Dodgers fans and frustration with their closers, it’s a tale as old as time. When Kenley Jansen headed out for free agency this year, you just knew that the next guy up was going to be on the hot seat. That became Craig Kimbrel when AJ Pollock was traded to the White Sox.
Kimbrel just blew his first game of the season with the Dodgers on Monday night. But there are more things about him than a blown save that seems to be a bit of a concern right now. Just looking at his numbers from May should tell you why you need to worry.
Kimbrel has been tagged for 7 earned runs across 10 innings of work over the past month. That’s not going to work for Dodgers fans. Unfortuantely, getting tagged with some earned runs isn’t even his biggest problem right now.
The good news? It’s only June 1st. There is plenty of time for the Dodgers to lock in some things with Craig Kimbrel and get him right by October. And that’s got to be the most important thing for Kimbrel right now.
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