Kenley Jansen had another dominate performance on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners. Jansen didn’t allow a baserunner nor a walk while striking out the final two hitters to close out a 1-0 victory.
Seemingly, a key to Jansen’s success this year has been rest. Manager Dave Roberts has only used him in back to back games once. It was Jansen’s only blown save – April 7th in Oakland.
However, Roberts refused to commit to continuing to rest Kenley in between appearances during Tuesday’s post game press conference.
“We’ll see. We’ll see…it’s not a hard and fast that he doesn’t go back to back. We’ll evaluate as the season goes.”
The Dodgers manager noted it’s an approach that they’re trying to take with all of their pitchers.
“Early on, I think it’s just really smart and we’re seeing the benefits.”
Roberts can skirt the question out of respect to the veteran, but spacing out Jansen’s performances this season have paid dividends.
Since the Oakland blowup, Kenley owns a 2.08 ERA and a .063 BAA. None of those four outing have been in back to back days.
In fact, Kenley’s career best ERA and WHIP are in appearances on…