Jansen recorded his eighth save of the season Monday against the Diamondbacks. He allowed one hit and one walk with no strikeouts across 1.1 innings. Jansen entered the game to record the final out of the eighth inning following a groundout of Domingo Leyba, and while things got complicated in the ninth when he had runners on first and second with one out, he closed things out with a double play. Jansen has gone 8-for-10 in save opportunities this season.
Jansen pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts to save Friday's 9-6 win against the Marlins. Jansen retired all three Marlins he faced in securing an easy save for Los Angeles. He now has seven saves and a 1.65 ERA on the season and remains among the game's top closers. Jansen hasn't allowed an earned run in his last six appearances.
Jansen picked up the save against the Mariners on Tuesday, pitching a scoreless ninth inning and collecting two strikeouts. Jansen made quick work of Seattle while protecting a two-run lead, needing 14 pitches to set down the side in order. The veteran closer has struggled with his control at times this season, walking 14 batters over 15.1 innings. However, he has converted six of eight save opportunities and pitched to a 1.76 ERA while once again averaging over a strikeout per inning. His velocity has hovered around 93 mph, up a few ticks from his marks over the previous three campaigns.
Jansen allowed one run (none earned) on three walks across one inning to blow the save Wednesday against the Cubs. Jansen entered the game in the 10th inning with a one-run lead. Though he had to deal with the runner starting at second base, Jansen didn't help himself by walking the leadoff hitter and then throwing a wild pitch. The rest of his line looks worse than reality, as the other two walks were intentional. Even so, Jansen has struggled with his control this season, as he now has 13 walks across 13.1 innings of work.
Jansen (0-1) suffered his first loss of the season Monday against the Reds after serving up a two-run homer in the 10th inning. He also walked and struck out a batter in the outing. Jansen entered the game to begin the 10th and was unable to keep the Reds off the scoreboard. He surrendered a two-run homer to Jesse Winker on the second pitch of the inning, and the Dodgers were unable to mount a comeback in the bottom half of the frame. The 33-year-old now owns a 2.61 ERA over 10.1 innings on the year and may not be available to pitch for a day or two after needing 24 pitches to get three outs Monday.
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