Dodgers reluctant to use Jansen on Sunday
NEW YORK -- Ninety minutes before Sunday's game with the Mets, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wasn't sure who would be his closer if he needed one.
Kenley Jansen successfully closed games Friday and Saturday, but with his pitch counts, the Dodgers were reluctant to use him again.
Ronald Belisario set up each of those saves, but he allowed two runs Saturday and has been scored upon in four of his last seven appearances after allowing runs in only three of his first 28 games.
That would put Javy Guerra as a likely closer alternative. His last save was May 1. He blew a save May 6 and lost his closer's job to Jansen with a 5.84 ERA that has since dropped to 3.54.