Dodger notes as they take aim on the Rockies
Lots of great stuff came through the daily Dodger press release this afternoon. One of the great secrets of a Dodger broadcast is that the Dodgers provide boatloads of stats for the broadcasters to refer to during a game. You can be sure that Joe and Orel will sample many of the stats found below.
I normally would take some of these stats to write a column around but with the Dodgers so hot, there are just too many nuggets to work with, so here is the Dodger Press Release. Remember all these stats were compiled by the Dodgers for the media. I think I can release them as they were written.
This is the first time in the divisional era (since 1969) that 3+ teams in the same division have all had a .615+ win percentage through games of June 22. SOURCE: STATS, LLC
The club’s last eight-game winning streak was from Aug. 7-17, 2013, when they were in the midst of a 42-8 stretch.
The Dodgers have won eight consecutive games at Dodger Stadium, their most since recording 10 straight victories at home from June 17-July 5, 2016. The club is 29-10 (.744) at home this season, which is the best mark in the Major Leagues. The club is 40-11 (.784) in its last 51 games at the Ravine since Sept. 3, 2016, which is the best home record in the Majors during that span.
In 20 games during the month of June, the Dodgers own the best record in the Major Leagues at 15-5 (.750).
The Dodgers’ +123 run differential is the best in the Major Leagues, three runs better than the Houston Astros (+117).
The Dodgers have homered in 14 straight games. The last time the Dodgers homered in 15 straight games was from June 7-22, 1977.
The Dodgers’ 15 homers in the Mets’ series were the most hit in a series in franchise history, besting the 14 blasts they hit at Coors Field from Sept. 25-28, 1997.
Cody Bellinger extended his career-high hitting streak last night to eight games and is slashing .303/.376/.829 with 17 runs, seven doubles, 11 home runs and 20 RBI in 20 June games. Bellinger leads the Majors in home runs and slugging percentage during June and his 11 home runs this month are the most by a Dodger rookie in a single month.
Since his promotion on April 25, Bellinger leads the Majors in home runs (22) while ranking second in RBI (49) and fourth in slugging percentage (.665).
LONG MAY YOU SCORE RUNS: The Dodgers have scored six or more runs in each of their last six contests. That is one away from their longest streak since moving to Los Angeles:
LA Dodgers, Most Consec Games w/ 6+ Runs – Since 1958
Los Angeles Dodgers 7 06/26/2001 – 07/02/2001
Los Angeles Dodgers 6 06/17/2017 – ACTIVE
Los Angeles Dodgers 6 05/17/2012 – 05/22/2012
Seven other streaks of 6
The 54 runs the club has scored over that six-game stretch are the most they have tallied in a six-game span in more than 20 years, with the last 54+ run outburst coming from June 29—July 4, 1996, when they plated 56 runs against the Rockies and Padres. SOURCE: STATS , LLC