Craig Kimbrel (35, Philadelphia Phillies), who shows off a unique ‘eagle pitching form’, occupied the 400th save high in his personal career.
On the 27th (Korean time), Kimbrel climbed the mound in the bottom of the 9th inning with the team leading 6-4 in the 2023 MLB match against the Atlanta Braves at True East Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Kimbrel, who caught both Ozzie Albis and Orlando Arcia with floating balls in center field, gave a walk to Michael Harris II, but handled Ronald Acuna Jr. as a grounder from third base and kept the team’s victory.
This earned Kimbrel his 6th save of the season and his 400th career save. Kimbrel, who made his big league debut in 2010, set a record in his 14th season.
Kimbrel is the 8th player to reach 400 career saves in the MLB.
Legendary closer Mariano Rivera leads the team in saves with 652 saves. Trefer Hoffman (601 saves), Lee Smith (478 saves), Francisco Rodriguez (437 saves), John Franco (424 saves), Billy Wagner (422 saves), Kenley Jansen (Boston Red Sox, 401 saves) to Kimbrel Previously, he recorded more than 400 career saves.
Kimbrel, who reached 400 saves in his 730th career game, set the milestone in the third shortest game ever, after Rivera (697 games) and Hoffman (706 games).
Kimbrel, who spreads his arms out to the left and right when exchanging autographs with the catcher before pitching, takes on an eagle-like posture.
Kimbrel was a four-time All-Star while playing for Atlanta until 2014, and recorded 186 saves, the club’s all-time record for most saves. He became the Salvation King for four consecutive years from 2011 to 2014. In 2013, he even collected 50 saves.스포츠토토
After that, Kimbrel, who went through the San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, signed with Philadelphia ahead of this season.
Kimbrel is recording a 5.68 ERA with 3 wins, 1 loss, 6 saves and 3 holds this season.