Jansen Saves the Day

Saturday, April 3, 2021
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021

On another beautiful night at Coors Field, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-to-5.

When the Dodgers and their fans learned their favorite team would open the regular season in Colorado, they worried about the weather. Even in June, the Dodgers have been snowed out at Coors Field. This weekend, the weather has been picturesque. The Dodgers lucked out on the weather.

On the day when manager Dave Roberts decided to rest both Mookie Betts and Justin Turner, the Dodgers scored six runs and hit their first home run, an inside-the-park home run by Zach McKinstry, a rookie utility fielder.

Corey Seager continued his hot hitting that started last October. He has a batting average of .667. Tonight, Max Muncy and Austin Barnes contributed to the final score.

During his career, Walker Buehler has been a slow starter. This past offseason he did not quit throwing in hopes of not to have a poor beginning to the 2021 season. He did not have good spring training, but he pitched six magnificent innings. He had great control and great quality of pitches. He allowed two runs over six innings at Coors Field.

The Dodgers re-signed right-handed reliever Blake Treinen in January after he had a super 2020 season. During his first inning of the 2021 season, he allowed a two-run homer.

Tonight, Victor Gonzàlez did not pitch well, which allowed Kenley Jansen to have a 1.2 innings to record his first save of the 2021 season. Jansen wants to redeem himself after a poor 2020 season where he only saved 85% of his opportunities. Saturday, his famed cutter moved outstandingly, especially considering the high altitude of Colorado.

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