It’s a crazy thought except, well, the season is just about halfway done and Jansen hasn’t walked anyone. The
"It's awesome, man," Jansen said. "I'm not taking it for granted. I'm doing something that has never been done before.
"It's awesome to be living in this moment."
No pitcher has faced as many batters in a season without walking any. He has pitched 29 2/3 innings. The major league record for most innings pitched without a walk: 21, by Len Swormstedt of the 1906 Boston Americans.
"If I walk someone, I walk someone," Jansen said. "Hey, I made a great run at it. … If, at the end of the year, it's zero, or one or two or three or four, we'll see."
Jansen’s ERA is 0.91. In perhaps the most dominant relief season in modern history, Dennis Eckersley of the
In 1992, Eckersley was the
Beware the Rockies
Is it too soon to juggle a starting rotation with an eye toward the opponent? Not for the Dodgers, who decided to push back
The Dodgers, Rockies and
Monday marked the first anniversary of what so far has been one of the most lopsided trades in recent baseball history. In what appeared to be a marginal swap of triple-A players, the Dodgers sent pitcher
Lee had received a $5.25-million bonus — a team record for a drafted player — but his Dodgers career consisted of one major league game in six pro seasons.
Taylor has emerged as an invaluable player for the Dodgers, and now he's an outfielder, a position he never played in the majors before this year. He entered play Monday with an .895 OPS (on-base-plus-slugging percentage), third on the team behind Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger.
"You almost want to take that utility tag off him," manager Dave Roberts said. "He's essentially been an everyday player for us."
The Mariners never did call up Lee, who went 0-9 with a 7.39 earned-run average for their triple-A Tacoma affiliate. The