Dodgers Run

Cody Bellinger, Yasiel Puig, Justin Turner

Did the Dodgers somehow become a different team after June 6, 2017?  Let’s look at some facts and some numbers.  Chris Taylor was called up from AAA on April 19th.  The Dodgers were 7-8.  The Dodgers then beat the Rockies 4-2 with Taylor hitting two doubles in three at-bats from the eighth batting position.

Cody Bellinger joined the team on April 25th, when the Dodgers were 9-11.  Dodger4life christened Bellinger as “Bombay”.  Later that night, the Dodgers beat the Giants 2-1, and Bombay had a quiet 1-3 night with a single and a walk, batting in the eighth position.

Justin Turner went on the disabled list from May 19th through June 8th.  The Dodgers were 24-18 after May 18th and 36-25 on June 8th.  So the Dodgers were able to go 12-7 without Justin Turner (somehow!).  When Big Red came back on June 9th, the Dodgers were just two wins into their current Red-Hot streak of 46-8.

Chris, Cody, and Justin have teamed up with Corey Seager to make up the best 1-2-3-4 hitters in any lineup that I can remember.  Just for ha-ha’s, here are their offensive numbers (BA/OBP/SLG/OPS/OPS+ with homeruns) prior to tonight’s game:

Chris Taylor .308/.375/.547/.922/139 with 16 homers
Corey Seager .307/.399/.525/.925/141 with 19 homers
Justin Turner .348/.441/.561/1.002/162 with 15 homers
Cody Bombay Bellinger .263/.340/.609/.949/142 with 33 homers

Note that OPS+ compare’s the player’s OPS to the league’s OPS – an OPS+ of 100 is league-average.

Just for ha-ha’s again, here were the 1-2-3-4 hitters for the 1927 Bronx Bombers:

Earle Combs .356/.414/.511/.925/141 with 6 homers
Mark Koenig .285/.320/.382/.702/83 with 3 homers
Babe Ruth .356/.486/.772/1.258/225 with 60 homers
Lou Gehrig .373/.474/.765/1.240/220 with 47 homers
Yikes!  Those 3-4 hitters – who are those guys?

Now add Yasiel Puig as the best #8 hitter in the MLB.  Then add the Dodgers pitching which is leading the NL.  This is why the Dodgers have almost forgotten how to lose.

Let’s look at the Dodgers won-loss records by month for their possible best season ever:

April 14-12
May 19-9
June 21-7
July 20-3
August 7-2 (incomplete)
September ???

Here is the Dodgers’ won-loss record at home versus on the road during their Red-Hot streak:

Home 26-3
Road 20-5

You know, the Dodgers were just not satisfied with their 42-8 streak in 2013, winning 84% of 50 games.  So they had to go on their 2017 Red-Hot streak of 46-8, winning 85% of 54 games.  Oh yeah, it’s not over yet.  They are home for the next five games against the Padres (3 games) and the White Sox (2 games).  The Red-Hot streak continues…


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    • I was navigating the Boise Hawks (Rockies Rookie) page today. (I thought about taking in a game)

      When I seen a familiar name on the site as an alumni-player.

      In 2002 Rich Hill was sent to Boise, by the Cubs, to begin his baseball journey.


  1. Regular Lineup against Lefties:

    1. Chris Taylor (R) CF
    2. Corey Seager (L) SS
    3. Justin Turner (R) 3B
    4. Cody Bellinger (L) 1B
    5. Logan Forsythe (R) 2B
    6. Enrique Hernandez (R) LF
    7. Austin Barnes (R) C
    8. Yasiel Puig (R) RF
    9. Rich Hill (L) P


  2. Definitely not a typical game for the Dodger offense, at least so far. Just a lot of frustrated hitters slamming bats and helmets while mouthing expletives.

    And Orel is funny: he blames the cool air for the warning track power off the Dodger bats less than 10 minutes after two Padre home runs. Climate change?

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    • I like how Orel paints a picture of Baez throwing lightning bolt’s like Zeus with the precision and accuracy of London’s Big Ben, then goes silent when he serves up a ding! ding! Dinger!!

      Orel sits there trying to behave and be politically correct, but he can’t, he usually just kind’a hums a little “verbal” tune.


      • In his defense…

        They have a lot of air-time to cover.
        He has to walk a tight rope between praise and nay’s…

        They are still among the best in baseball. It’s not boring, it’s not overpowering, plus the harmonious tones coming from both Davis (MC Joey D) and Hershiser (Psych 55) are pleasant.

        What is with Nomar being out in the bleacher seats though? He’s not co-mingling with the crowd. He just sits there, like he used to do, next to the other two guys. Why not just build him a treehouse up and around the three sisters? Why was Nomar 86’d/45’d from the press-box anyhow? Do I need to call-up ‘da boys and have em roll two wheels, up and around the grounds…cause we got Nomars back!!


  3. I finally broke down and went to my local pub.

    a) I love beer
    b) I love beer
    c) I love beer

    They put in 4 good sized tv’s. Best part is I had them all to myself, if you don’t count the retired biker chic…

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  4. Since the All Star Break, Pederson has a .618 OPS and Forsythe is even worse at .581. Those two have basically sucked since the break and neither was great before the break. They both need to get their bats out of their asses.

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  5. I’ve been kind of hoping for a bit of a slump lately. No way can they keep this pace up all summer long and still win the last game of the year. Let’s get the eventual slump over with and hit October in high gear.

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