Dodgers Surprises: Secret to Julio Urías’ Success, Angry Kenley Jansen is Here to Stay, & More!

With the Los Angeles Dodgers season in full swing, we take a look at some of the early season surprises. After a rough ending to the 2020 postseason, Kenley Jansen is pitching angry this season. He recently told reporters, “enough is enough. Sometimes you just put a little more into it. You want to get better. Sometimes anger helps.” We break down Kenley Jansen’s 97 mph fastball, his hardest throw in over two years, and his explosive cutter he threw in the Dodgers 1-0 win over the Mariners.

Plus, how the Dodgers can get the most out of Kenley Jansen this season.

Next, Julio Urias set a new career-high with 11 strikeouts in his dominant performance against the Mariners Monday. We break down Julio Urias’s breakout year so far and discuss the adjustments he’s made in the last year that has allowed him to realize his full potential. Plus, how Urias is dominating hitters with his unique slurve pitch!


Who’s been your biggest surprises outside of Kenley and Julio? The argument is absolutely there for Zach McKinstry, who has been a revelation for the Dodgers so far in April. The utility is filling huge Joc and Kiké sized holes on the LA bench and then some.

Chances are pretty high the boys in blue wouldn’t be where they’re at today (first place, baby!) without Zach attack.


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Doug McKain

Doug McKain is a lifelong Dodger fan and hosts Dodgers Nation’s “DNpostgame” show online. He also hosts Dodgers DougOut and the LA Sports Report on YouTube. DMAC is also a rabid Lakers fan, and lover of all Los Angeles sports.

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  1. For me Julio is not a surprise always knew his talent only problem was Dodgers mgmt moving him from starter to bullpen then going 7 or 9 days without pitching all that stuff threw him off no consistency but look back 2 years ago or 3 Julio had a no hitter against a strong brewers team up to 6 or 7th inning that’s when Toles got hurt right there he showed what he could be capable of doing and more but again the handling by mgmt. Good thing is he’s only 24 with greatness ahead of him.

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