It’s hard to believe that Kenley Jansen has been closing games for the Dodgers for a decade now. But since getting his shot in 2010, Jansen has accumulated 304 saves over his career.
With his easy inning in last night’s Dodgers win over the Padres, Kenley moved into 26th all-time in saves for Major League Baseball. Not bad for a guy that did not start his professional career as a pitcher, and certainly not as a closer.
Kenley Jansen is now tied for 26th all time with 304 saves. He shares space with Jeff Montgomery.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) August 5, 2020
Kenley has locked down saves with a pretty high success rate throughout the course of his career. He has been successful in 304 of 342 opportunities in his time with the Dodgers. That means that he has converted nearly 89 percent of save opportunities in his career.
In terms of all-time, Kenley is still a ways off of Mariano Rivera’s record. Rivera converted 652 saves in his illustrious career with the Yankees. Kenley would need to find a way to pile up 348 more saves before his career was over just to tie that mark. But hey, with the Dodgers’ new offense, who knows what could happen.
The Dodgers play one more against the Padres in San Diego today before heading home. They begin a three-game series with the Giants starting on Friday night at Chavez Ravine. The Padres will be in two for another series right after San Francisco.