Jansen picked up his 28th save after giving up a hit and striking out two over a scoreless inning in Friday's 6-4 win over the Brewers. Jansen began the second half of the season the same way he ended the first half, with another save. The dominant closer technically gave up a two-run double upon entering the contest, but both baserunners were inherited, allowing his ERA to remain unscathed while also creating a save opportunity despite entering with a four-run lead. Jansen should receive plenty of chances to build on his 28 saves, as the Dodgers appear primed to make a big second-half run following their acquisition of Manny Machado over the All-Star break.
Jansen did not allow a baserunner and struck out one to earn his 27th save of the season Sunday against the Angels. Jansen bounced back after taking the loss Saturday, needing just 12 pitches to close out the Angels. While his ratios have rebounded, Jansen has allowed three earned runs while also taking a loss and blowing a save across his last 10 appearances. It's hard to be overly concerned, however, as he enters the All-Star break tied for the National League lead in saves with Wade Davis.
Jansen allowed one walk and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to record his 26th save of the season Thursday against the Padres. Jansen walked the second batter he faced in the ninth inning, but induced two flyouts to end the game. Despite a bumpy start to the season, he now leads the National League in saves and has his ratios approaching the incredible level that he had maintained over the past three seasons.
Jansen allowed a walk over a scoreless inning en route to his 25th save of the season in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Padres. Jansen failed to record a strikeout for the 13th time this season, which highlights his career-worst 9.3 K/9. That mark may be subpar by his elite standards, but most major-league pitchers would be ecstatic to average a strikeout per inning. The rest of Jansen's game has been dominant, as he owns a 2.28 ERA and 25 saves (tied for third in the majors) this season despite a few rough outings in April.
Jansen struck out two in a perfect ninth inning against the Angels on Saturday en route to his 24th save of the season. Jansen blew a save chance Friday, his first blown save since April 17, but bounced back in impressive fashion, retiring the side in order on 13 pitches. His early-season struggles seem like a distant memory at this point as Jansen has his ERA and WHIP down to 2.34 and 0.94, respectively. He's given up a total of four earned runs in his last 30.2 innings.