Jansen (1-4) was tagged with the loss and a blown save Thursday against the Giants after giving up four runs on four hits and two walks through two-thirds of an inning. He struck out two.
Jansen has blown his last three save opportunities and it's safe to wonder whether he will continue to be the Dodgers' closer going forward. He was absolutely woeful Thursday and has been struggling of late, giving up eight runs on nine hits and four walks while fanning just three over his last three outings. Even though he has gone 21-for-26 in save chances this season, the fact that he has blown his last three save opportunities isn't an encouraging sign going forward. Plus, he owns a dreadful 12.71 ERA through seven outings (5.2 innings) this month.