Alex Wood closing in on most LAD wins in May

With four wins in May, Alex Wood has a decent shot at matching the most wins in May for an LAD. Fifteen times a player has won five games in May.  According to the schedule, Wood has only one more start scheduled for May. If he was to win his fifth game in five starts he’d be the only LAD to accomplish five wins in May in only five starts.
Notes:

  • Sandy Koufax did it four times
  • Charlie Hough did twice without starting any games
  • Don Drysdale did it three times
  • Fernando did it in 1982 not 1981
  • Clayton Kershaw did it last year

 

Player                Year  G W  ERA GS   IP  OPS
Ramon Martinez        1991  6 5 3.07  6 41.0 .628
Sandy Koufax          1963  6 5 1.52  6 47.1 .428
Sandy Koufax          1966  6 5 1.55  6 46.1 .502
Sandy Koufax          1961  8 5 2.74  7 49.1 .601
Don Drysdale          1965  8 5 2.51  7 57.1 .549
Fernando Valenzuela   1982  6 5 2.34  6 50.0 .594
Charlie Hough         1976 11 5 2.28  0 23.2 .633
Sandy Koufax          1965  7 5 2.05  7 61.1 .499
Clayton Kershaw       2016  6 5 0.91  6 49.2 .354
Don Drysdale          1964  8 5 1.83  8 64.0 .530
Don Sutton            1975  7 5 1.35  7 60.0 .442
Charlie Hough         1974  8 5 0.49  0 18.1 .328
Claude Osteen         1970  7 5 3.21  7 56.0 .664
Kevin Brown           2003  6 5 1.02  6 44.0 .451
Don Drysdale          1968  8 5 0.53  8 68.0 .436

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Generated 5/22/2017.

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5 Comments

  1. Mike Sacha

    So dominated by pitchers from our youth. Interesting.

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  2. Four man rotation, kind of impressive to find anyone on this list after 1980. I still love the Hough stat.

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    • Just noticed that Charlie did it in 1974. Which means he was setting up Mike Marshall. 18 IP, 5 wins, someone was pitching in close game that month.

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  3. Mike Sacha

    Right. Duh. Sorry to waste your time. In my defense, I have a bad head cold. ✌️

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    • Wood has made only four starts. So if he can win his fifth game in his fifth start he’d be the only starting pitcher on the list who did it in five starts. It does not look like he’ll get six starts in May.

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