#4253453)
In Kimbrel's career he has a BABIP of .286, and a AVG against of .150.
   4. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 04, 2012 at 12:59 AM (#4253459)
Why hadn't I heard of this dude before last season? I realize I'm woefully undereducated on NL prospects & all, but wow. Is someone interested in enlightening me on his provenance?

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