Craig Kimbrel earned his MLB-leading 30th save with a perfect ninth inning against the Phillies on Friday. He struck out two.
He's the No. 1 closer in the game, folks, and that hasn't changed in now in three and a half seasons. Like any other ninth inning specialist out there, he'll have his bumps in the road, but he's now gone eight-straight appearances without allowing a run and has a 1.86 ERA with a 0.85 WHIP and a ridiculous 64 strikeouts over 38.2 innings this season. Is there anything else that needs to be said? Probably not.ANALYST: Howard Bender