Kenley Jansen celebrates four-hundredth save with former Dodger teammates

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Kiké Hernandez and Justin Turner have been current for a lot of of Jansen’s 350 saves with the Dodgers and have been there for his four-hundredth on Wednesday night time.

Kenley Jansen embraces Justin Turner after recording his 400th career save.
Kenley Jansen embraces Justin Turner following his four-hundredth profession save. @RedSox on Twitter

Kenley Jansen made historical past Wednesday night time, turning into simply the seventh participant in main league historical past to earn 400 profession saves.

The save was his ninth of the season and it dropped his ERA to 0.77 with the Crimson Sox.

Afterwards, Jansen was capable of have fun the achievement with two of his longtime Dodger teammates.

The 35-year-old spent the primary 12 years of his profession with Los Angeles, recording 350 saves in his time there.

Kiké Hernandez and Justin Turner have been current for a lot of of these outings with the Dodgers. Hernandez performed with Jansen from 2014 till 2020, and Turner was his teammate from 2014 till 2021.

Now, the trio are again collectively on the Crimson Sox, after Turner and Jansen have been added within the offseason.

Following the final out, Jansen embraced them each.

In a postgame interview, the nearer talked about what the second meant to him.

“Blood sweat and tears man, we went by way of all of it [together],” Jansen mentioned. “We went by way of crying, by way of profitable the World Collection collectively, by way of the whole lot man. We constructed one thing very particular in LA and right here we’re as we speak, sporting a Crimson Sox uniform, it may possibly’t be higher than [Justin Turner] being behind me, taking part in protection, and getting my four-hundredth save.”

Jansen additionally talked about how appreciative he was to report the milestone as a member of the Crimson Sox.

“It’s a pleasure, it’s an honor, to do it with this group,” Jansen mentioned. “This franchise is nothing however success and we’re going to proceed to try this. That’s why I’m right here and that’s why we’re all right here.”

After the sport, a franchise legend in Pedro Martinez was fast to congratulate Jansen on his achievement.

Throughout the outing, Jansen precisely why he was capable of attain 400 saves in his profession. In opposition to the Braves he dialed up his signature cutter, averaging 97 mph on the pitch and topping out at 98.5.

He allowed only one onerous hit ball, compelled a pair of flyouts, and struck out his final batter with a good slider.

Originally posted 2023-05-11 14:24:04.