It’s not easy to homer off of Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen. Opposing batters hit only four of them during the regular season, spanning 68 2/3 innings pitched by the right-hander.
Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth didn’t seem to have any trouble lining up a cutter that didn’t cut in the top of the ninth inning of Game 3, played at Dodger Stadium on Monday afternoon. With the Nats leading 4-3, Werth padded the lead and kickstarted what would become a four-run inning by launching a home run that would have traveled an estimated 450 feet if it didn’t hit the seats first, according to Statcast.
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Werth now has 15 career home runs in the postseason, ranking fifth among active players, per Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post.
The Nationals went on to win 8-3, taking 2-1 lead over the Dodgers in the NLDS. They’ll have a chance to clinch on Tuesday.