Kenley Jansen allows first earned run of postseason, blows save in Game 2
Kenley Jansen is human, after all.
Jansen entered Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night in the 8th inning and allowed an inherited runner to score, making the game 3-2 in favor of his Los Angeles Dodgers. An inning later, he surrendered his first earned run of the postseason on a Marwin Gonzalez solo home run that tied the game at three.
The Astros come up clutch in the top of the 9th. https://t.co/BYqtArzE2N
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A blown save for Jansen? Say it ain’t so.
The 30-year-old closer only had one blown save during the regular season and had been essentially untouchable during the playoffs until Game 2. Perhaps being asked to do more than usual — he had only converted one six-out save before in his career — was too much for the right-hander. He wasn’t very sharp with his stuff, as evidenced by the cutter he left right over the middle to Gonzalez, who tied the game for the Houston Astros.