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Dodgers End Game on a Wild Play From Kenley Jansen

The Dodgers went through another wild win on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. What was supposed to be a normal day for Dave Roberts bullpen turned into a day of work after Tony Gonsolin labored through 1.2 innings of work. 

To add to that stress, the Dodgers offense went quiet aside from 2 homeruns from Justin Turner. That led to Los Angeles carrying a 2-1 into the 9th innings, and Roberts once again went to Kenley Jansen for the second-straight night. 

Jansen walked the leadoff batter but got the next 2 batters out. Then with Ke’Bryan Hayes up and a runner on second, the Dodgers closer pulled off something ridiculous. You just gotta watch this play from the big man. 

 

That was fun. That was a quick rush. The adrenaline, everything. Kind of escape for your life. -Kenley Jansen’s Postgame

Hayes’ line drive was listed at 92.2 mph off of the bat, and Kenley had to react quickly to have a chance. Part of it was likely protecting himself but you can’t doubt the athleticism of the Dodgers closer. 

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That was also Kenley’s second save in 2 days. The Dodgers went with him on Wednesday since he came in and threw just 3 pitches to lock down the save the night before. Dave Roberts said after the game that he will not be available in the final game of the series. 

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  1. I saw it or maybe I didn’t see it, not until the replay. Your instinct took over. The blur I saw was a great catch by Mr Jansen. The fireball off the bat of Hayes I think for the 3rd out. Great Great Job.
    Thank you

  2. Kenley is a big man that moves around slowly and looks lethargic at times, but I guess when a hot line drive coming right back near your face he reacted matrix like. He surprised me that he can be so athletic. LOl.

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