Successful offensive May is in the books

Overall Record 33 wins / 21 losses

May Record – 19 wins / 9 losses

Position – 1st place /  half a game in front of the both the Rockies and Diamondbacks

Dodgers led the NL in runs scored in May with 159, averaging 5.67 runs per game.  That was forty-seven more runs scored in April, with only two additional games.

May Hitting stats for 2017:

Player                 OPS  PA  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG
Austin Barnes        1.031  36  7  9  5  0  1   6  7  4 .310 .444 .586
Chase Utley           .974  83  9 22  3  3  3  14  8 13 .314 .402 .571
Chris Taylor          .941 107 20 29  5  0  4  14 17 28 .322 .430 .511
Yasmani Grandal       .897  91  9 29 10  0  2  16  5 20 .337 .374 .523
Cody Bellinger        .880 118 22 26  5  1  9  27 11 40 .245 .314 .566
Enrique Hernandez     .878  69 15 16  9  0  2  11  8 14 .271 .353 .525
Brett Eibner          .856  20  3  4  0  0  2   6  1  9 .222 .300 .556
Franklin Gutierrez    .839  26  4  6  1  0  1   4  4  6 .273 .385 .455
Andrew Toles          .825  26  5  9  2  0  0   2  1  4 .360 .385 .440
Justin Turner         .808  63  9 17  2  0  0   5  8 11 .333 .435 .373
Corey Seager          .758 116 21 25  7  0  2   7 17 24 .255 .371 .388
Adrian Gonzalez       .677  55  2 14  4  0  1  10  1 12 .269 .273 .404
Logan Forsythe        .664  32  2  4  1  0  1   3  7  8 .160 .344 .320
Yasiel Puig           .646  97 16 20  2  0  4  16  6 23 .222 .268 .378
Joc Pederson          .588  64  9 10  3  0  1   4  6 15 .182 .297 .291
Scott Van Slyke       .582  11  1  1  0  0  1   1  1  3 .100 .182 .400

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/1/2017.

Hitting standouts:

  • Chase Utley with 3 doubles/ 3 triples / 3 home runs
  • Seven players with a slug% over .500
  • Every bench player except SVS had an OPS over .800
  • Kiké with nine doubles in only 69 plate appearances
  • Cody Bellinger led offense in runs scored, homer runs, RBI, and strikeouts
  • Chris Taylor tied for team lead in hits and led team with most walks
  • Grandal tied for team lead in hits and led the team in doubles with ten.

Hitting Notes:

  • Grandal only walked five times preferring to swing the bat in May
  • The Dodgers had an exceptional offense in May with their best hitter Cory Seager merely being ordinary.
  • Puig only hit four home runs but that was good enough for second on the team for the month.
  • Adrian Gonzalez walked one time in fifty-five plate appearances.  I suspect this was his lowest OBP of his career for a month.

Hitters who might qualify for historic LAD May Leaderboards:

  • Bellinger with his nine home runs
  • Bellinger with his twenty-seven RBI
  • Grandal / Taylor with twenty-nine hits
  • Grandal with ten doubles

We will find out later today as I work my way through this May.

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. 68elcamino427

    I was walking to the baseball park one day
    In the merry, merry month of May …

    OPS overall
    1.031 Barnes
    .974 Utley
    .941 Taylor
    .897 Grandal
    .880 Bellinger
    .878 Hernandez
    .856 Eibner
    .839 Gutierrez
    .825 Toles
    .808 Turner
    .758 Seager
    .677 Gonzalez
    .664 Forsythe
    .646 Puig
    .588 Pederson

    Top Potential Line Up Participants , by the OPS Numbers
    vs RHP
    C Barnes
    1B Grandal
    2B Utley
    3B Hernandez
    SS Seager
    IF Bellinger
    CF Taylor
    RF Puig

    vs LHP
    C Barnes
    1B Bellinger
    2B Forsythe
    3B Hernandez
    SS Seager
    LF Gutierrez
    CF Taylor
    RF Eibner

    Turner will return someday …

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