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Dodgers: Kenley Jansen Named Reliever of the Month



The rewards and accolades just keep coming for Dodgers players. This time, It’s closer Kenley Jansen who receives the honors. 

Jansen was named as the Reliever of the Month for the National League for his performance in August. Jansen locked down 8 saves and struck out 19 batters in 11.2 innings pitched. He allowed just two earned runs for the entire month and allowed just 5 total hits. 

For Jansen, this year has been a huge step up from the last two years as the Dodgers closer. His walk rate is up a little bit, but his strikeout rate has also shot up along with it. Jansen is also averaging an exit velocity of a ridiculously low 82.5 mph, the best mark of his entire career. 

Jansen is also doing it without an increase in velocity. In fact, his velocity is a tick own from 2019. Much like many Dodgers pitchers, Jansen spent his time this offseason fine-tuning mechanics at the popular Driveline Academy. 

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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. Jansen scares me the guy never has a 1,2 3 inning and last night blew the lead but Dodgers rallied for the win. I’m shocked he was the reliever of the month. I hope in playoffs he can come in and shut down the opponents. I dont want to see us lose a game and chance to continue on to a championship

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