The Dodgers went through another wild win on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. What was supposed to be a normal day for Dave Roberts bullpen turned into a day of work after Tony Gonsolin labored through 1.2 innings of work.
To add to that stress, the Dodgers offense went quiet aside from 2 homeruns from Justin Turner. That led to Los Angeles carrying a 2-1 into the 9th innings, and Roberts once again went to Kenley Jansen for the second-straight night.
Jansen walked the leadoff batter but got the next 2 batters out. Then with Ke’Bryan Hayes up and a runner on second, the Dodgers closer pulled off something ridiculous. You just gotta watch this play from the big man.
Kenley Jansen makes a game-saving catch on the Ke'Bryan Hayes comebacker to end the game! pic.twitter.com/D06D7OtbIv
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) June 10, 2021
That was fun. That was a quick rush. The adrenaline, everything. Kind of escape for your life. -Kenley Jansen’s Postgame
Hayes’ line drive was listed at 92.2 mph off of the bat, and Kenley had to react quickly to have a chance. Part of it was likely protecting himself but you can’t doubt the athleticism of the Dodgers closer.
That was also Kenley’s second save in 2 days. The Dodgers went with him on Wednesday since he came in and threw just 3 pitches to lock down the save the night before. Dave Roberts said after the game that he will not be available in the final game of the series.