Gas continues to leak from the propane tank.
Kenley Jansen’s fastball velocity is down.
Clayton Kershaw now throws harder than Jansen and Kershaw has about a billion innings on his left arm.
When Shohei Ohtani of the Angels threw fastballs that registered speeds in Jansen’s range, the two-way player was mortified enough to subject himself to a MRI examination.
In previous seasons, Jansen downplayed his diminishing velocity by arguing that speed of his trademark cutter was less important than its movement.
Six appearances into this pandemic-shortened season, Jansen is making an entirely different case.
“I feel like I’m a complete pitcher now,” Jansen said in an online videoconference. “I have three pitches. I can pitch.”
Imagine that: Jansen, the classic thrower who used to pound cutter after cutter after cutter, now