LAD first half leadersboards – sOPS+ against

If you thought Alex Wood was having a season that could be used in the same breath as Sandy Koufax and Clayton you are correct.

12 LAD seasons from a pitcher with a first half sOPS+ against of 50 or less. Kershaw and Koufax have had six of them. Alex Wood joins Jerry Reuss as the only other left-hander on the list besides the statues.

Player               Split Year sOPS+  W L  W-L%  ERA GS    IP
Clayton Kershaw   1st Half 2016    28 11 2  .846 1.79 16 121.0
Alex Wood         1st Half 2017    30 10 0 1.000 1.67 13  80.2
Jerry Reuss       1st Half 1980    37  9 2  .818 1.96 11 105.2
Sandy Koufax      1st Half 1963    38 14 3  .824 1.73 20 156.1
Hideo Nomo        1st Half 1995    38  6 1  .857 1.99 13  90.1
Sandy Koufax      1st Half 1964    42 12 4  .750 1.73 18 140.2
Clayton Kershaw   1st Half 2013    43  8 6  .571 1.98 20 145.1
Zack Greinke      1st Half 2015    43  8 2  .800 1.39 18 123.1
Sandy Koufax      1st Half 1962    44 13 4  .765 2.15 21 167.2
Don Sutton        1st Half 1972    45 12 5  .706 1.90 19 156.0
Clayton Kershaw   1st Half 2014    45 11 2  .846 1.78 14  96.1
Kevin Brown       1st Half 2000    46  8 2  .800 2.38 17 125.0

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/10/2017.

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1 Comment

  1. 68elcamino427

    Love thsses comparisons.
    They provide a great perspective for what we are seeing Wood do.

    When pitchers like Kershaw and Wood can consistently wiggle off the hook when challenged with runners on base and no out, it’s a big relief.
    Meanwhile they make short work of their opponents for the majority of the balance of their efforts.

    Guys who make it look so easy can make it easy to underappreciate just how great what they are accomplishing in the moment is …

    Like

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