Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers offense gave Kenley Jansen candy as an apology for no save situations
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has only one save to his name in the entire month of May, which concludes on Wednesday. That might ordinarily imply that the club was going through tough times, but no: with the Dodgers' 9-4 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday, they're now alone atop the NL West at 33-20 and have won six straight games.
The "problem," then, is that their offense has simply gotten the job done to the point of not needing to use Jansen to record many perilous late-inning outs of late. To wit, the only save he does have in May came in a game Los Angeles won over the Marlins, 7-2, as Jansen entered in the eighth inning of what was a much closer game.
After Tuesday's win, which became another non-save situation for Jansen thanks to the Dodgers' two runs of insurance in the ninth, they felt bad about leaving him hanging yet again. So, as Yasiel Puig shared to Twitter, they placed a bevy of sweet treats around Jansen's locker as a token of apology -- and gratitude for his services nonetheless:
No. 74 appreciated the gesture.
Safe to say Jansen won't be hanging his head over any of this one bit.