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Kenley Jansen’s Other Pitch

Kenley Jansen is one of the best relievers in baseball. This season, in some ways, he has been better than ever, posting a career low xFIP and career high swinging strike rate. The rest of his peripherals are in line with his career averages. His ERA isn’t great, but you should never look at reliever…

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In Which Clayton Kershaw And Kenley Jansen Imitate One Another

From the always entertaining and completely unofficial “Dodger Films,” here’s a link worth sharing: Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen goofing around before a recent game, attempting to imitate each other, and I have to say… it’s pretty good. Jansen really has that “Kershaw holds his arms up high” thing down, doesn’t he? He’s also a far…

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Reminder, Kenley Jansen Is Still The Best

Over at FanGraphs this morning, I investigated the Kenley Jansen narrative of “he’s throwing harder, so his cutter is worse, so that’s why he’s getting hit hard!” Which makes all of the sense, except for the part where it actually isn’t true: Fortunately, we live in the future and we can compare things like the…

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Giants 7, Dodgers 4: Please Make The Extra Innings Stop

Despite some late heroics, the Dodgers couldn’t capitalize on another great start by Clayton Kershaw and dropped the series finale against the Giants by a score of 7-4. The loss drops the Dodgers to 20-19 overall and puts them back to 4.5 games behind the Giants. At first, the game continued the Dodgers’ ongoing offensive frustration with…

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Is Kenley Jansen Being Used Too Much?

A topic of discussion that arose on Twitter last night after Kenley Jansen came in to finish off a 5-2 win was this: how much is too much? The game was Jansen’s fourth in five days, and his 15th on the season. Only one other pitcher in baseball has more than 12 appearances, and that’s…

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This Is What A 100MPH Cutter Looks Like

Kenley Jansen did something very notable last night. The accomplishment occurred on this cutter, which struck out Mark Trumbo: GIF Link Per Brooks Baseball, the cutter was thrown at 100.1MPH, the fastest pitch of Jansen’s career. He threw a 99.6MPH cutter to Miguel Cabrera last week, but as Grant Brisbee noted, the pitch was actually…