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2022 Pitching

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Regular Season 5 2 3.63 75 20 1.11

Top Kenley Jansen News

  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Holds on for 36th save

    Jansen earned a save after he pitched one inning, surrendering an unearned run on two hits and a walk while striking out two in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Nationals.

    Jansen was called upon to protect a 3-1 lead in the top of the ninth, but quickly ran into trouble. The first two batters he faced reached base before he registered two strikeouts in a row, but a two-out Luis Garcia singled scored a run. After an intentional walk to Joey Meneses, Jansen was able to get Luke Voit to fly out to end the contest, earning his 36th save of the year. The 34-year-old has pitched four straight scoreless appearances since he blew a save and got the loss Sept. 11 against the Mariners. Jansen now owns a 3.63 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with 75 punchouts over 57 innings in 58 appearances while going 36-for-43 in save opportunities this year.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Notches 35th save

    Jansen struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Monday to record his 35th save of the season in a 5-2 win over the Nationals.

    There has been chatter recently that Raisel Iglesias might bump Jansen from his closer role, but that hasn't come to pass as Iglesias worked the eighth Monday and collected his 11th hold, while Jansen reeled in his second straight save and fifth in seven September chances. The 34-year-old's 3.68 ERA on the month might be fueling the speculation, but it comes with a 0.82 WHIP and 8:1 K:BB through 7.1 innings. With Atlanta hot on the heels of the Mets for the NL East title, it might take a total meltdown from Jansen for him to lose his grip on the ninth.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Sharp in 34th save

    Jansen struck out one in a perfect inning to earn the save in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Phillies.

    Jansen was reportedly unavailable with a finger issue Friday, but he was deemed good-to-go ahead of Saturday's contest. A save chance arose, and he needed just nine pitches (seven strikes) to convert it. This was his first save opportunity since he blew a chance in Seattle last Sunday. Jansen now has a 3.76 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 72:19 K:BB through 55 innings while converting 34 of 41 save chances. Assuming the finger soreness doesn't resurface, he should remain Atlanta's primary closer the rest of the way.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Available despite finger issue

    Jansen was unavailable Friday against the Phillies due to a sore right pinky finger but is available Saturday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

    Atlanta didn't wind up with a save chance Friday, as a six-run eighth inning gave the team a 7-2 leading heading into the ninth inning. Raisel Iglesias handled that final frame, but Jansen should be available in the event of a save chance Saturday.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Takes loss, blown save

    Jansen (5-2) took the loss and blew a save during Sunday's 6-5 defeat at the hands of the Mariners, allowing two runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning.

    Jansen's services were necessitated after Atlanta rallied for five runs in the top of the ninth, but he served up solo shots to Julio Rodriguez and Eugenio Suarez to suffer his third blown save and second loss in his last seven appearances. During that stretch, the 34-year-old has surrendered seven runs in 5.2 innings to increase his season ERA from 3.04 to 3.91. Despite a league-leading 33 saves, Jansen's seven blown saves are tied for second-most in MLB.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Regains saves lead

    Jansen saved Friday's 6-4 win against the Mariners, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning.

    Jansen made quick work of the bottom of Seattle's lineup to record his MLB-leading 33rd save. The 34-year-old has now recorded two scoreless outings following a pair of recent poor efforts and possesses a 3.61 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 52.1 innings across 53 appearances.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Tosses perfect ninth for save

    Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out two batters on his way to a save in Tuesday's 10-9 win over the Athletics.

    Jansen was called upon to protect Atlanta's 10-9 lead in the bottom of the ninth frame, producing a 1-2-3 inning while registering two punchouts. He has now converted 32 out of 38 save opportunities this season. After a rough stretch from late August to early September, Jansen has now tossed perfect innings in his last two appearances.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Can't complete save

    Jansen blew the save during Saturday's 2-1 win against the Marlins, allowing one run on two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning.

    Jansen entered in the ninth inning to protect a 1-0 lead and immediately faltered, surrendering three straight baserunners prior to recording an out. A Jerar Encarnacion sacrifice fly brought in the tying run and the 34-year-old recorded an additional out before he was removed following a lengthy delay due to an injury to the home plate umpire. Jansen has now surrendered five runs in three innings across his last four appearances and has suffered two blown saves in the process, increasing his ERA from 3.04 to 3.75.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Rebounds with smooth save

    Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn a save against the Rockies on Thursday.

    Jansen entered Thursday having allowed two runs in each of his previous two outings, but Atlanta manager Brian Snitker didn't hesitate to go to him again with his team up by three runs in the ninth. This time Jansen breezed through a scoreless frame, needing just eight pitches to set the side down in order. The veteran closer hasn't always inspired confidence this season and has posted an unappetizing 3.62 ERA, but he leads the majors with 31 saves in 36 attempts.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Hangs on for 30th save

    Jansen notched a save against the Rockies on Wednesday, allowing two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out one batter in one inning.

    Jansen came on in the ninth inning with Atlanta holding a 3-0 lead. The veteran closer made things interesting by serving up a two-out walk followed by Michael Toglia's first major-league homer, but he was able to get the final out to seal the save. Jansen began August by allowing only one run over his first eight innings, but he finished the month by yielding four runs over his final 1.1 frames. Despite the recent rough outings, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker indicated faith in Jansen following the game, saying, "I'm not worried about him. He bounced back after a tough outing and got a save," per David O'Brien of The Athletic.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Handed blown save, loss

    Jansen (5-1) took the loss and blown save during Saturday's 6-5 loss to St. Louis, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks while recording one out.

    Jansen was called upon to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning and faltered, inducing a Laars Nootbaar groundout before surrendering five straight baserunners and two runs to be saddled with the loss and blown save. The 34-year-old had converted nine consecutive save opportunities prior to Saturday's blunder and possessed a 1.13 ERA in eight August innings before the hiccup. Jansen owns a 3.40 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 64 strikeouts in 47.2 innings across 48 appearances. He ranks tied for second in the majors with 29 saves.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Records 29th save

    Jansen picked up the save Monday against Pittsburgh. He struck out two in a perfect inning.

    Jansen had little trouble recording his 29th save as he needed just 11 pitches to shut down the Pirates in order and secure Atlanta's victory. The veteran is now tied with Josh Hader and Taylor Rogers for the MLB lead in saves. His two strikeouts on the night also improve his K/9 which was his second highest since 2018 at 12.0 entering Monday.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Records 28th save

    Jansen earned the save over the Mets on Thursday, allowing one hit and striking out one batter in one inning.

    Jansen was handed the ball in the ninth inning and asked to protect a one-run lead. He allowed a leadoff single to Francisco Lindor but was able to keep New York from tying the game. Jansen has earned a save in each of his past four appearances, tossing four scoreless innings and registering four strikeouts over that stretch. He's tied for second in the majors with 28 saves on the campaign and has blown only four chances.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Locks down save

    Jansen allowed a hit and struck out one during a scoreless inning and earned a save over Miami on Sunday.

    Jansen fired three shutout frames and earned three saves during the four-game set against the Marlins. He's now converted 27 of his 31 chances on the year while registering a 3.25 ERA through 44.1 frames. The veteran righty has secured seven saves while posting a 2.31 ERA since his last blown save June 26.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Tallies 26th save

    Jansen walked one but threw a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Marlins.

    Jansen was called upon to protect a three-run lead and worked around a two-out walk to record his 26th save of the season. He has allowed at least one earned run in five of his last 14 appearances, good for a 3.95 ERA. Overall, Jansen has a 3.32 ERA and 58:15 K:BB across 43.1 innings this season and has shown no signs of losing his grip on the closer role in Atlanta.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Works in non-save situation

    Jansen allowed one run and struck out one batter in one inning during Friday's 9-6 win over the Mets.

    Jansen made his first appearance of the month and coughed up a solo shot to Jeff McNeil. The veteran closer hasn't earned a save since July 29 and he saw his ERA climb to 3.57 through 40 appearances. As expected, Jansen is still the team's top closing option, with the newly acquired Raisel Iglesias working the eighth inning Friday.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Picks up win in return

    Jansen (5-0) earned the victory Sunday, striking out a batter in one inning while walking one in a 1-0 win over Arizona.

    Jansen (back) entered a scoreless tie in the top of the ninth inning and Atlanta walked it off in the bottom half of the inning to secure the win for the closer. Jansen was unavailable Saturday after feeling a twinge in his back Friday but was feeling well enough Sunday to enter a tied game in the ninth. Since returning from a stint on the injured list with an irregular heartbeat, he's 4-for-4 in save chances and has allowed two runs in 6.2 innings while striking out seven.

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  • Braves' Kenley Jansen: Unavailable Saturday

    Jansen is unavailable for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks due to a back injury, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

    Jansen felt a twinge in his back during Friday's relief appearance, and he'll rest for at least one game. However, his injury isn't considered significant, so he should be considered day-to-day. If Atlanta encounters a save situation Saturday, A.J. Minter and Will Smith will likely be the top options to fill in as the closer.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 275 lbs
Birthplace: Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
Age: 34
Experience: 11
Bats/Throws: S, R