Toronto Blue Jays’ Casey Janssen Delivers Again
The Toronto Blue Jays broke their four-game losing streak in dramatic fashion last night against the Boston Red Sox. The Jays won 9-7 at home Tuesday night on the back of two home runs and four RBIs from Edwin Encarnacion.
It was a great win for the team as they finally came from behind and won a game in the late innings. Once the Jays had the lead heading into the ninth, it was once again lights-out for Casey Janssen as he came in and had a 1-2-3 inning for his seventh save of the season in as many chances.
Janssen has been one of the few bright spots for the Jays this year. He has seen limited action compared to some of the other closers in the AL, but has been perfect every time he’s gotten the call.
In nine appearances this season, he has yet to allow a walk, and has only allowed three hits while striking out eleven. He had to face the top of the order last night against the Red Sox, but it didn’t faze him as he got them in order.
Janssen is currently sixth in the AL with seven saves, but he only trails Mariano Rivera by three for the league lead. He also has 1.00 ERA, which is by far his best for the month of April in his career. If the Jays can get to the ninth with a lead more often in May, they will be in good hands with Janssen.
It looks like the days of Francisco Cordero, Darren Oliver, Jon Rauch, Frank Francisco, and Kevin Gregg are finally over.
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