Dodgers End Game on a Wild Play From Kenley Jansen

What a game, what a win!

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. 


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. 

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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. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.


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  1. I saw it or maybe I didn’t see it, not until the replay. Your instinct took over. The blur I saw was a great catch by Mr Jansen. The fireball off the bat of Hayes I think for the 3rd out. Great Great Job.
    Thank you

  2. Kenley is a big man that moves around slowly and looks lethargic at times, but I guess when a hot line drive coming right back near your face he reacted matrix like. He surprised me that he can be so athletic. LOl.

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