Kenley Jansen earned his 14th save in Friday night’s 3-1 win of the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Reds. After allowing a leadoff double the Curaçao native closed out the game striking out the side.
After allowing a double to Billy Hamilton to begin the inning, Jansen threw nine straight strikes to strike out the side. Joey Votto, one of the smartest hitters in baseball, felt he had to choke up on the bat a ridiculous amount to even have a chance versus the dominant closer.
Jansen struck out Cozart, Votto and Duvall on nine pitches for his 14th save in 14 opportunities, while extending his Major League record to start a season without allowing a walk to 28 2/3 innings. The pitcher from Curaçao now has a 0.94 ERA on the year and hasn’t walked a batter since 2016.