The Dodgers broke out from a 1-1 tie with a 3 run home run from Justin Turner and the game felt safe all the way up to the top of the 9th with 2 outs and Kenley Jansen facing Trea Turner.
Dave Roberts gave his thoughts on Kenley’s performance:
He was one strike away from having a clean inning. After the two strike base hit off the bat of turner, it just umm . . the wheels came off, really quite frankly.
He’s a guy that always had command, but after then he hit Eaton with that cut fastball and from that point on, he just couldn’t find it.
Tonight wasn’t a good night. – Dave Roberts
Kenley walked in a run before striking out Howie Kendrick with the bases loaded to get his 25th save of the season.
Good friend, teammate and hero of the game, Justin Turner, also gave his thougths on Kenley’s performance:
“We’re all so confident in him,” Turner said. “We want him to have the ball in the ninth inning and he knows it. Wouldn’t have it any other way.” – FOXsports.com
After the game, Orel Hershiser suggested that Kenley take the day off tomorrow to reset and from what we can tell on social media, that would be a great idea.
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