The Dodgers bounce back on Saturday and defeat the Yankees 2-1. Tony Gonsolin picked up the 2nd win of his career after going 5 innings while allowing just 2 hits and 1 run. Justin Turner proved to be the difference maker with a 3rd inning, 2-run home run that stood up through a rocky, but scoreless 9th inning for Kenley Jansen.
Jansen earned his 27th save of the season after some bad luck and soft contact loaded the bases before he was able to strike out pinch hitter Gary Sanchez with a 94 mph cutter.
Following the win, the big man spoke with SportsNet LA anchor, Alanna Rizzo.
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You can’t worry about the results…just have fun…after all these things, I’m throwing the ball really well, and the results is not getting out there. To me, it’s just to have fun again, and believe that cutter that everybody has been hitting, is still nasty.Control your angriness, use it in the right stuff, and like I said, be happy out there, I was a happy man on that mound again today.
Jansen, of course, has face a lot of criticism of late, so the wonder was if his confidence had taken a hit. He squashed that quickly.
I never lose my confidence, I know who I am, and it sucks that the results is not there, and guess what, that cutter that everybody be hitting out, got me out of it today, so I guess it’s pretty good.
Kenley’s manager added his thoughts on the big man in the 9th.
It was great for us — obviously for him, his confidence, and the way he threw the baseball, he didn’t give up any soft contact…it was a really well-played baseball game, all around.
Despite throwing mostly cutters against the power house Yankees, Jansen was able to get the job done and secure win number 86 for Los Angeles.