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Dodgers News: Kenley Jansen Seen Limping in Tuesday’s Game

Jansen blew the game and could have gotten hurt in the process.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after allowing an eighth inning home run to Jackie Bradley Jr. (not pictured) #19 of the Boston Red Sox in Game Three of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Kenley Jansen blew a 2 run save on Tuesday night against the Phillies, giving up three earned runs in the bottom of the ninth after a Matt Beaty pinch-hit three-run homer in the top of the inning.

He got the first out of the inning, but in the process took an Adam Haseley line drive off his right ankle that ricocheted over to David Freese at first base.

After a double and two singles, Jansen was seen limping on the field while covering home on an RBI hit by Scott Kingery.

His velocity looked pretty normal after the fact, but he did surrender the game following the injury on a Bryce Harper double (that quite possibly could have limited the score if Alex Verdugo was out in center).

Jansen had posted a 3.05 ERA coming into Tuesday’s game, but that has inflated by nearly a half run. Although he is not the Jansen of old, he is still a very solid reliever.

After the game he was seen “limping heavily” around the clubhouse. He spoke on the injury and situation.

I’m not an excuses guy, but I should have come out of the game.

Moreover, he said that his right ankle went numb after the line drive.

While his ankle is reportedly pretty bruised, let’s hope that he is able to shake it off for the next time his number is called upon. But there will come a time when he needs to be honest with the team and himself when he’s unable to physically perform his job, within reason.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Hopefully the Dodgers get Will Smith and Jansen opts out at the end of the season.. He is terrrrible.

  2. F you Jansen I’m tired of you and this garbage bullpen. This team is going to tank hard in the first round and Friedman’s going to pick up more guys like Sadler and Rosscup at the deadline

  3. It’s time to go work Mr. Friedman. KJ cannot be counted on in a big game anymore.You have the money from a huge TV contract that most locals can’t enjoy,record breaking attendance, and assets or players in a loaded farm system .The current bullpen will cost us dearly in the playoffs,if not in the World Series. No excuses.No usual retreads,please.Bring up Smith as Barnes is also hurting our chances to succeed in October.It should not be an issue to worry about Smith’s service time in the majors.Also I would start working with Matt Beaty on being the back up catcher as that’s what he is listed on the depth chart.He and Smith would be a nice left right combination next year.

  4. It’s time to go work Mr. Friedman. KJ cannot be counted on in a big game anymore.You have the money from a huge TV contract that most locals can’t enjoy,record breaking attendance, and assets or players in a loaded farm system .The current bullpen will cost us dearly in the playoffs,if not in the World Series. No excuses.No usual retreads,please.Bring up Smith as Barnes is also hurting our chances to succeed in October.It should not be an issue to worry about Smith’s service time in the majors.Also I would start working with Matt Beaty on being the back up catcher as that’s what he is listed on the depth chart.He and Smith would be a nice left right combination next year.

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  5. I keep saying it but no one is listening…………the answer is sitting in our bullpen………..Julio Urias.

  6. It’s time to go work Mr. Friedman. KJ cannot be counted on in a big game anymore.You have the money from a huge TV contract that most locals can’t enjoy,record breaking attendance, and assets or players in a loaded farm system .The current bullpen will cost us dearly in the playoffs,if not in the World Series. No excuses.No usual retreads,please.Bring up Smith as Barnes is also hurting our chances to succeed in October.It should not be an issue to worry about Smith’s service time in the majors.Also I would start working with Matt Beaty on being the back up catcher as that’s what he is listed on the depth chart.He and Smith would be a nice left right combination next year.

  7. Our Dodgers need “lights out.” And I agree Bluz1st, Urias may be that guy. But it appears” the powers that be” want him on the front end. I watch a lot of baseball, not just Dodgers ball, and nothing is more powerful than when a team is ahead going into the 9th inning and (everyone) knows that their bull pen will shut it down. It is disappointing, to say the least, that our Rookie Beaty pulled off yet another late inning homer, only to have it squandered. July 31st is rolling up fast. I do not know what pitcher (s) we should try to get and/or say goodbye to, but I simply implore Andrew and his peeps to use these next 2 weeks to figure it out….and ACT.

    • If the Dodgers front office does not fix the bullpen by finding them some ‘new” blood AND finding a better closer they are going to waste the efforts of another sensational team. This years squad is VERY good……..but pitching wins play off games……..the Dodger starters are great……….but the bullpen will likely get exposed in the playoffs and the chances of winning a world series with this group is not very good.

      • I concur. Our Dodgers are a “VERY good” potentially “excellent” team. So, come on, Andrew et al….for the Dodgers’ fans, players and name…..pay attention to why the (mediocre lost by 14 the night before) Phillies were able to celebrate on the field last night. No more excuses……GET IT DONE!!!!!!!!!!

        • Bluz1st, Barb McP.. You two along with others here now know without a shadow of a doubt that we have all seen enough of this BP’s act. And yes Urias can be a go to guy but if no ther late inning BP pitcher or 2 are acquired, as you say..FORGET ABOUT EVEN THINKING OF SEEING THE WS!!!!!!!!!!. Bluz1st, another as ya say is right on here too:”.but the bullpen will likely get exposed in the playoffs and the chances of winning a world series with this group is not very good”

          • Barb & Paul………..the woman in the video on this link is now my hero! Even people in the media are now going after our juggler vein.

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  8. Get rid of Jansen… Get rid of Roberts…. Get rid of the catchers the have save for on for back up..and bring up Will…before the season goes down the tubes…. they sucked last night (7/16/19)
    Please do something..instead of your heads up where the sun don’t shine

  9. “I’m not an excuses guy, but I should have come out of the game.” Everything after the ‘but’ is an excuse. The FO needs to figure out a way to get another closer type, and fast. Cough up some prospects and get Vazquez from Pittsburg. While Lux is doing well he doesn’t project to be a major league SS and since they have one of those, start the package off with him. Pitching always wins in the playoffs and bullpens are relied on more than in the regular season so they have to get this pen in order and they have about 14 days to do it.

  10. Meat…just meat. Heroic effort the night before and then meat. Was he tired? If so, he cant go on consecutive days anymore.

    Also, I admire the guys heart, but if you’re hurt, you have to come out. Joe would closed that one out.

  11. Front office still seems to have the arrogant attitude that we have a solid closer we haven’t since last season Jansen has a heart condition that effects everything he does in life it’s sad he was great but we will not get thru the playoffs without one or two ever fan since 1970

    • Everyone in the FO and Roberts and all of us fans KNOW we need to shore up this BP or it will be a quick exit from the PS. If last night’s debacle wasn’t enough to have them sense some urgency here then I don’t know what does.

  12. No one checked out Kenley when he got hit on the foot. Then they paid dearly for that. They should always have someone warming up no matter how good that relief pitcher is.
    I think it’s time to look for at least pitching and or at least one good stick. oh which comes to mind, Pollock did not seem like himself last night. Was he also hurt? he seemed a bit slow in the outfield. At least one fly ball that should have been caught.

  13. Agree that Kenley does not look right. Also, Pollock did play a big part in the loss. On the Fly ball to Center, Muncie started to wave off the others as he had a bead on the ball, but obviously Pollock called him off and Muncie peeled off. That was a huge play.

      • I concur. That game loss was not all on Kenley. ( But our on-going bull pen issues sure doesn’t help with perception tho) There were a few defensive plays that should have happened, but did not. And its a given that management must assume responsibility when sound decisions are not made. That Phillies celebration on the field should not have happened, especially after Beaty knocked it out of the park top of the 9th. Moving forward, we won yesterday and we should be able to take the series today. GO DODGERS!!!

  14. Dear Dodgers, now is the time to see if Kelly, and or maybe Biaz is ready to be the closer…

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