The Milwaukee Brewers didn’t stand a chance against Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel on Thursday afternoon.
After Mookie Betts gave the Red Sox a three-run lead with a go-ahead blast in the ninth inning, Kimbrel came on for the save and struck out the side in overpowering fashion to preserve Boston’s 4-1 victory.
Here are all three of Kimbrel’s filthy punchout pitches.
Kimbrel has been dominant in the early stages of the 2017 season. The right-hander has converted on all 10 save opportunities and currently owns an ERA of 1.15 to go along with 31 strikeouts.
And it’s been the strikeout pitch that’s been working for Kimbrel lately.
Shut-down closers are hard to come by in baseball, and the Red Sox certainly have one in Kimbrel.
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