in

Dodgers Starting Pitchers In The Midst of Incredible Stretch

Starting pitching locked in for the Dodgers.

While Dodgers’ sluggers like Cody Bellinger and others put up video game numbers, it’s easy to bypass what the starting pitchers have been doing.

Therefore – it’s not lost on those who cover the team – like Bill Plunkett of the OC Register. Plunkett released a tweet after Sunday’s victory in Cincinnati. Within this start, Hyun-Jin Ryu extended his scoreless innings streak to 31 innings.

Furthermore, just look at the numbers over the last 22 games:

Think about this for a moment.

  • In the past 22 games, a Dodgers’ starter has been charged with a loss only twice.
  • In 140.1 innings – 144 strikeouts have been recorded – better than one an inning.
  • Across that same timespan, the starting staff has issued just 18 walks.
  • Altogether, a 2.05 ERA is the result over this dominant stretch.

And so if you wonder why the Dodgers are sitting comfortably atop the National League at 31-17, a lot of the reason is their starting staff has been dominant.

Surely – the huge home runs are fun – even I fall prey to loving those the most. However if we are trying to tell the true full story of this chapter of Dodger baseball, someone is owed credit for assembling this staff. Moreover, it’s worth asking if the staff itself is the true MVP of this club right now.

Indeed Ryu, Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Kenta Maeda, and Rich Hill have gone beyond just giving their team a chance to win.

What these numbers mean over this span of dominance is clear. The Dodgers have a starting staff that is as strong at the back-end as it is out front.

While we may spend a lot of time giving attention to the bats – let the record state that the pitchers are being given their well-deserved credit. The sky is the limit if this continues.

Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Loading…

0

Comments

0 Leave a Comment

Dodgers Outfield Scores High Marks In Advanced Metrics

Dodgers: Top 10 Longest Scoreless Innings Streaks in L.A. Dodgers History