The red-hot Dodgers have won six consecutive games, outscoring the Cubs and Cardinals by a 39-12 margin over that span. As a result, Los Angeles is back atop the NL West, which they have won the past four seasons.
The only downside to their domination? Closer Kenley Jansen hasnt pitched in a save situation since May 18 when he picked up his only save this month.
Jansens teammates, specifically Yasiel Puig, obviously feel guilty, so they decided to make it up to their underused stopper. After Tuesday's 9-4 win over St. Louis, they filled his locker with a ton of candy and snacks (and, hopefully, a toothbrush or two), along with a written apology:
Sincerely, Dodgers Bats pic.twitter.com/MPAM243wWL
— Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig) May 31, 2017
And Jansen clearly appreciated the sentiment:
— Kenley Jansen (@kenleyjansen74) May 31, 2017
Jansen still has been dominant this season, posting a 1.42 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and incredible 16.1 K/9 ratio. However, he has only eight saves to show for it a season after earning a career-best 47.