Taking three cuts following the Braves' 5-4 loss to the Reds on Tuesday in Cincinnati.
1. For the first time, Kimbrel is looking mortal
Craig Kimbrel watched the ball sail beyond the left-center field wall and was on his way off the field before Shin-Soo Choo had even rounded third.
For the third time in his last five attempts, the Braves' All-Star closer -- who was one strike away from the 100th save of his career -- had blown a save. A year ago, he had just three over the entire course of the season and he didn't allow more than one hit in any inning.
But Kimbrel has been touched for multiple hits in two of those missed opportunities, most glaringly Tuesday when he gave up back-to-back homer runs to Devin Mesorasco (on a 3-2 pitch with two outs) and Choo. Even on Monday, when Kimbrel earned his 10th save of 2013, he allowed two singles before striking out Joey Votto to end the game.
"All around it's frustrating, it's been frustrating the past few weeks," Kimbrel said. "It's l...