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Dodgers: Kenley Jansen Serenades the Bullpen With a Full Band Before the Game

File this one under things you don’t see often.



The Dodgers and their fans had a whole lot of fun on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The day started off with the first Viva Los Dodgers celebration of the year in the center field pavilion and Zach McKinstry kept the party going with a grand slam to get them on the board. 

Viva Los Dodgers is a celebration held every Sunday afternoon during home games on the last Sunday of the month. It features live music, player autographs and questions, games in the pavilion, and so much more. 

But Kenley Jansen wasn’t about to be left out of the fun just because they had a game to win. The Dodgers closer rounded up the mariachi band during the pregame warm-ups and brought them out on the field to serenade the pitching staff. 

It must have worked because the Dodgers pitching staff almost got to take the whole day off. Clayton Kershaw threw 8 masterful innings and Phil Bickford came in to lock down the win in the 9th inning. 

Up Next for the Dodgers

The Dodgers come off of a series win against the Cubs and will take on the Giants for just 2 games in Los Angeles. it’s expected to be a very important couple of games though as LA looks to close in on first place in the NL West. Coming into Monday night’s game, they trail San Francisco by 3.5 games. Getting back 2 of those would be huge. 

Trevor Bauer takes the mound for the Dodgers in game 1 going up against the very effective Anthony DeSclafani. In game 2, it will be Walker Buehler throwing against potential Cy Young candidate Kevin Gausman

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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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