LAD – by the numbers 07/04/16
Dodgers starters have figured in the winning decision four games in a row, the last time they accomplished that was May 22nd – May 25. That was done by Stripling, Kershaw, Bolsinger, and Kazmir. Only Kazmir is still in the rotation, and Kazmir was once again part of the current quartet to pull if off, Maeda, Norris, Kazmir, and McCarthy.
Brandon McCarthy is still undefeated as a Dodger, picking up his first win of 2016, coming off of his 3 – 0 record in 2015. McCarthy had a game score of 70 yesterday, which matched his best game score of 2015 on April 19th, also against Colorado, also at home.
Corey Seager removed all suspense about his hitting streak when he singled in the 1st inning, extending his hitting streak to sixteen games. Corey is now tied with Marcell Ozuna for the longest hitting streak of 2016. Corey’s hitting streak is the longest active streak.
Trayce Thompson hit his 13th home run, moving past previous ROY Todd Hollandsworth who hit 12 in 1996. Since seeing his OPS drop to .768 on June 27th, he has raised it back to .796.
Adam Liberatore pitched a scoreless sixth inning yesterday and has not allowed a run in his last 21 games (16.0 IP). Adam is two games away from tying the Dodger record for most consecutive scoreless appearances of 23 set by John Candelaria in 1991.
Dodgers are ten games over .500 for the first time in 2016. The sweep of the Rockies was the fifth sweep of the year for the Dodgers, but just the 2nd time the Rockies have been swept.