Kenley Jansen started a game-ending double play by fielding a grounder with his back turned
As a former Minor League catcher, Dodgers closer
Well, with one out in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Rangers, Jansen showed off his reflexes and instincts with the glove that made him a professional catcher. His body was turned away from the ball when he fielded the come-back grounder from
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The benefit of Jansen's no-look snag was that it made his throw to second routine. "At least something [went] my way," joked Jansen, who allowed four of the first five batters he faced to reach and two runs to score. "I'll be all right."
As anyone who has tried to tackle a to-do list knows, the key is to get the hard tasks out of the way first. With his no-look, behind-the-back grab, Jansen most certainly did that.