The Los Angeles Dodger tried to boost their late-inning relief. They work all year. They knew the potential problem, spent big bucks on Joe Kelly this winter, gave Pedro Baez plenty of opportunities, promoted Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin this season, and attempted to trade for Felipe Vazquez before adding the left-hander Adam Kolarek on the Rays deal. The Dodgers saw Kenley Jansen’s poor performances, and manager Dave Roberts had conversations with him.
But in spite of their efforts. The shutdown setup option was eliminating, Roberts and the Dodger reached the eighth inning of what became their last game of the year, the potential solutions are not perfect. They don’t have ones like the Rays ‘Nick Anderson, or the Yankees’ Zack Britton. Kelly’s command was invalid and unpredictable, even in her best days. Jansen’s days of dominance for dominating the second innings are over.