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Kenley Jansen said Ninth Inning Was a Nightmare in Astros Comeback Win
By Khari Jones, Jr., Contributing Writer
Published September 13, 2020

Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts made one run and three at bats against the Houston Astros (Robert Torrence/L.A. Sentinel)

Julio Urias led the Dodgers with three strikeouts, five together as a team, which helped them play well defensively together. When the pitching is going well for the Dodgers, they are a tough team to beat. Urias pitched sixth innings, and Manager Dave Roberts was impressed with his pitching.

In the second inning, Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer, and Kike’ Hernandez came right back with a home-run and gave the Dodgers their first lead. Corey Seager scored in the third inning to boost the lead 4-1. After a base hit, Mookie Betts ‘skated’ in for a run. Three scoreless innings for the Dodgers, and when you thought the game was over, the Houston Astros came surging back in the ninth inning to win the game 7-5. 

When Urias was pulled from pitching, Kenley Jansen subbed in, and the Astros went on a hitting spree. They scored four runs in one inning on five hits by the time Jansen exited. All over social media, fans were begging Jansen to get taken out of the game. Jansen threw 21 pitches and didn’t record one out that played a significant role in the Astros comeback as they defeated the Dodgers for the first time this season. During the press conference, Jansen expressed his frustrations to reporters. He said the ninth inning was a ‘nightmare.’ “It’s just frustrating. I went back and watched the video. It’s like I’m executing, I’m ahead of the count on everyone. I just didn’t execute well like I used to.” 


He stated that the team has to move on to let this motivate you for the next game. “This feels terrible, next time we’re going to go out and keep competing to help the boys when ball games. Roberts felt Jansen was in the zone and was ahead, “He just couldn’t put guys away.”

The Dodgers feel they played good baseball; they just need to close out games. They are now 32-14 and have a chance to get their revenge against the Astros today at 5:08 pm.


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