Is Dodgers closer Jansen the new Mike Marshall?

With his 18th appearance of the season on Thursday, Kenley Jansen is on pace to pitch in 101 games.

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But as Jay Jaffe knows as well as anyone, Jansen is most assuredly not some 21st century version of Marshall. When Marshall pitched in 106 games, 40 years ago, he also threw 208 innings. When Marshall pitched in 92 games the year before, he threw 179 innings. Meanwhile, Jansen’s on pace for 101 games … and 84 innings.

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