Kenley Jansen RP LAD 1 Month

Kenley Jansen bounced back from Friday's blown save to pitch a scoreless ninth for a save Saturday against the Padres.

Jansen's velocity, which has fluctuated, was better tonight as he retired three of the four batters he faced in the ninth. The save was his 21st in 23 chances.

Kenley Jansen RP LAD 1 Month

Kenley Jansen gave up three runs in the ninth Friday against the Padres to take his first blown save since April 15.

Jansen had converted 16 straight save chances since blowing two of his first six. He still hasn't flashed 2013 form at any point during the season, but this is just the second time this year he's given up more than one run in an appearance.

Kenley Jansen RP LAD 1 Month

Kenley Jansen allowed two hits but no runs and escaped the ninth inning with his 20th save in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Tasked with protecting a 4-2 lead, Jansen made things interesting, putting the tying run aboard quickly by giving up a pair of singles to start the inning. But he buckled down when he had to, getting Justin Morneau to pop out before striking out both Kyle Parker and Wilin Rosario. Jansen has failed to punch out a batter in just two outings this year, and one of those was a one-out appearance.

Kenley Jansen RP LAD 1 Month

Kenley Jansen picked up his 19th save despite giving up a homer in the ninth Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

The homer came on his second pitch to Martin Prado and was a cutter that didn't cut. On his very next pitch, he gave up a scorching liner to David Peralta that was caught by Adrian Gonzalez. Even light-hitting Tony Campana hit one relatively hard -- well, very hard for him -- delivering a looping liner right at Hanley Ramirez. Jansen only looked good in striking out Chris Owings to end the game, with his cutter reaching 94 mph in the at-bat. Considering that he's pitched back-to-back days now -- and was quite shaky tonight -- he should be given Sunday off.

Kenley Jansen RP LAD 2 Months

Kenley Jansen delivered a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Phillies for his 14th save of the season.

Jansen recorded one strikeout and sat the Phillies down in order. Jansen has had some hiccups along the way this season, resulting in a 4.15 ERA in 25 appearances, but he has 35 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings and is tied for third in the NL with 14 saves.

Kenley Jansen RP LAD 2 Months

Kenley Jansen allowed a run but escaped the ninth inning with his 13th save in Wednesday's win over the Mets.

Jansen allowed a one-out triple to Juan Lagares, who later scored on an RBI ground out by Daniel Murphy. Jansen struck out David Wright to end the frame to escape with the one-run victory. The flamethrowing right-hander has been hittable this season, as he now carries a 4.35 ERA and 1.50 WHIP, but has struck out 34 batters in 20 2/3 innings.

Kenley Jansen RP LAD 2 Months

Kenley Jansen notched his 12th save of the season by hurling a 1-2-3 ninth inning as the Dodgers defeated the Marlins 6-5 on Monday.

Nice to see after Sunday's implosion against the Giants in which Jansen surrendered three runs on three hits and two walks and secured only one out. Jansen has been shakier than usual so far, watching an increased walk rate and more hits lead, as they always do, to more runs. He's allowed a .786 opponent's OPS in 2014; his career high is the .509 mark he gave up last year. Jansen, 12-for-14 in save conversions, owns a 4.34 ERA and 1.61 WHIP.

Kenley Jansen RP LAD 3 Months

Kenley Jansen converted his 11th save of the season, allowing one run in an inning of work as the Dodgers defeated the Twins 4-3 in 12 innings on Thursday.

It was not a pretty outing for Jansen, though he was dealing with an inconsistent strike zone. He reached 93 MPH only once and wound up loading the bases on a single and two walks with no outs. Joe Mauer knocked in one run with a sacrifice fly to left field, but Jansen was able to get Trevor Plouffe to fly out and Chris Colabello to line out to first base to seal the victory. Jansen has pitched on back-to-back days, but otherwise hadn't pitched since April 26, so his lower velocity should raise some eyebrows.

Kenley Jansen RP LAD 3 Months

Thanks to Yasiel Puig and Brian Wilson, Kenley Jansen was put in position to pick up his ninth save with a scoreless inning Saturday against the Rockies.

There wouldn't have been a save situation for Jansen, except Wilson walked the only two batters he faced with a 7-3 lead in the ninth to create one. And the lead was only four runs entering the ninth because Puig tagged up from second and was thrown out at third for the third out of the eighth, getting tagged barely before Dee Gordon scored what would have been the Dodgers' eighth run. Jansen struck out two in his inning and is now 9-for-11 saving games this season.

Kenley Jansen RP LAD 3 Months

Kenley Jansen struck out one over a perfect ninth inning to lock down his eighth save of the season in Wednesday's victory over the Phillies.

Jansen tossed 17 pitches in a tie game (and eventual loss) on Tuesday night and turned around 24 hours later to finish off the Phillies with 14 offerings. Jansen, now 8-for-10 in save conversions to go with a 3.46 ERA and 1.54 WHIP, has dialed up four straight scoreless appearances. He's appeared in five games over the past week, so Brian Wilson might be called upon if the Dodgers manufacture a save opportunity on Thursday.