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August 8, 2012

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Craig Kimbrel and the Only Pitch That Matters

by Sam Miller

Craig Kimbrel has faced 153 batters this year, and he has thrown a first-pitch strike to 106 of them. Nine of those batters put the first pitch in play. They went 0-for-9. The other 97 batters have 10 hits, no extra-base hits, three walks and 62 strikeouts. They are hitting .106/.134/.106. The entire group of 106 is hitting .096/.121/.096. 

After falling behind 1-0, Kimbrel strikes out 23 percent of the batters he faces, walks 17 percent, and has allowed a pair of home runs. After getting ahead 0-1, Kimbrel strikes out 63 percent of the batters he faces, walks 3 percent, and has yet to allow an extra-base hit. 

One stinking pitch.

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