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RHP Kenley Jansen earned the save on Saturday when he walked a batter and struck out another over a scoreless ninth inning in the Dodgers' 1-0 win over the Rockies.
Jansen had blown his last three save opportunities so this was a crucial appearance for the veteran stopper. He was facing the heart of the Rockies lineup and was tasked with protecting a slim 1-0 lead. He got Charlie Blackmon to pop out and Trevor Story to fly out before he walked Ryan McMahon. Before the home crowd could even begin to stress out, Jansen fanned C.J. Cron on three pitches to end the contest. He'll continue to get the save chances for the Dodgers but he's not out of the woods as he's looked very shaky since the All-Star break.
RHP Kenley Jansen blew his third save in a row and took the loss on Thursday when he allowed four runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts over 2/3 of an inning as the Dodgers lost to the Giants 5-3.
After blowing his previous two save opportunities, Jansen had a chance to redeem himself on Thursday when he was tasked with protecting a 3-1 lead in the ninth inning. He struck out two of the first three batters he faced with Wilmer Flores singling in between. He then allowed a double to Donovan Solano before allowing the next four batters to reach. He was eventually replaced by Phil Bickford who was finally able to get the third out of the inning. The damage was done, however, and the Dodgers dropped another game to the Giants. The rough stretch has raised Jansen's ERA to 3.05 to go along with a 1.30 WHIP, and 44:26 K/B ratio. Manager Dave Roberts will likely give him some time off and let him work some lower-leverage situations in the interim. The Dodgers, who have suffered a ton of injuries and are locked in a tight divisional race, can ill afford to continue losing games this like. Fantasy managers should prioritize Blake Treinen right now. It would also not be surprising to see the Dodgers bring in another bullpen arm to help shore things up.
RHP Kenley Jansen blew the save and took the loss on Wednesday when he allowed three runs on three hits while walking two and striking out one in the Dodgers' 4-2 loss to the Giants.
Jansen was tasked with protecting a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth inning but was unable to get the job done. He served up a single to Buster Posey and a go-ahead two-run homer to Wilmer Flores in the next at-bat. He recorded a strikeout before loading the bases with a double and back-to-back walks. He was replaced by Victor Gonzalez who would walk an inherited runner home. Jansen had blown just two saves all season leading up to the All-Star break but has now blown back-to-back chances. The closer job should remain his for now but he's looked very shaky lately.
RHP Kenley Jansen blew the save on Sunday when he allowed one run on two hits over one inning as the Dodgers lost to the Rockies 6-5 in extra-innings.
Jansen was tasked with protecting a one-run lead on Sunday but couldn't get the job done. He served up a double to Ryan McMahon to lead off the inning before Chris Owings singled him in to tie the game. It was his first blown save since May 5 so fantasy managers can't get too upset. Jansen has put together a very solid year with a 1.45 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 41:22 K/BB ratio over 37 1/3 innings. He's 21-for-24 on save opportunities as well.
RHP Kenley Jansen earned the win on Sunday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning in the Dodgers' 7-4 win over the D-Backs.
Jansen worked a scoreless ninth inning while the game was tied at 4-4 so he was credited with the win when Max Muncy walked it off in the bottom half of the frame with a three-run dinger. The 33-year-old stopper put together an excellent first half of the season with a 1.24 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 41:22 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings to go along with 21 saves.