Late-inning dominance: Jansen and Kershaw
By Jon Weisman
Here’s a fun comparison* between arguably baseball’s best closer, Kenley Jansen, and baseball’s best starter, Clayton Kershaw.
In the late innings (i.e., after the sixth), they have both been brilliant — and nearly identical.
*partially inspired by Jayson Stark’s ESPN.com column, which names Kershaw the best National League pitcher of the quarter-season.