Kintzler walked two batters in the 10th inning of Friday's game against the Yankees but ultimately got the job done for his 12th save of the season.
Kintzler had to face DJ LeMahieu with the bases loaded and one out after walking two of the first three batters in the 10th. The 36-year-old was able to induce a chopper towards second base in which Miguel Rojas was able to glove, step on the bag and throw to first for the 6-3 double play to end the game. The save tied Kintzler with Josh Hader for the most in the National League while also punching the Marlins a ticket to the postseason for the first time since 2003. This season has been a remarkable story for Kintzler, who has a career-best 2.22 ERA and double-digit saves for the first time since 2017.
Kintzler recorded his 11th save of the season in Thursday's 4-2 win over Atlanta, giving up one hit and one walk over two scoreless innings. He struck out three.
The Marlins had a shutout going until Brad Boxberger ran into trouble in the eighth inning, loading the bases with nobody out, and manager Don Mattingly decided to take no chances and brought in his closer. Kintzler did allow two inherited runners to score, but he shut the door on Atlanta after that. It was his second save in as many appearances after going more than two weeks without one earlier in the month, but he might need to nail down one or two more if the Marlins are going to clinch a playoff berth over the final days of the season.
Kintzler worked around two hits and a walk to throw a scoreless seventh inning and earn the save in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals. He struck out one batter.
This one was not pretty, but the team pitched around Juan Soto and Kintzler ultimately got out of the jam by striking out Kurt Suzuki. Kintzler lacks the swing-and-miss dominance of a traditional closer, but he has gotten the job done this season by keeping the ball on the ground. At this point it seems like a lock that the Marlins will pick up Kintzler's $4 million option for 2021.
Kintzler (2-3) allowed two hits and two walks while surrendering an earned run to blow the save Monday against the Braves. However, he did earn the win.
Kintzler came on in the ninth inning to protect a 4-3 lead, but immediately coughed it up by allowing a solo home run to Adam Duvall. He got into more trouble, loading the bases with one out, before inducing a double play to escape with the game tied. Though he earned a win thanks to Miami's offense in the 10th inning, Kintzler has now allowed an earned run and blown a save in each of his past two appearances. He's been strong overall, maintaining a 3.31 ERA across 16.1 innings, though he has just an 8:6 K:BB.
Kintzler (1-3) blew a save and took the loss against the Rays on Sunday, allowing two runs (one earned) on a hit and a walk across two-thirds of an inning. He did not record a strikeout.
Kintzler was called on to pitch the bottom of the 10th after the Marlins took a 4-3 lead in the top half of the inning. Joey Wendle began the frame as the runner on second base and quickly scored on Ji-Man Choi's double. Choi would come across to score the winning run on Brandon Lowe's sacrifice fly three batters later. Despite the performance Saturday, Kintzler still holds a strong 2.93 ERA and should continue to receive the bulk of save chances going forward.
Kintzler needed just one out as he recorded his ninth save in a 7-3 win over the Rays on Saturday.
Kintzler was called upon with two outs in the ninth inning after Brandon Leibrandt loaded the bases and was unable to close the door. The veteran righty needed just two pitches to get Joey Wendle to ground out and pick up the save. Kintzler is tied for second in baseball with nine saves and is sporting a career-best 2.45 ERA across 14.2 innings in 2020.
Kintzler had one strikeout and didn't allow a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to record the save in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jays.
The veteran righty needed only seven pitches to put down the Blue Jays in order and earn his eighth save of the season. Kintzler has yet to blow a save opportunity and has a 2.51 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 8:3 K:BB across 14.1 innings this season.
Kintzler picked up the save in Monday's 5-3 win over the Mets, allowing a hit in a scoreless ninth inning. He did not record a strikeout.
Kintzler allowed a leadoff single to Andres Gimenez to start the frame, but got Luis Guillorme to bounce into a double play a batter later. Michael Conforto grounded out to end the game, giving Kintzler his seventh save of the season. The right-hander has converted each of his save opportunities and carries a solid 2.70 ERA.
Kintzler allowed one walk and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Nationals.
Kintzler walked the leadoff batter to start the bottom of the ninth, but he was able to induce a pair of groundouts and fanned Eric Thames for the final out of the night. Kintzler has now put together three scoreless outings, resulting in three straight saves. He's now 6-for-6 on save chances this season and owns a 3.18 ERA with seven punchouts across 11.1 frames.
Kintzler gave up a hit and a walk in a scoreless seventh inning Saturday to record his fifth save of the season in the second game of a doubleheader against the Nationals.
He made things interesting, putting runners on first and second with two outs before getting Asdrubal Cabrera to end the game and split the twin bill with the Nats. Kintzler is far from dominant as a closer, but he's 5-for-5 in save chances despite a lackluster 3.48 ERA and 6:2 K:BB through 10.1 innings. With the Marlins still in the playoff picture as the trade deadline nears, the 36-year-old could stick in the closer role for the rest of the season rather than getting flipped to a less surprising contender.
Kintzler tossed one clean inning while striking out zero as he earned the save Friday against the Nationals.
Kintzler was charged with losses in each of his last two outings as he allowed three runs over two innings during that time. However, he picked up his fourth save of the season as he didn't allow any baserunners against the Nationals. Despite his recent struggles, the right-hander should continue to serve as the closer in Miami.
Kintzler (1-2) allowed two runs on two hits while striking out a batter in one inning of work as he was handed the loss Wednesday against the Mets.
Kintzler got out the first two batters of the inning but allowed Brandon Nimmo to single and then Michael Conforto hit a towering shot to center field to put the Mets up 5-3 in the ninth. Kintzler has now given up home runs in back-to-back outings but should continue to have a grasp on the closer role for the time being.
Kintzler (1-0) picked up the win during Wednesday's extra-inning victory over the Blue Jays, giving up one hit and striking out one in 1.1 scoreless innings.
After Brad Boxberger allowed the Jays to tie things up in the eighth inning, Kintzler got the call with two outs and shut down the rally by striking out Randal Grichuk, before working a clean ninth. He was then rewarded with a win when the Marlins re-took the lead in the top of the 10th. Kintzler has been dependable in the closer role despite his usual lack of dominance -- he has a 1.42 ERA and 0.95 WHIP through six appearances and 6.1 innings, but only a 3:1 K:BB.
Kintzler grabbed his third save of the season in Thursday's win over the Orioles. He allowed three hits and one run in one inning.
Kintzler entered the ninth with a two-run lead and surrendered an RBI single to Pedro Severino before closing the door with a groundout. Kintzler is now 3-for-3 in save opportunities this season, and this was the first time he allowed a run in six appearances. The veteran owns a 1.50 ERA in six innings thus far.
Kintzler allowed one hit and had two strikeouts in a scoreless seventh inning to record the save in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader in Baltimore.
The veteran right-hander delivered a perfect frame in the Marlins' return to game action Tuesday, and he followed up with an 11-pitch performance in Wednesday's matinee. Kintzler has converted both his save chances and has allowed only two hits through four scoreless innings this season.
Kintzler confirmed Monday that he's healthy and will be available when Miami returns from an eight-day break Tuesday in Baltimore, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
The Marlins are back in action after having all of their games postponed last week due to a team-wide COVID-19 outbreak that saw 18 players test positive for the coronavirus. According to Kintzler, eight of the infected players are relievers, which explains why the Marlins have made a slew of trades and waiver claims in recent days to add more bullpen arms. Manager Don Mattingly indicated shortly before the season began that Kintzler would serve as the team's primary closer, and his job security may only increase in light of all the absences in the bullpen. Before last week's shutdown, Kintzler saw the only save opportunity for the Marlins, working around a base hit to retire the side in the Opening Day win over the Phillies.
Kintzler and the rest of the Marlins won't play for the rest of the week due to the team's COVID-19 outbreak, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Approximately half of the team's active roster has tested positive for the virus. It's not clear whether or not Kintzler is part of that group, but he won't be playing for at least a week even if healthy, as the Marlins' next scheduled game will come next Tuesday against the Phillies.
Kintzler worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless ninth inning and earn the save against Philadelphia on Opening Day.
He put a man on to begin the inning, but Kintzler ultimately induced a groundball double play to end the game. The soon-to-be 36-year-old has always leaned heavily on his sinker, relying on groundballs and a low walk rate to get the job done over traditional late-inning dominance. He'll get BABIP'd on occasion with the amount of contact he allows, but manager Don Mattingly seems to value Kintzler's track record and past experience closing games.
Kintzler is expected to begin the season as the Marlins' closer, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Manager Don Mattingly indicated before spring training the 35-year-old would be the team's primary closer, and five months later that appears to remain the case for the shortened season. Kintzler joined Miami on a one-year deal after posting a 2.68 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 48:13 K:BB over 57 innings with the Cubs last season. Ryne Stanek and Yimi Garcia look like the next men up for the ninth inning for the Marlins.
Kintzler walked the first four batters he faced in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, throwing only nine of 25 pitches for strikes in the outing, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports.
It was only his second appearance of the spring, but there was little positive to take away from this performance. The veteran right-hander is still expected to open the season as the Marlins' closer after signing a one-year deal with the club in the offseason, but if Kintzler continues to fight his control as the spring proceeds, it could open the door for Ryne Stanek, Drew Steckenrider or another hard-throwing Miami reliever to push their way into the saves mix.
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