Kenley Jansen gives up two HRs in return; Dodgers ‘pen implodes again
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, admitting to https://www.metsedge.com/new-york-mets/david-wright-jersey beinga little too „amped up to be back,”allowed two ninth-inning homers Monday night in his first game back from a heart scare as L.A.’s beleaguredbullpen imploded again.With the score tied at 3, the Cardinals’Jedd Gyorko hit a 91.6-mph cutter 393 feet to left-center at Dodger Stadium and two pitches later Matt Carpenter sent another cutter this one 92.2-mph 399 feet to the identical area in left-center (per ESPN).Final score: 5-3.”Everything was flat,” Jansen told reporters afterward. „As I faced hitters, it started to get better. But the first two hitters, I wasn’t in my comfort zone. I was battling with myself.”Jansen had been cleared by his cardiologist to be activated before Monday’s game.No restrictions, Jansen he said before the series opener(via USA Today). I can do whatever I want to.Jansen hadn’t pitched since Aug. 7 and was placed on the DLafter he being hospitalized In Denver with an irregular heartbeat Aug. 9. He https://www.metsedge.com/new-york-mets/travis-d-arnaud-jersey was initiallyexpected to mi s at least of monthbut returned earlier.And, he profe sed before Monday’s appearance, with no lingering worries.”I’m not thinking about my heart,” Jansen said. „I’m not. You have no control over your heart, so if it goes, it goes.”Still, his outing was noteworthy for all the wrong reasons: It marked only the second time that Jansen had surrendered multiple home runs in the same game, the other time in May 2013. He allowedthe 20th and 21st runs by the Dodgers’ bullpen since the day he suffered his recurrence ofatrial fibrillation. Jansen https://www.metsedge.com/new-york-mets/adrian-gonzalez-jersey became the seventh Dodgers reliever to be tagged with a lo s in the past 10 games as L.A. drifted 2 games back in the NL West whilein fifth place in the wild-card standings.