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Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenley Jansen is special and does not struggle with performance, injury or anything else, most everyone believes. He is different, everyone will point out, and that is why selecting a closer in the fourth round has not looked so strange. Jansen exalted himself to the top tier of closers, in which he and only he resides, after yet another magnificent campaign in 2017, in which finished last season as the No. 8 option — not pitcher, but overall — on the Player Rater thanks to his 1.32 ERA, 41 saves and fourth season of 100-plus strikeouts.
With two outs in the second, Roark walked three straight hitters before Gonzalez homered into the Nationals’ bullpen on the first pitch. It was Gonzalez’s sixth career grand slam and the Mets’ second of the series.
Callaway said Zack Wheeler will be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas and pitch in Miami Wednesday, when the Mets will need a fifth starter. In his first start at Las Vegas, Wheeler allowed one run in five innings. It would be the first time Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Harvey and Wheeler make a rotation turn together.
Bogaerts went 1-for-3 in Boston’s eighth straight victory. He is hitting .368 (14-for-38) this season with 2 home runs and 9 RBIs.
Holt said he’s prepared to step in at shortstop if Bogaerts has to miss any time.
“I feel comfortable at shortstop, second base, third base — pretty much anywhere,” Holt said. “It’s a tough team to crack the lineup. I hate to see [Bogaerts] get injured there, especially with his spot coming up there [in the eighth inning] in a big spot. But I feel like I can step in and do a good job.”
Boston opens a three-game series against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
For the second straight game, the Bulldogs scored two first-period goals and held on. They beat Ohio State 2-1 Thursday.
UMD took advantage of two Irish turnovers.