Craig Kimbrel is now tied with Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal for the MLB lead in saves as he converted his 31st save by striking out the side to secure the 5-3 win over the Padres.
Kimbrel continues to be the best closer in baseball and despite already matching his career high with four blown saves his strike out rate is up from last year with a ridiculous 71 strikeouts over 41.2 innings. Kimbrel looks primed to reach the 40 save plateau for the fourth straight season but will have to go on quite a run to reach the career high of 50 saves he set last season. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Colin Kaepernick has worked with Kurt Warner on his throwing mechanics this offseason.
Specifically, the story notes that Kaepernick is working on "engaging his lower half" to allow for better touch. It's hard to believe Kurt Warner would know more about throwing mechanics than Jim Harbaugh or any other quarterback coach Kap has ever worked with. This appears to be more fluff than anything else, though is reports from camp suggest there's been a real change to approach or delivery of throwing a football, it could be something worth remembering on draft day. Analysis: Spencer Silva