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Apr 16, 2024 1 0 2.89 3 10
Apr 15, 2024 0 0 3.24 3 0.5
Apr 13, 2024 0 0 2.45 3 10
Apr 10, 2024 0 0 2.84 2 8
Apr 9, 2024 0 0 3.38 1 11

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Kevin Ginkel had his finest season to date in 2023, registering career-highs across multiple categories, including games played (60), innings pitched (65.1) and strikeouts (70). He was Arizona's best reliever, posting a 2.48 ERA (20th among qualified relievers) and 0.98 WHIP (12th) while racking up 9 wins, 8 holds and 4 saves as the D'Backs' setup man. The 29-year-old induced ground balls at a career-high 50.3% clip and kept the ball inside the park with only 3 home runs allowed (0.4 HR/9) all season. Ginkel's 9.1% walk percentage was a blemish that has remained constant throughout his career, thus some ratio regression should be expected, but his 5th-year breakout season puts him in line to pitch important innings again in 2024.

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2024 384.8 8.3 3 10 2 3.24 1.20
2023 2333.9 65.3 9 1 4 70 23 2.48 0.98
2022 622.1 29.3 1 1 1 30 11 3.38 1.30
3y Avg. 1082.6 41.0 3 1 2 44 16 3.51 1.20
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Hit with blown save

    Ginkel allowed a run on two hits in one inning Monday. He struck out one batter and blew a save chance during the loss to the Cubs. Ginkel was tasked with closing out a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning but couldn't finish things off. He eventually let the tying run score on a wild pitch and the Cubs would go on to win in 11 innings. The 30-year-old had converted three straight saves since blowing his first opportunity of the year April 5. Ginkel owns a 3.24 ERA with a 10:2 K:BB through 8.1 innings.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Records third save

    Ginkel earned a save against the Cardinals on Saturday with a perfect inning of work. Ginkel needed just nine pitches (five of which were strikes) to set down the Cardinals in order in the ninth frame. Since blowing his first save opportunity of the campaign April 5 against Atlanta, Ginkel has since converted each of his past three chances. Over those three outings, the right-hander hasn't allowed a run while yielding just one hit and posting a 4:2 K:BB over three innings.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Notches second save

    Ginkel gave up a hit and walked two in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to record his second save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Rockies. He struck out two. The right-hander made things interesting at Coors Field, loading the bases with two outs, but he got Nolan Jones to fly out to end the game. Ginkel has converted two straight saves after blowing his first chance of the season, and with Paul Sewald (oblique) still lacking a clear timeline for his return, he's getting time to settle into the closer role for Arizona. Through six appearances and 6.1 innings, Ginkel sports a 2.84 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9:2 K:BB.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Picks up first save of season

    Ginkel fired a perfect ninth in a 3-2 win over the Rockies on Tuesday to pick up his first save of the year. He struck out two. Ginkel finally earned his first save of the year as the team's primary fill-in closer while Paul Sewald (oblique) is on the mend. The 30-year-old was able to bounce back after giving up runs in back-to-back outings. He has kept things pretty clean overall though with a 3.38 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 7:0 K:BB in 5.1 innings.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Blows save against Atlanta

    Ginkel blew the save Friday against Atlanta. He allowed two runs (one unearned) on two hits and no walks with two strikeouts over 1.1 innings. After collecting the final out in the eighth inning, Ginkel watched Austin Riley reach via a Blaze Alexander fielding error to begin the ninth, and the right-hander never recovered as Matt Olson and Jarred Kelenic hit doubles to tie up the game. This is Ginkel's second straight outing allowing a run, but he should continue to be the main saves option in the Arizona bullpen while Paul Sewald (oblique) is injured.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Likely to close while Sewald is out

    Ginkel is the most likely option to close for the Diamondbacks while Paul Sewald (oblique) is sidelined, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports. Sewald could be facing a fairly lengthy absence after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 left oblique strain. While manager Torey Lovullo didn't want to name a closer in Sewald's absence, but all signs point to Ginkel getting the first crack at the job. The 30-year-old collected a 2.48 ERA and 70:23 K:BB over 65.1 frames during the regular season for Arizona last season, picking up four saves along the way. Ginkel also spun 11.2 shutout innings with a 15:5 K:BB during the postseason.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Plays catch Sunday

    Manager Torey Lovullo said Ginkel (elbow) played catch Sunday with no issues, Alex Weiner of ArizonaSports.com reports. An elbow injury apparently cropped up in early February, but the right-hander's relatively quick return to throwing is an encouraging development. It'll probably be a little while before Ginkel is cleared for game action, but at this point Lovullo expects his setup man to be ready by Opening Day.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Battling elbow soreness

    Ginkel is dealing with soreness in his right elbow, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports. Manager Torey Lovullo said the issue first appeared about a week ago, but nothing alarming showed up when Ginkel went in for imaging. While the D-backs don't expect Ginkel's elbow to become an problem, they will still postpone his ramp-up process as a precaution. The 29-year-old reliever logged a 2.48 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 65.1 innings last season and figures to serve as Paul Sewald's primary setup man in 2024.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Bypassed for eighth inning

    Ginkel was not used in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 3-0 win over the White Sox. Ginkel has been the go-to reliever for the eighth inning of close games, but manager Torey Lovullo went with Ryan Thompson to shepherd the lead to closer Paul Sewald. The decision to not use Ginkel could be related to the reliever's most recent outing Monday, when he told the manager he was ready to pitch after throwing 28 pitches the previous day, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. What ensued was a blown eighth-inning lead and a loss in the middle of a playoff chase. "I'll take accountability for it," Ginkel said. "I was wanting to pitch; there's no question about it. I wasn't feeling great, for sure. After [Sunday], I threw quite a few pitches, and then again [Monday]." Ginkel has been stellar over the second half -- that's why Lovullo entrusts him with the eighth inning -- and will likely continue to pitch in that role, but Thompson may have entered the picture as a trusted high-leverage arm.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Doesn't have it in loss

    Ginkel (9-1) was tagged with a blown save and the loss against the Yankees on Monday, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out one. Ginkel, who had thrown 28 pitches the day before, entered to begin the eighth inning with Arizona clinging to a 4-3 lead. That's normal terrain for Ginkel, who worked the same inning Sunday and has emerged as a reliable setup arm during the second half. Unfortunately for the Diamondbacks and their playoff hunt, he didn't have it Monday. The Yankees loaded the bases on two singles and a walk with one out, before Ginkel walked in the tying run and then allowed the winning run on a sacrifice fly. An additional run was charged to him when Everson Pereira greeted Miguel Castro with a single. Ginkel had not allowed a run in eight consecutive outings and sported a 1.82 ERA since the All-Star break entering Monday.
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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: 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: 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: Making adjustments

    Ginkel believes he might have tipped his pitches in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers and plans to make adjustments, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Images posted by Eno Sarris of The Athletic appear to show indicate patterns of Ginkel's wrist and arms when throwing either a slider or fastball. "It definitely makes it easier for them if they know what's coming," Ginkel said on Monday. "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: Takes loss in sloppy eighth

    Ginkel (1-1) picked up the loss in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers, allowing three runs (one earned) on two walks without retiring a batter. The Diamondbacks held a 5-1 lead entering the eighth inning, but it all melted away as Caleb Smith, Ginkel and Joe Mantiply couldn't hold it. Smith departed after ceding a two-run home run before Ginkel, who was victimized by Josh Rojas' fielding error and his inability to locate (14 pitches, five strikes). Mantiply entered a bases-loaded, none-out situation and couldn't prevent the winning runs from scoring. The back end of Arizona's bullpen has been shaky, so manager Torey Lovullo has been using relievers other than Mark Melancon and Ian Kennedy with mixed results.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Pitching for Triple-A club

    Ginkel (elbow) has made two relief appearances for Triple-A Reno this season, covering two scoreless innings and striking out three while giving up one hit and no walks. Ginkel finished the 2021 campaign on the Diamondbacks' 60-day injured list with right elbow inflammation, but after he was activated and outrighted off the 40-man roster in November, he reported to spring training at full health. The right-hander fell short in his bid for a spot in Arizona's Opening Day bullpen and will look to impress at Triple-A before earning another look with the big club.
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