In a world where Kenley Jansen is the team’s closer, you think the Dodgers would not have six different players with saves in 2017.

Kenley Jansen is currently 15-for-15 in save opportunities as he has essentially been perfect in the clover’s role for the entirety of the 2017 season.

After Tuesday night’s win against the New York Mets the Dodgers had six men with saves…. which is five more people than last season where Jansen was the only person to record a save.

We haven’t even made it to the weird part yet. Only one other true relief pitcher has recorded a save. That’s right, Jansen and Josh Fields are the only genuine relievers to have saves in 2017. The other four are starters that were coming out of the bullpen.

Stay with me because it is going to get even weirder. The four other players with saves this season are Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Ross Stripling and Brock Stewart. All of them are starters that were appearing out of the bullpen.

PITCHING RELIEF
G
GF
W
L
SV
BSV
SV%
HLD
IP
H
ER
HR
BB
SO
ERA
IR
IRS
IRS%
29 25 4 0 15 0 100.0% 1 29.2 17 3 1 0 50 0.91 10 9 10.0%
27 7 3 0 1 3 25.0% 3 27.0 20 9 6 8 32 3.00 19 9 52.6%
1 1 0 0 1 0 100.0% 0 4.0 3 1 1 0 6 2.25 0 0 0.0%
1 1 0 0 1 0 100.0% 0 4.0 2 0 0 1 2 0.00 0 0 0.0%
1 1 0 0 1 0 100.0% 0 3.0 0 0 0 1 4 0.00 0 0 0.0%
21 4 0 3 1 1 50.0% 2 36.0 41 16 3 8 39 4.00 10 7 30.0%

The weirdest part about it all is that all four of the saves from them came in appearances where they pitched at least three innings.

Both Kenta Maeda’s and Hyun-Jin Ryu’s saves featured them tossing four innings.

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