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Corey Knebel | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas
Drafted: 2013 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / DET
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Corey Knebel earned his 24th save of the year on Wednesday afternoon against the Pirates.
Knebel needed just 11 pitches to set the Pirates down in order in the top of the ninth inning. He struck out Josh Harrison for the final out. Aug 16 - 5:38 PM

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Corey Knebel slammed the door on the Reds in the ninth inning on Sunday, preserving a three-run lead to earn his 22nd save of the season.

Knebel allowed a one-out single to Jesse Winker, but no damage came from it. He owns an outstanding 1.46 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 96/32 K/BB ratio across 55 innings on the season while successfully converting 22 of his first 27 save chances.
Aug 13 - 5:25 PM

Corey Knebel converted his 21st save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Rays.

Knebel worked around a one-out single and struck out three batters in the frame. The 25-year-old continues to dominate this year. He has six straight scoreless appearances under his belt and boasts a 1.58 ERA and 91/30 K/BB ratio through 51 1/3 innings on the year.
Aug 4 - 11:22 PM

Corey Knebel tossed a scoreless ninth inning to notch his 19th save of the season Tuesday versus the Cardinals.

Tasked with protecting a one-run lead, Knebel gave up a couple hard-hit balls but hung on to strand the tying run at first base to end it. The closer's ERA has remained below 2.00 all season and currently sits at 1.64.
Aug 1 - 11:22 PM

Corey Knebel converted his 18th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning against the Cubs on Friday.

Holding a one-run lead, Knebel walked Anthony Rizzo to begin the top of the ninth. Rizzo got as close as third base, but Knebel managed to strike out Kyle Schwarber swinging to end the ballgame. The 25-year-old is 18-for-23 in save chances this year to go along with a 1.71 ERA and 83/28 K/BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings.
Jul 29 - 12:02 AM

Corey Knebel worked around a double in a scoreless ninth inning with a pair of strikeouts Saturday against the Phillies for his 16th save.

The All-Star has converted each of his past three save chances since blowing an opportunity at Yankee Stadium on July 8. He has saved the first two games of this series with a total of 27 pitches, so don't be surprised if he isn't available if a save chances arises Sunday, especially after his recent travel to Miami for the All-Star festivities.
Jul 15 - 11:07 PM

Corey Knebel converted his 15th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning against the Phillies on Friday.

Knebel struck out a pair in the frame and worked around a leadoff double. His control has come back to bite him a couple of times over the past month, but the All-Star continues to dominate opposing batters. He owns a 1.66 ERA with 77 strikeouts in 43 1/3 innings.
Jul 15 - 2:12 AM

Corey Knebel shut the door for his 14th save Sunday in Milwaukee’s win over the Yankees.

He blanked the Yankees over 1 1/3 innings. Back on the mound a day after serving up a walk-off home run to Clint Frazier, Knebel had his struggles again on Sunday, walking two batters and throwing just 15 of his 33 pitches for strikes. The tying run came to the plate against Knebel in the ninth but this time he got out of it, fanning three All-Stars in a row—Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius and Gary Sanchez—to end the threat. Knebel will head to the All-Star Game himself after recording an incredible 15.95 K/9 during the first half.
Jul 9 - 5:47 PM

Corey Knebel escaped a shaky ninth inning against the Marlins on Friday for his 13th save of the season.

Holding a one-run lead, Knebel issued a leadoff walk to J.T. Realmuto before Derek Dietrich doubled into the left-center field gap. However, Realmuto was cut down at home plate while trying to score the tying run. Knebel struck out J.T. Riddle next (giving him a new record for relievers with 40 straight games with a strikeout) before walking Martin Prado, but he struck out Dee Gordon looking to finally end it. Knebel ended up throwing just eight out of 21 pitches for strikes in the frame. His control has eluded him in his last two appearances, but he still holds a dominant 1.13 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the year.
Jul 1 - 12:03 AM

Corey Knebel walked three batters and gave up the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to take a loss to the Reds on Wednesday.

He was brought in to protect a tie game in the eighth inning on the road and committed the cardinal sin of walking speedster Billy Hamilton to lead off the frame. Hamilton did what he does and stole second base, leading to an intentional walk of Joey Votto. Hamilton stole third base. Adam Duvall dribbled an infield single as Hamilton scooted home with the go-ahead run. Knebel has been elite this season despite tonight's hiccup. He has 12 saves and a 1.16 ERA with an amazing 66 strikeouts in 38 2/3 innings.
Jun 28 - 10:51 PM

Corey Knebel allowed one hit and notched one strikeout while protecting a one-run lead in the ninth inning to earn a save against the Pirates on Wednesday.

He allowed a one-out single to Adam Frazier and then wild-pitched him to second base but was able to retire the next two batters to lock down the save. Knebel has an amazing 0.98 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings. He has earned 11 saves since taking over the closer role from Neftali Feliz earlier this season.
Jun 22 - 12:45 AM

Corey Knebel earned his ninth save of the season Tuesday as the Brewers beat the Cardinals 8-5 to split a day-night doubleheader at Busch Stadium.

Knebel allowed a two-out infield single to Tommy Pham in the bottom of the ninth, but he struck out Stephen Piscotty to end it. The 25-year-old right-hander boasts a 1.11 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 58/16 K/BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings this season for Milwaukee. He already has six saves in June.
Jun 13 - 11:55 PM

Corey Knebel slammed the door on the Dodgers in the ninth inning on Sunday, working a scoreless inning to protect a three-run advantage.

Knebel issued a walk to Adrian Gonzalez and struck out the other three hitters he faced. The right-hander earned his fifth save of the season for his efforts. He has been on shaky ground since his transition to the ninth inning, as he has already blown three saves on the season, so it was encouraging to see a clean inning in this one. Knebel now sports a 1.29 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the year.
Jun 4 - 5:26 PM

Corey Knebel gave up a solo homer to Yasmani Grandal to blow a save Friday against the Dodgers.

It was a shaky inning from Knebel, who gave up a double to Adrian Gonzalez after the homer. He managed to strike out Brett Eibner with the bases loaded to escape further damage, but the Dodgers eventually won the game in 12 innings. Knebel has blown two out of his last three save chances, but there’s no cause for alarm here. The 25-year-old still owns a dominant 1.33 ERA with 48 strikeouts through 27 innings.
Jun 3 - 12:45 AM

Corey Knebel notched his fourth save with a hitless ninth Thursday against the Mets.

Knebel blew his previous opportunity when he gave up a run last Friday against the Diamondbacks, but that's still the only run he's allowed in five weeks. His ERA is back down to 1.04 now.
Jun 1 - 4:28 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Manny Pina
3Jett Bandy
4Andrew Susac
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Neil Walker
2Jonathan Villar
3Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
LF1Ryan Braun
2Hernan Perez
CF1Keon Broxton
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Matt Garza
5Brent Suter
6Brandon Woodruff
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Anthony Swarzak
3Jacob Barnes
4Oliver Drake
5Carlos Torres
6Jeremy Jeffress
7Josh Hader
8Jared Hughes