Kenley Jansen sits as the Dodgers all-time leader in saves with 337 but has experienced many ups and downs throughout his memorable career in LA. The 3-time all-star was terrific to start the year, posting a 1.24 ERA with just two blown saves in 36.1 IP during the first half of the season. The second half has been a different story though, as he’s posted an 8.25 era with three blown saves across 12 innings of work.
We discuss why Kenley Jansen has struggled to find consistency in the second half and give you the number one reason why the Dodgers can’t trust him every night for the stretch run and in the postseason. Plus, how LA should utilize Kenley and how the team should alter their approach when it comes to closing games.
Again, the numbers here in the second half… they’re not pretty.
Kenley Jansen 1st half: 1.24 ERA, 1.018 WHIP, 2 Blown Saves in 36.1 IP
Kenley Jansen 2nd half: 8.25 ERA, 2.083 WHIP, 3 Blown Saves in 12 IP
How should the #Dodgers utilize Kenley Jansen down the stretch and in the postseason?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) August 18, 2021
Meanwhile, Corey Knebel has been nails since his return from a lat injury and Blake Treinen has been absolutely dominant, allowing just 2 earned runs (!) over his last 28 games
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