With a lead, the Dodgers requested Jansen to get six outs in Game 2, entering with also an inherited runner on base and no outs. Never two innings, although he converted 14 of 15 save attempts longer this year, including the postseason. Jansen has just one two-inning save in the 2016 postseason, and two appearances of at least two innings. Until Game 2, that is. It was blown save in 2017 in 46 attempts for Jansen, including the postseason. The Dodgers were 98-0 this year, including the playoffs, when leading in the beginning of the ninth inning not to lose in that situation in 2017.
The Dodgers took a couple of uppercuts in the form of four home runs from an Astros crime that was mostly dormant since the onset of the American League Championship Series. “We have got an extremely resilient group, plenty of guys that have been around a long time,” Roberts stated. “We will be ready to go.” “He is our man,” explained Corey Seager of Jansen, who has a 1.25 ERA this season, including the playoffs. Jansen let that run to pull Houston within one, then surrendered the shot in the ninth to Gonzalez. This was five months ago. “We’re not frustrated. Nobody is going to tell us it is going to be easy. “We played well.
They hit two homers and came, we hit two homers and came back. We fought to the finish. You can’t beat yourself up over that.” Hernandez singled home the tying run with two outs in the 10th inning, following a home run by Yasiel Puig earlier in the frame. In the 11th inning, down two runs again, Charlie Culbersonhomered, although he celebrated rather boisterously did not think he tied the match. “The main point is I will take Kenley any day of the week with a one-run lead entering the ninth inning,” director Dave Roberts explained. LOS ANGELES — Everything was going according to script for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, but then all hell broke lose from the late innings of the 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros, evening the series at one game each.
On the whiteboard at the Dodgers locker room one night before, there was a message which read, “Everyone’s got plans … until they get hit in the mouth! Hit these boys into their f***** mouths and don’t return!” “I wanted the ball up and in,” Jansen explained. “The ball continues to be carrying the whole night tonight. It had been one missed pitch, and he got me.” “There is a lot of ways that you can take this. Sometimes you just have to tip your cap and then give the other team credit,” said Kiké Hernandez. “They have a really good ball club along with a great lineup, and put some good swings onto the baseball tonight. We did too, but dropped just slightly short.” However, the stunner was the Royal shot at Marwin Gonzalez from the ninth inning against closer Kenley Jansen to tie the score, handing Jansen the first discounted his postseason career.