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Team W-L L10 STRK
94-59 7-3 L1
81-73 6-4 L1
77-77 3-7 W1
76-78 9-1 W8
56-97 5-5 L5

2023 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 9 0 2.15 66 19 0.91

Top Kevin Ginkel News

  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Earns ninth win

    Ginkel (9-0) struck out two over a scoreless eighth inning to earn the win over the Mets on Monday.

    Ginkel has done his part to shore up a shaky back end of the bullpen. The right-handed setup reliever has a 2.10 ERA and 0.86 WHIP with four saves, seven holds and six wins over 24 games (25,2 innings) since the All-Star break.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Snags fourth save

    Ginkel struck out both batters he faced to earn the save in Friday's 10-8 win over the Reds.

    A save situation wasn't expected to arise in Friday's game, but Justin Martinez allowed a grand slam while Arizona was ahead by six. With the game getting closer, Ginkel stepped in and stopped the bleeding to pick up his first save in a month. In that span, he recorded four wins and four holds while surrendering five runs (three earned) over 13.2 innings in a setup role ahead of Paul Sewald, who was presumably unavailable after pitching three of the last four days. Ginkel is up to four saves with a 2.19 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 53:17 K:BB over 53.1 innings this season, and he should continue to see high-leverage work.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Not available Thursday

    Ginkel was unavailable to pitch Thursday when Justin Martinez picked up the save in a 3-1 win over the Padres.

    Ginkel and closer Paul Sewald each were unavailable after pitching four times in the last five days. Ginkel has been scored upon in only one of seven appearances in August, collecting two holds and a win with a 1.17 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB through 7.2 innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Earns win

    Ginkel (4-0) struck out three over 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the win over Seattle on Saturday.

    Ginkel entered a tie game to begin the eighth inning and struck out the side before the Diamondbacks took the lead in the bottom of the frame. It looked like he'd finish the game, but manager Torey Lovullo pulled Ginkel after he quickly retired the first batter in the ninth. Andrew Chafin was brought in to nail down the save, but he allowed a triple and a walk before Scott McGough recorded the final out. After the game, Lovullo lamented to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic what he termed "overmanaging" in using more relievers than was necessary. "I'm trying to get everybody involved, get people in a game and get them on a roll," he said. With several members of the bullpen struggling of late -- including Chafin and McGough -- Ginkel has been rolling and has emerged as Lovullo's go-to late-inning arm.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Collects third save

    Ginkel allowed a hit in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Cardinals.

    Ginkel erased his lone mistake with a double play to earn his third save of the season. All of those saves have come within his last four outings as he establishes himself in the closer conversation. The 29-year-old has limited high-leverage experience with 19 holds and four saves over the previous four seasons, and he picked up just one hold in 2023 prior to his recent run of late-inning work. Ginkel has pitched well enough to earn the more prevalent role, posting a 2.31 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 34:11 K:BB through a career-high 39 innings this season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: May be emerging as closer

    Ginkel earned a save against Atlanta on Wednesday, allowing one run on one hit and one walk over one inning.

    Ginkel's second save in as many days didn't come easily, as he faced the top of Atlanta's order and gave up a run on a double, a walk and a wild pitch. However, he was allowed to close out the victory despite seeing the tying run to come to the plate, which speaks to manager Torey Lovullo's trust in him. Ginkel has earned that trust with a 2.39 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 34:11 K:BB over 37.2 innings on the campaign. It may be premature to anoint him the Diamondbacks' full-time closer, but with Scott McGough having given up six runs over 1.1 frames since the All-Star break and having not recorded a save since July 1, Ginkel is likely the best Arizona bullpen option for fantasy managers chasing saves.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Notches first save of season

    Ginkel struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his first save of the season in a 16-13 win over Atlanta.

    The right-hander faced the heart of the order for the NL East leaders and didn't flinch, getting Austin Riley, Matt Olson and Sean Murphy to all chase two-strike sliders. Scott McGough gave up six runs in 1.1 innings over his first two appearances after the All-Star break, so Arizona's closer role could once again be up for grabs, and Ginkel -- who has a 0.00 ERA, 0.32 WHIP and 12:2 K:BB through 12.1 innings since the beginning of June -- appears to be the next man up.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Called up Tuesday

    Ginkel was called up from Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.

    Ginkel will return to the majors after he was sent down June 12, helping replace Merrill Kelly (calf) on the big-league roster after the latter was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday. Ginkel has appeared in 25 games with the Diamondbacks this season, producing a 2.76 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with 26 strikeouts over 29.1 frames.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Throws scoreless frame in return

    Ginkel struck one over one inning in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Rays.

    Ginkel was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Tuesday and pitched a clean eighth inning. He had pitched well for the Diamondbacks prior to being sent down June 12, but the organization needed a roster spot for Joe Mantiply's return from the injured list. The same two were involved in Tuesday's transaction, as Mantiply was optioned after allowing eight earned runs over eight innings. Ginkel will work middle relief.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Sent down to Reno

    The Diamondbacks optioned Ginkel to Triple-A Reno on Monday.

    Ginkel's demotion clears room in the bullpen for lefty Joe Mantiply (hamstring), who was reinstated from the 15-day injured list. After winning a spot in Arizona's Opening Day bullpen, Ginkel scooped up three wins and one hold while pitching to a 2.76 ERA and 1.13 WHIP across 29.1 innings. He should rank near the top of the list for a promotion the next time Arizona is in need of an extra relief arm.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Notches third win

    Ginkel (3-0) earned the win Sunday against the Tigers, striking out two over two hitless innings.

    Ginkel's now turned in five consecutive scoreless innings after allowing just one walk in two frames against the Tigers on Sunday. The 29-year-old right-hander's been solid for the Diamondbacks this season, sporting a 2.76 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP and 26:9 K:BB through 29.1 innings. Ginkel should continue to see high-leverage work in Arizona and could be in the mix for an occasional save opportunity.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Closes out Bucs

    Ginkel allowed one walk and struck out one over a scoreless two innings in Sunday's 8-3 win over Pittsburgh.

    Ginkel closed out the game, pitching the eighth and ninth innings. It was the third consecutive multi-inning appearance for Ginkel, who enters games any time between the fifth and ninth innings. The right-hander, who was rocked by the Dodgers on April 1, has a 1.93 ERA over 18.2 innings since.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Strands runner in win

    Ginkel allowed one hit and struck out one over 1.1 innings in Sunday's 5-0 win over Miami.

    Ginkel entered the seventh inning with a runner on second and two outs and struck out Avisail Garcia to end the threat. The right-hander appears to have solved the issue with pitch-tipping that flared up against the Dodgers two weeks ago. Since then, Ginkel has allowed one run and four hits while striking out five over five innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Making adjustments

    Ginkel believes he might have tipped his pitches Saturday against the Dodgers and plans to make adjustments, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

    Images posted by Eno Sarris of The Athletic appeared to show patterns in Ginkel's right wrist and arms indicating when he'd throw a slider or fastball. "It definitely makes it easier for them if they know what's coming," Ginkel said. "It's a totally different outing if that doesn't happen. I'll make some adjustments today." The reliever allowed three runs on two hits, including a home run to Trayce Thompson, in a 10-1 loss.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Enters game early

    Ginkel allowed three runs on two hits and one walk while striking out one over one inning in Saturday's 10-1 loss to the Dodgers.

    Ginkel, who is part of the committee expected to get save opportunities, pitched the fifth inning. It was his second appearance of the season, and both have been when the Diamondbacks were behind. It's been a rough start for Arizona pitching. The starters have averaged four innings, and the staff has a 6.84 ERA. The pitching, along with an offense ranked 28th in OPS with one walk in three games, makes it hard for manager Torey Lovullo to establish set bullpen roles.

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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: No earned runs allowed

    Ginkel retired the two batters he faced in Friday's spring game against the Reds.

    Ginkel has not allowed an earned run over five Cactus League outings (4.2 innings). The right-hander could be moving into the pole position to become Arizona's closer, given Mark Melancon's results this spring (16.88 ERA). Andrew Chafin (groin) and Joe Mantiply are also in the mix for saves.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 235 lbs
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Age: 29
School: Arizona
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, R