Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth inning on his way to his 27th save in Friday's 5-2 win over Diamondbacks.
Kimbrel continued his recent dominance on Friday night, tossing his third consecutive perfect frame, while allowing just three base runners over his last six trips to the mound. He has now converted 27 of his first 31 save opportunities, which is a rather low conversion rate for the games best closer, but his 60 strikeouts over 35.1 innings certainly makes up the difference. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Joffrey Lauvergne practiced in full Thursday.
Lauvergne has missed the last 12 games due to a back injury but was back practicing in full on Thursday. It's a great sign for the second year pro who played well when he was healthy. He started the three games he played so we will wait and see if that's what Denver has in store for him when he returns to the lineup. Analysis: James Grande
Johnny Manziel was demoted because he lied about were he was.
When video surfaced of Manziel out partying, you just knew that head coach Mike Pettine had enough of this far-too scrutinized situation. Manziel has been a veritable nightmare for the coaches and continues to show a complete lack of maturity. Josh McCown will get the start in Week 12 and, barring injury, is likely the full-time starter moving forward. Analysis: Howard Bender