With one out to get to preserve Clayton Kershaw‘s fourth win of the season Dodgers manager Don Mattingly chose Kenley Jansen over Brandon League. League has 6.28 ERA and has surrendered runs in seven of his last 10 outings.
Mattingly gave League a cautious endorsement on Monday when asked if the right-hander was still the closer.
“Yeah, for now he is,” Mattingly said. “I hate to say it like that. But yeah, for now.” For now may be over, although Mattingly seems noncommittal about who the closer is or will be for the Dodgers, nor did he seem concerned with any controversy about the issue.
“We’ll see,” Mattingly said. “I don’t know if I really have to set roles. We always talk about where we’re at in the lineup. I know we like to create controversies and all that.
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Kershaw struck out nine batters on 134 pitches. He’s allowed a total of two earned runs over 30 2/3 innings in his last four starts. Yes he is pretty good.
Zack Greinke will be activated from the disabled list to start on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals.
Josh Beckett could be added to the disabled list after straining a growing in Monday’s loss. Beckett is 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA over eight starts this season