Dodgers Way Quick Hits: Kenley Jansen Could Miss the Rockies Series

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ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 28: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 28, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 28: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 28, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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The Dodgers trail the Colorado Rockies by a half game after last night’s loss and the Dodgers could be without Kenley Jansen for their pivotal series with the Rockies this weekend.

The Dodgers trail the Colorado Rockies by a half game, and they go to Colorado this weekend for a crucial three-game series with the Rockies starting on Friday.   The shaky Dodger bullpen could once again be without Jansen for the second straight series at Coors Field.  The Dodgers have not decided yet if Kenley will make the trip or not, but it remains a possibility that he will not travel to Colorado.

Kenley Jansen experienced an episode of his irregular heartbeat in his last trip to Colorado and had to be rushed to the hospital.  That was not the first time Jansen experienced heart issues in Colorado, so the Dodgers are trying to figure out what the right path to take is.  Should Jansen not make the trip the Dodgers will need to rely on their bullpen to hopefully produce better results than their last trip to Colorado where they blew three late leads.

Other news…

  • Walker Buehler’s X-rays turned out negative on Monday as the Dodgers breathed a big sigh of relief.  Buehler complained about an ailing left foot that seemed to hurt worse as the game went on Sunday, but it turned out to be nothing major.  Dave Roberts said that Buehler is expected to make his next start in the big series with the Rockies.
  • The OKC Dodgers clinched their division on Monday night after beating the Colorado Springs Sky Sox twice in a doubleheader.  The OKC Dodgers were 2.5 games back of the Sky Sox with four games left and won twice on Sunday with one game being the completion of Saturday’s game and then they won twice on Monday.  The accomplishment is even greater when you remember some of the better OKC Dodgers like Andrew Toles and Alex Verdugo are now with the big league club.
  • Yadier Alvarez returned to the Tulsa Drillers on Monday after leaving the club on Sunday following a disagreement.  Alvarez pitched a scoreless inning in relief and allowed no hits.  DJ Peters hit his 29th home run of the season as well making him the Dodgers best power prospect right now.

Next. The Dodgers flipped the clutch switch against the Dbacks. dark

  • The Dodger bullpen has been pitching well over the last ten games compiling a 5-0 record with an ERA under three, but that changed Monday night as Kenta Maeda allowed a three-run homer to Brandon Nimmo and took the loss.  The Dodgers now trail the Rockies by a half-game making that three straight days with a different division leader.
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