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Dodgers Nation Poll Results: Roberts and Bats Trend Down, Pitching Trends Up

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts #30 visits the mound in the ninth inning during Game 4 of the 2018 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

This is the third installment of our Dodgers #DNApprovalRatings series.

Previous weeks:

Let’s get into it!

Dave Roberts

Last week, the stats stood at 72% yes, 9% no, and 19% undecided.

Not much has changed with the approval ratings of manager Dave Roberts and for good reason. Although some of his managerial decisions have been questionable, he is still leading one of the best and hottest teams in the sport.

Offense

Last week, the stats stood at 86% yes, 6% no, and 8% undecided.

The approval ratings of the Dodgers’ offense have not changed a dramatic amount over the last week. As the club maintains their hot-hitting agenda, it should be expected that the approval ratings should somewhat plateau and remain at a high mark.

Bullpen

Last week, the stats stood at 14% yes, 60% no, and 26% undecided.

The approval ratings of the bullpen are the ones that saw the biggest shift, albeit just a 6-7% swing. The bullpen is still very lowly rated by those polled as in past weeks, but the ratings on the rise are a good thing.

Starting Pitching

Last week, the stats stood at 71% yes, 10% no, 19% undecided.

The approval ratings of the starting pitching staff have not moved a ton either. Just a little increase. The staff has been fine and have led the club to a few wins over the last week.

Thoughts

Dave Roberts and the offense are on the way down, but both sections of the pitching corps are on the way up. When you have a club that sits at 20 wins — more than any other team in baseball — it’s hard to have serious issues with the product on the field. However, there undoubtedly is more in the tank for the club, and that would be an area of underlying frustration for the fan base as we head into May.

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Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics and Broadcast Journalism dual major at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Update on the opposing pitching matchups. More LHPs face the Dodgers. After already facing Pomeranz, tonight Baumgarner, the Dodgers next stop is San Diego May3-5, Lauer,Lucchesi,Margevicius. They come home to face Atlanta’s Max Fried(May6). That would be 6 games in 7 days the Dodgers will face a LHP. No Pederson batting lead-off. When Pederson does make an appearance as a PH, he will rusty, I would expect him to be non-productive i.e. strike-out a lot. The Dodgers right-handed hitters will need to be productive thats Turner,Hernandez,Barnes/Martin or this week could get ugly for the Dodgers i.e. consecutive losses!

    • And Dodgers will be facing more and more lefty starters and relievers now that the NL KNOWS the Dodgers are WAY SHORT of any real RH bats. Replacing Pollock’s spot with Beaty really upset me to the point that I didn’t even care to watch last night’s game but did anyway. Roberts even admits that Beaty is not the ‘ideal’ replacement for Pollock’s RH bat. Ok , fine but nobody is putting a gun to Andy’s stupid head and demanding that he turn this roster into an all LH hitting team!

  2. You forgot to include the approval rating for the author of this column. My review is “disapproved “

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