Kintzler was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a strained neck, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The veteran reliever presumably suffered the injury during Sunday's outing, in which he allowed three runs while recording just two outs. The 2021 season as a whole has been a struggle for the righty, who has an 8.50 ERA in 18 innings of work. It's unclear how severe Kintzler's neck strain is or whether he'll require longer than 10 days on the IL.
Kintzler (1-1) allowed three earned runs on three hits while recording just one out in the eighth inning, taking the loss against the Mets on Sunday.
Kintzler entered the eighth inning with a one-run lead. He quickly lost the lead after giving up a leadoff home run to Kevin Pillar. Kintzler let up two more baserunners before he was pulled with one out, and they both eventually scored as part of the six-run inning for the Mets. The 36-year-old's ERA jumped to 8.00 after Sunday. He's allowed six of his seven runs in just two of his nine appearances.
Kintzler (1-0) allowed a hit and a walk in 1.2 scoreless innings pitched, striking out one and earning the victory in Wednesday's 5-3 win over St. Louis.
The veteran went a week without game action after yielding three runs to the Giants on April 21 and appears to have benefited from the time off. Five of Kintzler's seven appearances have been scoreless, but his two bad outings have inflated his ERA to 5.87 through 7.2 innings. The 36-year-old lacks elite stuff at this point in his career, though he generates enough soft contact with his sinker to navigate through opposing lineups and record outs in the middle innings of games.
Kintzler was informed he'd won an Opening Day roster spot Friday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Kintzler was in camp as merely a non-roster invitee, but it would have been tough for him to fail to win a job coming off a season in which he saved 12 games while recording a 2.22 ERA. He looked strong this spring, allowing one earned run in 8.2 innings while striking out nine batters, leaving little doubt he deserved to break camp with the team. He's not a favorite to earn saves for the Phillies this season but isn't too far down the depth chart should the top few options struggle or get injured.
Kintzler's bullpen spot appears to be very safe despite the fact that he's in camp as a non-roster invitee, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Looking at Kintzler's 12 saves and 2.22 ERA for the Marlins last season, it's something of a surprise the veteran had to settle for a minor-league deal. His underlying numbers weren't nearly so convincing, however, as his 13.9 percent strikeout rate and 10.9 percent walk rate were both poor, and his 57.3 percent groundball rate, while strong, wouldn't typically be enough to overcome them. Kintzler appears to be firmly in the Phillies' plans this season, however, especially as he's reportedly throwing harder than he did last year. He isn't a favorite to save games at the moment, but he has plenty of experience in the role and could be called on at some point if the Phillies' top relievers struggle.
Kintzler signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Wednesday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
Kintzler has had two of the best seasons of his career over the past two years. He converted on 13 of his 17 save chances while posting a 2.55 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 81.1 innings across 86 relief appearances with the Cubs and Marlins. The 36-year-old reportedly turned down a major-league offer to return to Miami in 2021, and he'll instead compete for a roster spot with the Phillies during spring training.
Kintzler's $4 million club option was declined by the Marlins on Friday.
Kintzler served as the Marlins' primary closer in 2020 as he posted a career-best 2.22 ERA while converting on 12 of his 14 save opportunities during his first season with Miami. The 36-year-old has pitched effectively over the past two years as he now prepares for free agency.
Kintzler fired one scoreless inning Friday to earn the save in Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Cubs. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out three.
Kintzler's ninth-inning outing got off to a rough start when he gave up a double to Jason Heyward to begin the frame. However, the 36-year-old struck out the next three hitters to end the game with his sinker that painted the edge of the strike zone. Kintzler should be called on in save situations during the NLDS against Atlanta after recording 12 saves with a 2.22 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over 24.1 innings during the regular season.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/06||vs WAS||W 12-6||0.2||4||3||0||0|
|06/01||@ CIN||W 17-3||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|05/30||@ TB||L 2-6||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|05/24||@ MIA||L 6-9||0.1||4||4||0||1|
|05/22||vs BOS||L 3-4||0.2||2||0||0||1|
|05/20||vs MIA||L 0-6||1.1||0||0||1||2|
|05/19||vs MIA||L 1-3||0.0||3||1||0||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2012||AFA-Brevard County Manat||6.0||6||0||0||0||1||0||9||3||7||3.00||1.667|
|2015||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||19.0||17||0||0||1||1||0||14||4||23||5.21||1.421|
|2016||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||15.1||10||0||0||4||1||0||11||3||15||3.58||1.192|