Yasiel Puig watches his fifth home run of the season leave Petco Park on Friday in San Diego. (Getty Images)
The San Diego Padres hit the last of five home runs Friday, a walk-off shot by Melvin Upton Jr.
against Kenley Jansen
, in an 8-7 win over the Dodgers
. The box score is here
The Dodgers are 21-22, 3 ½ games behind the first-place San Francisco Giants. Jansen isn’t the problem, but they’ll carry eight men in their bullpen for another five games after today anyway.
Here are some postgame comments from Dave Roberts, Scott Kazmir, A.J. Ellis and Yasiel Puig:
Yasmani Grandal hugs Kenley Jansen after the final out of the Dodgers’ 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. (Getty Images)
TORONTO — The Dodgers turned the tables on a shaky bullpen, scoring all of their runs in the final three innings Sunday to beat the Blue Jays. The box score is here.
Kenley Jansen hasn’t discussed a contract extension with the Dodgers, but he’s content to put it off until the end of the season.
The Dodgers’ four-game series against the Mets is a rematch of a contentious National League Division Series last October.
Matt Kemp was the center of attention at Dodger Stadium, getting the last laugh in the Dodgers’ fifth straight loss. The game story is here. The box score is here.
Kenley Jansen had a strong reaction to former teammate Dee Gordon‘s 80-game PED suspension.
Adrian Gonzalez hit his first home run of the season in the Dodgers’ 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday. (Associated Press photo)
Alex Wood couldn’t get through the eighth inning, so Kenley Jansen did. The closer recorded first five-out save of his career in the Dodgers’ 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday. The box score is here.
There’s an exit velocity tracker on the right field scoreboard for the first time, and the players have taken notice.
Kenley Jansen converted 36 of 38 save opportunities for the Dodgers in 2015. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
The Dodgers have agreed to terms with all four of their remaining arbitration-eligible players: infielder Justin Turner, catcher Yasmani Grandal, and pitchers Kenley Jansen and Luis Avilan. According to Jon Heyman, Turner will make $5.1 million, Grandal $2.8 million, Jansen $10.65 million and Avilan $1.39 million.
Friday was the deadline for teams to reach agreements with their arbitration-eligible players before each side proposed a 2016 salary figure. The Dodgers haven’t gone to arbitration with a player since pitcher Joe Beimel in 2007.
Jansen made $7.425 million in 2015, when he recorded 36 saves (seventh in the National League) despite missing the first month of the season. His 2016 salary is the second-highest ever for a closer in his final year of arbitration eligibility, trailing only Jonathan Papelbon’s $12 million salary with the Boston Red Sox in 2011.