Jansen picked up the save in Game 6 of the NLCS against the Braves on Saturday, throwing one scoreless inning without allowing any baserunners.
A shaky start to the playoffs has put Jansen's role in some doubt, but he got the job done Saturday. As elimination-game save opportunities go, it was a relatively low-stress one, as he faced the bottom three hitters in Atlanta's order with a two-run lead. The Dodgers are evidently still willing to use the veteran in save situations, and he rewarded the team's faith this time around.
Jansen won't be available to pitch during Game 3 of the NLDS against the Padres on Thursday after pitching during the past two games, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Jansen pitched on two consecutive nights to begin the series, including a 30-pitch outing Wednesday as he nearly blew the save. As a result, manager Dave Roberts indicated Jansen won't pitch during the third game as the Dodgers hold a 2-0 lead over San Diego. Roberts said that Thursday's closer will be based on matchups if the Dodgers have a save opportunity. Jansen should be available for the rest of the NLDS if the series continues, even though Roberts didn't commit to using the right-hander as the closer going forward.
Jansen earned a hold after recording two outs and surrendering two runs on three hits with one strikeout and zero walks during the ninth inning of Wednesday's Game 2 win over San Diego.
The veteran right-hander entered with a three-run cushion and struck out the first batter he faced, but he allowed three of the next four batters to reach before being pulled in favor of Joe Kelly, who stranded the inherited runner. Jansen has been lights out throughout his career in the playoffs with a 1.94 ERA over 51 innings entering Wednesday's game, but his role going forward may not be so clear. According to Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register, manager Dave Roberts didn't commit to anything regarding the closer's role and said he's "going to keep thinking through it."
Jansen walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning en route to the save Wednesday in Game 1 against the Brewers.
He got Eric Sogard to fly out and then got Keston Hiura to ground out to start the frame. Jace Peterson then walked as a pinch hitter before Christian Yelich struck out while representing the tying run. Jansen should be available for Thursday's Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series.
Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout in a non-save situation in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Angels.
Jansen hasn't notched a save since Sept. 15, but he has racked up six consecutive scoreless outings. He's allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out eight in that span. The 32-year-old closer ends the regular season with a 3.33 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 11 saves in 13 chances.
Jansen allowed two hits and a walk while striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning for the save in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Padres.
Jansen made things interesting, loading the bases with two singles and a walk. He then retired Wil Myers and Jake Cronenworth on strikeouts to escape the jam. Jansen has converted 11 of 13 save chances this year, with a 3.54 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 28 strikeouts over 20.1 innings. He's pitched on three of the last four days, so he may not be used if a save situation arises in Wednesday's series finale.
Jansen tossed a perfect inning in a non-save situation against Houston on Sunday, striking out one batter.
Per J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News, manager Dave Roberts was set on using Jansen "no matter what" after the closer imploded in a blown save Saturday. The intent, clearly, was to allow Jansen a chance to get back on the right track quickly, and he did just that with Sunday's easy outing. The veteran has successfully converted 10-of-12 save chances this season while registering a 12.1 K/9, which would be his highest mark since 2017.
Jansen (3-1) blew the save and took the loss and against the Astros on Saturday, allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits without retiring a batter.
Jansen had no problem getting the ball over the plate in the disastrous outing -- 18 of his 21 pitches went for strikes -- but he was unable to locate his cutter, allowing Houston to scatter base hits at will. Los Angeles stuck with him in the hope that he'd be able to rediscover his early-season dominance, but the veteran never found his form and left the mound without recording an out. After an effective outing Sept. 4, Jansen had a superb 1.06 ERA and had surrendered only two earned runs on the season. Since that time, he has given up eight runs (six earned) in 1.1 frames to push his ERA all the way up to 3.93. The organization is likely to give their longtime closer a chance to get back on track over the final few weeks of the regular season, though there could be some urgency to ensure that Jansen doesn't carry over his recent struggles to the postseason.
Jansen (3-0) earned the win Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. He gave up three runs (two earned) on three hits while fanning one across 1.1 innings.
Jansen entered the game in the bottom of the ninth with a runner on first, but the Dodgers escaped the threat by putting Tim Locastro out at home. He struggled in the 10th inning as well, giving up a two-run homer to Christian Walker and a two-out RBI single to David Peralta before ending the game with a strikeout. Jansen might have earned the win here, but he is not expected to be happy with his performance.
Jansen (2-0) earned the win in Wednesday's victory over the Diamondbacks. He allowed one run on two walks while fanning one through one inning.
Jansen allowed a run in the top of the 10th inning after walking Christian Walker with the bases loaded, but the offense bailed him out with two runs in the bottom of the frame. Jansen has allowed runs in two of his last five appearances, but he remains one of the most effective relievers in the National League with a 1.13 ERA in 18 outings.
Jensen struck out the only batter he faced to earn the save in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
The Dodgers turned to Scott Alexander with a five-run lead to begin the ninth inning, but he gave up a two-run homer to Nick Ahmed. Jansen then entered the contest after Alexander walked Andy Young. Jansen whiffed Daulton Varsho on five pitches to end the threat while earning his NL-leading 10th save. Jansen has a 1.20 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 22 strikeouts across 15 innings this season.
Jansen walked one but struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Saturday against the Rangers.
Jansen was called upon to protect a three-run lead and had little trouble doing so, walking the leadoff hitter but then retiring the next three batters he faced. He now has nine saves on the season while maintaining a 1.23 ERA with 21 strikeouts across 14.2 innings.
Jansen picked up the save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Giants. He allowed one hit and a walk while striking out three.
Jansen was tasked with protecting a two-run lead in the seventh inning. After giving up a leadoff bunt to Brandon Belt, whose solo homer was the cause of Jansen's first blown save of the season Tuesday, the right-hander recorded back-to-back strikeouts before walking Joey Bart. Luckily, the threat ended as quickly as it began with the third strikeout of the inning. Jansen is now 7-for-8 on save opportunities this season with a 1.32 ERA and 0.80 WHIP.
Jansen allowed a solo home run in one inning Tuesday to blow the save against San Francisco. He didn't allow any additional baserunners and struck out two.
Jansen entered the game having successfully converted each of his seven save opportunities this season, but Brandon Belt ended that streak when he launched a solo shot with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Jansen recovered to strike out the next two batters, but the Giants ultimately walked off with the win in 11 frames. Despite the letdown, Jansen remains one of the more secure closers in the game and has posted strong numbers this season, including a 1.42 ERA and 16:4 K:BB over 12.2 innings.
Jansen (1-0) struck out the only batter he faced and earned the win against the Rockies on Saturday.
Jansen whiffed Elias Diaz to close the top of the ninth inning, and Cody Bellinger's walkoff solo shot made Jansen a winner. The 32-year-old closer has racked up seven saves with a 0.79 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 14 strikeouts across 11.2 innings this season.
Jansen allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one in one inning to earn the save in Monday's 11-9 win over the Mariners.
Jansen allowed a single to Dylan Moore and then walked Kyle Lewis to put the tying run aboard. The Dodgers' closer retired the next three batters to escape the jam, earning his seventh save of the year. Jansen has a 0.87 ERA and 0.77 WHIP with 13 strikeouts in 10.1 innings.
Jansen earned his sixth save of the season Saturday against the Angels. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two.
Jansen has been outstanding this season, and he has gone 6-for-6 in save opportunities while also racking up four straight appearances without allowing a hit or a run. In fact, Jansen has allowed two just hits and one run all season long, and he owns a 0.96 ERA with a 0.64 WHIP in 9.1 innings across 10 appearances in 2020.
Jansen earned the save Friday against the Angels when he struck out the only batter he faced.
Jansen, who recently admitted he wasn't feeling 100 percent at full strength following his bout with COVID-19, came into the game in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and a runner on second base, but he struck out Jason Castro to close the game out. The star reliever is 5-for-5 in save opportunities this season and has not allowed an earned run in his last three appearances.
Jansen feels that his conditioning has not yet fully returned following his bout with COVID-19, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Jansen missed the start of summer camp as he recovered from the virus, but he was able to return in time to lock down the Dodgers' closer role by the start of the regular season. The veteran indicated that he expects to add strength as the campaign progresses, though his stated lack of conditioning has not affected his performance in the early going. Through six outings, Jansen is a perfect 4-for-4 in save opportunities while allowing only one earned run and compiling a 6:3 K:BB over six innings.
Jansen earned his fourth save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Padres. He allowed one run on two hits and a walk while fanning one in one inning.
Jansen worked the ninth and gave up an RBI single to Tommy Pham, who scored Fernando Tatis, but he got the job done after inducing Manny Machado into a game-ending double play. It was the first time Jansen allowed a run this season, but he remains 4-for-4 in save opportunities.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/07||vs SD||W 6-5||0||0||0||0.2||3||2||0||1|
|10/06||vs SD||W 5-1||0||0||0||0.2||0||0||0||1|
|09/30||vs MIL||W 4-2||0||0||1||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|09/27||vs LAA||W 5-0||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|09/25||vs LAA||W 9-5||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|09/24||vs OAK||W 5-1||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|09/19||@ COL||W 6-1||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||18.0||11||0||0||1||1||0||28||6||15||1.50||1.167|
|2011||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||2.0||2||2||0||0||0||0||4||0||0||0.00||0.000|
|2015||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||5.1||6||5||0||0||1||0||8||1||6||5.29||1.373|