Anatomy of the Streak

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Here’s more information about how the Dodgers became the red-hot 2017 Dodgers.  Again, the Wins/Losses by month:

April 14-12
May 19-9
June 21-7
July 20-3
August 11-3 Total 2017 85-34

Starting on June 7th, the Dodgers have run off a streak of 50-9, at a pace of winning 85% of 59 games.  They have not lost a series since losing the June 5-7 series at home to the Washington Nationals.  So what changed?  Who is in and who is out, when, and what’s the Dodgers record since?

Chris Taylor joined the 25-man roster on April 19th; the Dodgers are 78-26 since then.

Alex Wood moved from the bullpen to the starting rotation on April 21st; the Dodgers are 77-26 since then.

Cody Bellinger was promoted on April 25th; the Dodgers are 76-23 since then.

Andrew Toles went on the disabled list on May 9th; the Dodgers are 66-20 since then.

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched a stellar relief game on May 25th; the Dodgers are 58-14 since then (including the May 25th game).

Adrian Gonzalez went on the disabled list (the second time) on June 11th; the Dodgers are 46-9 since then.

Rich Hill was bad early in the season, and he turned it around after June 15th.  Through June 15th, he was 3-3 with a 5.14 ERA and a 1.657 WHIP.  After June 15th, he is 5-1 with a 2.33 ERA and a 0.963 WHIP.  The Dodgers are 44-8 since June 15th.

Chris Hatcher was put on the disabled list after the June 22nd game; the Dodgers are 37-8 since then.

Sergio Romo’s last bullpen appearance was July 8th; the Dodgers are 25-5 since then.

Cody Bellinger had a strong showing in the Home Run Derby on July 10th; the Dodgers are 24-5 since then.

Brandon McCarthy was put on the disabled list on July 20th; the Dodgers are 19-4 since then.

Sergio Romo was traded to the Rays on July 22nd; the Dodgers are 19-3 since then.

Clayton Kershaw went on the disabled list on July 23rd; the Dodgers are 17-3 since then.

Yu Darvish was acquired in a trade on July 31st; the Dodgers are 11-3 since then.

Chris Hatcher was traded to the A’s on August 15th, the Dodgers are 2-0 since then.

DEADLINE DAY

Major League Baseballs Non Waiver Trade Deadline Ends At 4PM ET

Will Darvish, Verlander or Gray, fly to Atlanta to join the Dodgers in the coming hours?

Could a reliever weigh heavily on the minds of the front-office?

If so…what type of prospects and or other pieces will be exchanged?

Will they fore-go a bullpen arm and call up Walker Buehler to assist the club?

Will they add another bat to the mix?

Do they even need to do something big that requires top prospects?

I’ve read that…

Darvish may require top prospects

Verlander will cost money/prospects

Gray will require a battle with the Yankees

 

Hang on to your caps today folks…A storm may be brewing!!

 

Twins Game Two

Last night, the Dodgers returned to their ways of pulling a victory from the jaws of defeat.  This is not the team of Don Mattingly.  This is the team of Doc Roberts, the communicator, the motivator.  This is the team of Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, Justin Turner, and Cody Bellinger.  Those top four hitters (amongst others) never say die and keep on hitting late into the ballgame.  This is the team of Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen, who consistently lay everything on the line to win a ballgame.

Kenta Maeda (R) will be starting against Jose Berrios (R) in the second game of the Dodgers series with the Twins.

Kershaw vs. White Sox

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This is Clayton Kershaw’s fourth start against the Chicago White Sox, but his first start on the Sox home turf in Chicago.  He is 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA versus the Chicago White Sox.

The Dodgers are all kinds of hot going into this series:

Pantone 29-4 over the last 33 games.

Lost to an NL opponent once in the past 33 games.

55-18 since Cody Bellinger joined the club.

39-6 when both Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger start the game.

Swept eleven series this year, including the last three straight.

Won nine straight going into today’s game.

 

Royals @ Dodgers

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Now that Pantone 294 has helped Mike Moustakas get to the All-Star team, Moustakas and the Royals are coming to Dodger Stadium for a pre-ASG three game series.  The Dodgers will be throwing Kenta Maeda, Brandon McCarthy, and Clayton Kershaw at the Royals.  The Royals will be throwing Jason Hammels, Ian Kennedy , and Danny Duffy (lefty) at the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 23-4 in their last 27 games.  The Royals are 18-6 in their last 24 games.  Get ready for another wild series.