Jul 16, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) has his foot looked at by trainer after being hit by a line drive during the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers News: Kenley Jansen Comments on Limping, Blown Save

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.

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Written by Daniel Preciado


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