Dodgers Dugout: Here’s an incredible Dodgers throwing number

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is HoustonMitchelland take a look at the Dodgers’ incredible throwing this season.

When the real games started, there was concern (including this same bulletin) about the lack of depth in the starting rotation. And, while the lack of depth is still an issue, the fact is, the rotation has been stellar, and when Andrew Heane went on the IL, Tyler Anderson stepped in and was very successful.

The bullpen has also been fantastic, leading to what is a pretty amazing stat. Look at the fewest runs allowed by an NL team this season:

Dodgers, 60 (2.31 per game)
St. Louis, 97 (3.46)
New York, 100 (3.33)
Milwaukee, 102 (3.42)
Miami, 103 (3.68)
San Francisco, 107 (3.82)
San Diego, 112 (3.86)
Arizona, 112 (3.86)
League average: 119 (4.19)

In last place is Cincinnati, which allowed 179 (6.39 per game), which helps explain why the Reds are 5-23.

Let’s look at ERA

Dodgers, 2.07
New York, 3.24
Milwaukee, 3.25
Miami, 3.32
Arizona, 3.33
St. Louis, 3.45
League average: 3.92

ERA starting pitcher

Dodgers, 1.83
Arizona, 2.21
New York, 3.05
San Diego, 3.08
Milwaukee, 3.35
Miami, 3.50
San Francisco, 3.68
St. Louis, 3.72
Worst: Cincinnati, 8.54

ERA lifter

Dodgers, 2.42
Miami, 3.05
Milwaukee, 3.08
St. Louis, 3.11
Atlanta, 3.28
Chicago, 3.46
San Francisco, 3.47
New York, 3.53
Worst: Cincinnati, 4.92

Those are incredible numbers for the Dodgers, and probably unsustainable. And the Dodgers also lead the league in points scored per game (5.15). Besides, I’m glad I don’t write a newsletter for the Cincinnati Reds.

The Dodgers’ worst ERA this season is 5.40 per Garrett Cleavinger, who pitched 1.2 innings and is now in the minors. After it’s 4.50 Michael White (8 IP, on IL) and 4.09 by Evan Phillips (11 PI). Only one other launcher (Justin Bruhlsent to miners on Sunday) has an MPM greater than 3.00.

The problem with Justin Turner

He cut his hair too short. There you go, problem solved.

100 starts

Walker Buehler started his 100th game Sunday, becoming the 68th Dodger and the 35th LA Dodger, to start 100 games. Barring injury, he should have around 25 more starts this season, which will see him move up the roster quickly. The Dodgers he could tie or pass:

47. Hyun-Jin Ryu, 125 starts
47. Sherry Smith, 125
49.George Bell, 124
50. Andy Messersmith, 123
51. Curt Davis, 122
52.Al Downing, 120
52. Tom Lovett, 120
52. Odalis Perez, 120 years old
55. Tim Belcher, 119
56. Jesse Petty, 118
57. Dutch Ruether, 117
58. Rube Marquard, 115
58. Brad Penny, 115
60. Kiroki Kuroda, 114 years old
61. Darren Dreifort, 113
62. Rick Honeycutt, 108
63. Roger Craig, 103
63. Kenta Maeda, 103
65. Hal Gregg, 101
66. Walker Buhler, 100
66. Dan Daub, 100
66. Doug McWeeny, 100

The leader is, of course, Don Suttonwith 533 starts for the Dodgers.

injury report

COVID-19 IT

David Price, LHP. Price will travel to the facility in Arizona to develop his arm strength and is expected to be back by the middle of this month.

Michael WhiteRHP, joined the Oklahoma City triple-A to build up their arm strength.

10 days IL

Victor González, HPL, left elbow inflammation. He’s going to have an elbow arthroscopy this week and his return date depends on what they find.

Andrew Heaney, LHP, left shoulder discomfort. He was allowed to take the throw again. This will eventually lead to pitching a mound and then a minor league rehab assignment. If all goes well, he will be back in June.

Blake Treinen, RHP, right shoulder discomfort. He still has shoulder pain and Dave Roberts said on Sunday he probably won’t be back until the All-Star break.

60 days IL

Caleb Ferguson, LHP, Tommy John surgery. Started a rehab assignment with Oklahoma City on April 28 and has a 13.50 ERA after two innings. Maybe back this month. His last game with the Dodgers dates back to September 15, 2020.

Danny Dufy, LHP, left elbow. He throws painlessly and could be back after the All-Star break. Back being a relative term since he never pitched for the Dodgers.

Dustin May, RHP, Tommy John surgery. May throws a mound and started to mix up breaking pitches among her fastballs. He is still expected to return in August or September.

jimmy nelson, RHP, Tommy John surgery. He’s extremely unlikely to pitch for the Dodgers this season.

List of 26 men

The current roster of 26 players:

Pitchers (14)
*Tyler Anderson
Phil Bickford
Walker Buhler
*Robbie Erlin
Tony Gonsolin
Brusdar Graterol
Daniel Hudson
Tommy Kahnle
*Clayton Kershaw
Craig Kimbrel
Reyes Moronte
Evan Phillips
*Julio Urías
*Alex Vesia
*-left-handed

Seekers (2)
austin barnes
Will Smith

Inner fields (7)
Hanser Alberto
Freddie Freeman
Gavin Lux
Max Muncy
Edwin Rios
Justin Turner
Trea Turner

Voltigeurs (3)
Cody Bellinger
Mookie Bets
Chris Taylor

These names sound familiar

A look at the performance of players who were with the Dodgers last season this season for other teams (through Sunday):

Matt Beaty, Padres, 37 at-bats, .108/.175/.189, 11 OPS+

Josiah Gray, Nationals, 4-2, 3.45 ERA, 31.1 IP, 25 hits, 16 walks, 34K

Kenley Jansen, Braves, 0-0, 3.27 ERA, 11 IP, 6 hits, 2 walks, 15K, 8 saves

Joe Kelly, White Sox, on the IL

Corey Knebel, Phillies, 0-2, 3.00 ERA, 12 IP, 10 hits, 3 walks, 12 K, 5 saves

Billy McKinney, A’s, 52 batting, .096/.158/.173, 2 OPS+

Sheldon Neuse, A, 92 at bat, .304/.360/.413, 138 OPS+

AJ Pollock, White Sox, 51 at-bats, .176/.204/.216, 27 OPS+

Albert Pujols, Cardinals, 41 at bat, .220/.319/.390, 112 OPS+

Zach Reks, Rangers, 14 at bat, .286/.286/.357, 93 OPS+

Keibert Ruiz, Nationals, 87 at bat, .264/.301/.368, 101 OPS+

Dennis Santana, Rangers, 0-1, 1.29 ERA, 7 IP, 3 hits, 1 walk, 2K

Max Scherzer, Mets, 4-1, 2.92 ERA, 37 IP, 26 hits, 9 walks, 49K

Corey Seager, Rangers, 101 batting, .238/.291/.366, 97 OPS+

Yoshi Tsutsugo, Pirates, 71 at bat, .183/.307/.239, 64 OPS+

Andrew Vasquez, Blue Jays, 0-0, 15.43 ERA, 2.1 IP, 4 hits, 2 walks, 3 K’s, sent to minors

Following

Today: Dodgers (*Julio Urias2-1, 1.88 ERA) at Pittsburgh (*Jose Quintana0-1, 3.38 ERA), 3:30 p.m., SportsNet LA, AM 570, KTNQ 1020

Tuesday: Dodgers (Tony Gonsolin2-0, 1.64 ERA) at Pittsburgh (Bryse Wilson0-1, 3.79 ERA), 3:30 p.m., SportsNet LA, AM 570, KTNQ 1020

Wednesday: Dodgers (TBA) at Pittsburgh (TBA), 9:30 a.m., SportsNet LA, AM 570, KTNQ 1020

*-left-handed

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