Craig Kimbrel (35, Philadelphia Phillies), once considered the best closer in the game, recorded his 400th career save against his hometown team.

The Phillies hosted the Atlanta Braves on April 27 at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Kimbrel took the mound in the ninth inning with the Phillies leading 6-4, throwing 22 pitches (12 strikes) for a scoreless inning 메이저놀이터.

The Phillies held on for the two-run win, and Kimbrel earned his sixth save of the season. It was Kimbrel’s 400th career save.

Kimbrel became the second active closer and eighth in major league history to reach 400 saves, joining Kenley Jensen (36) on Nov. 11.

It came 14 years after his major league debut. Kimbrel made his major league debut with Atlanta in 2010 and has been a full-time closer since 2011.

After winning the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2011 with 46 saves and a 2.10 ERA, Kimbrel remained one of the best closers in the game until 2014.

During this time, Kimbrel won four consecutive save titles. In 2013, he finished fourth in the Cy Young Award voting with a 1.21 ERA and 50 saves.

Afterward, Kimbrel’s skills declined, but he was consistently used as a closer and reached the 400-save plateau 14 years after his major league debut.

Unlike Jansen, who is considered a rejuvenated pitcher in his mid-30s, Kimbrel’s numbers are not as good. To date, his ERA is a whopping 5.68.

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