Jansen won't be available to pitch Monday against the Giants, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Jansen has pitched each of the last three days, so the Dodgers have elected to give him Monday off to rest. Pedro Baez or Julio Uras may get an opportunity in a save situation should one arise, per Gurnick.
Jansen worked a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save against the Cubs on Sunday, allowing a hit and a walk. One day after blowing his third save of the season, Jansen this time closed out the Cubs to earn his 21st save. It was hardly an easy outing, however, as he opened the inning by allowing a single and a walk before a pair of groundouts and a tough diving catch by Alex Verdugo sealed the win. Jansen now ranks second in the majors in saves despite a 3.34 ERA that would be the highest of his career.
Jansen (2-2) took the loss and blew his third save of the season in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Cubs, giving up two runs on one hit in the ninth inning while striking out two. After hitting Kris Bryant with his first pitch, Jansen then threw a 2-0 cutter to Anthony Rizzo that wound up in the right-field bleachers. The Dodgers closer had converted eight straight save chances prior to Saturday and hadn't allowed a run in over a month, so chalk this one up to just one of those nights. Jansen still boasts a 3.45 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 42:5 K:BB through 28.2 innings on the year.
Jansen struck out the side in the ninth inning of Friday's 5-3 win over the Cubs for his 20th save of the season. He hadn't pitched in five days prior to this contest. Jansen has gone 20-for-22 in save chances this season. The 31-year-old has a 2.93 ERA and 0.83 WHIP with a 40:5 K:BB in 27.2 innings this season.
Jansen allowed one hit in a scoreless inning to record his 18th save in a 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday. Jansen quickly retired the first two hitters before giving up a double to Eduardo Escobar. He quickly rebounded, getting David Peralta to pop up to nail down his 18th save. The right-hander has been on a roll, as he extended his scoreless streak to eight games. Jansen has six saves with a 0.00 ERA and a 11:1 K:BB over those last eight appearances.