is perfect no more.
In a contest where staff acehad to bow out after two innings due to lower right back tightness, closer was called upon in the eighth inning to try to secure a rare six-out save with the up 4-1 on the .
While Jansen made it through the eighth with ease, the ninth was a different story, as the Dodgers’ normally dependable closer allowedand to reach on back-to-back singles to open the inning. That set the stage for first baseman – the Braves’ No. 7 hitter – who unloaded on a three-run homer to right field two batters later to give Jansen his first blown save of the 2017 season.
Coming into Sunday’s tilt against the Braves, Jansen was a perfect 24-for-24 in save opportunities this season and had pitched to a 0.88 ERA in 41 innings. He had also struck out a total of 62 batters while walking just two on the year.
The Dodgers did eventually bail out Jansen in the end, ashit a walk-off single up the middle to win it in the 10th.
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