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RHP Kevin Ginkel took the loss on Tuesday when he allowed three runs on three hits over one strikeout over 1/3 of an inning in the D-Backs 9-3 loss to the Marlins.
Ginkel entered in the bottom of the eighth inning to preserve a 3-3 tie for the D-Backs but ran into trouble immediately. He served up a double to Jesus Aguilar before allowing back-to-back singles. He recorded one out and then was replaced by Alex Young, who allowed the inherited runner to score. Ginkel has been getting some high-leverage work for the D-Backs but he hasn't performed well up to this point. He's got a 5.56 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 11 1/3 innings.
RHP Kevin Ginkel was given a blown save after he coughed up one earned run with two strikeouts over 2/3 of an inning in the Diamondbacks 7-5 loss to the A's on Tuesday.
Ginkel was handed a tough draw on Tuesday as he entered the game in the top of the seventh inning with one out and two runners on base. Taylor Clarke created quite a mess before Ginkel came on to relieve him but the D-Backs still held a 5-2 advantage. He struck out Ramon Laureano for out number two before serving up a wall scraping, three-run home run to Jed Lowrie. He eventually got out of the inning but was given a blown save. The closer situation in Arizona is unsettled and Ginkel could be in line to get some save opportunities once Arizona enters the ninth inning with a three-run lead, which hasn't happened over the last five games.
Kevin Ginkel (non-COVID illness) was unavailable to pitch Tuesday night for the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks had two potential save chances in their game Tuesday night, as the contest went into extra innings. Both Chris Devenski and Yoan Lopez blew saves for the team. With Joakim Soria's trip to the IL, there was some speculation that Ginkel could fill in at closer. This is still a possibility, but it seemed odd that he wasn't called on Tuesday. However, this illness explains his absence, and he is likely still in the mix for saves with Soria on the shelf.
Kevin Ginkel (0-2) took the loss Wednesday against the Dodgers, allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit and a walk in 0.1 innings.
Ginkel entered in the 10th inning and allowed the 10th inning runner to score via an RBI single. Ginkel had blown his first opportunity at closer last week against the Dodgers. He's not off to a good start in his high-leverage role.
Kevin Ginkel issued one walk and struck out one in a scoreless inning against the Giants on Friday, converting his first save.
Ginkel failed to convert his first save chance earlier this week, but he was much better in this second opportunity. Despite rumblings of a closer-by-committee approach, manager Tory Lovullo has deployed Ginkel in each of the team's first two save opportunities since Archie Bradley departed.