Dodgers: Dave Roberts Remains Committed to Kenley Jansen

On a night where Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen blew his 6th save opportunity of the 2019 season, fans looked for answers on whether the organization would continue to commit to the franchise leader in saves for the foreseeable future. That answer came swiftly from manager Dave Roberts, but not without some wiggle room.

Jansen blew his 6th save of the season on Wednesday night, one shy of his career high set in 2012, his first season as the Dodgers primary closer. His 2019 season ERA now sits at a career-high 3.70, as a lot of question marks surround the 31 year-old.

Moreover, people had a lot of questions for him after Wednesday’s game… but he was unavailable for comment.

However, Doc Roberts did share his thoughts.

I think there are times that he’s guilty of [going with his cutter too many times.] It’s something we’ve talked about with Kenley, and he’s recognized that as well. But I think that competitor in him, where you feel you can make a pitch and execute and not go to a secondary — it’s one of those things you just got to play it out and learn from things.

Roberts also noted that Jansen’s previous 3 outings had been good, but this wouldn’t necessarily be a case similar to the closer’s last blown save, which was followed by a guaranteed follow up outing to get back on track.

As September looms, Jansen remains a very big question mark for the Los Angeles front office.

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