Dodgers: Grading the bullpen for the month of June

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CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 18: Kenley Jansen
CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 18: Kenley Jansen /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 11: Kenley Jansen /

. . Kenley Jansen. A+.

14 innings, 0.00 ERA, 18 strikeouts, 2-0, 10 Saves

There hasn’t been much you can knock Kenley Jansen on this season, but he did give up his first walk of the year lat month and also hit a batter. Besides that, he has been the best closer in baseball. Jansen was a perfect ten for ten in save chances during June and also had four saves in which he went more than three outs.

In his 14 innings, Jansen had a microscopic 0.36 WHIP and only allowed opposing hitters to bat .085 against him. He picked up two wins since Dave Roberts brought him in during a tie game. This pretty much ensured that the Dodgers would come to bat with the game still tied.

While there was likely some enormous pressure on Jansen to live up to his record-breaking reliever deal, so far Jansen has been as dominant as ever. If he added more pressure to himself as a result of the new deal he is not showing any signs of it.  June was one of the most dominant months of his career as he was virtually unhittable.

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