Kenley Jansen, who was converted from catcher to pitcher almost exactly one year ago, made his major league debut today and did not disappoint. He entered for the Dodgers in a 2-2 tie against the Mets in the seventh inning, and retired the heart of the Mets lineup:
Angel Pagan took one fastball, then swung and missed at two more. David Wright struck out as well, and Carlos Beltran grounded to shortstop Rafael Furcal to end the inning.
Jansen threw almost all fastballs, ranging from 92 to 97 miles per hour, although his ball had quite a bit of movement as well. Jansen became the first Dodger pitcher to strike out the first two hitters of his career since Scott Elbert turned the trick on August 29, 2008.
The game is still tied 2-2 entering the bottom of the eighth.