If you think Craig Kimbrel will be affected by the events of Sept. 28, 2011, dont worry.
He has a closers mentality.
He lives moment-by-moment, pitch-by-pitch, inch-by-inch, mph-by-mph. What happens one day wont affect tomorrow.
Thats the mindset you have to have as a closer, when you pitch on the edge, when one misplaced fastball can result in a win or a save or a loss.
Kimbrel realizes what happened in the last game of the season, when he walked three Phillies and gave up a sac fly in the ninth inning of a game the Braves lost 4-3 in 13 innings, is over and done.
He cant do anything now to change fate, to give the Braves one last win, to extend the season.
The calendar has flipped.
Hes not falling back.
Hes springing forward.
It was an important game, but in my eyes, it was just another game. It was another game where I was trying to do my job, Kimbrel said. All we can do is get ready for this season, and theres nothing we can do about last season.
Kimbrel talked ab...