NLDS thoughts and stats

If there was an NLDS MVP I would think that Justin Turner would get the vote, though I also think that Austin Barnes was almost as important. Turner also looked very nifty at 3rd this series.

Last night the corner infielders were putting on a defensive clinic.

For the most part, the Dodgers got on base up and down the lineup with the exception being Curtis Granderson. Bellinger didn’t have a great offensive series but he had himself a game in game three.

Puig was locked in and looked as scary at the plate as I’d remembered since June of 2014.

Things are going well when your starting catcher loses his job not because of poor performance but simply because the backup catcher thinks he’s Johnny Bench right now.

Seager didn’t hit the ball hard, but he did walk four times in three games helping set the stage for Justin Turner and Puig to drive in nine runs.

Logan Forsythe was a factor, leaving the Dodgers with only one hole, left field.

I understand Roberts wanting to keep Andre on the bench for a key pinch-hitting role.  With Curtis Granderson being the only thing to complain about he got some grief on twitter but like Roberts and a few of his other supporters, I do think he’s going to make a positive impact at some point in this series. It just smells right.

Name                  AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR  RBI   BB   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS
Cody Bellinger        14    3    3    0    0    1    2    1 .214  .267  .429  .695
Chris Taylor          13    3    3    1    0    0    1    2 .231  .333  .308  .641
Justin Turner         13    1    6    0    0    1    5    1 .462  .533  .692 1.226
Yasiel Puig           11    0    5    1    1    0    4    2 .455  .538  .727 1.266
Corey Seager          11    3    3    0    1    0    2    4 .273  .467  .455  .921
Logan Forsythe         9    4    4    0    0    0    1    1 .444  .500  .444  .944
Austin Barnes          8    4    4    1    0    1    3    1 .500  .556 1.000 1.556
Curtis Granderson      8    1    1    0    0    0    0    0 .125  .125  .125  .250
Yasmani Grandal        4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0 .000  .000  .000  .000
Enrique Hernandez      3    1    1    1    0    0    0    1 .333  .500  .667 1.167
Chase Utley            2    0    0    0    0    0    0    2 .000  .500  .000  .500
Kyle Farmer            1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0 .000  .000  .000  .000
Andre Ethier           0    0    0    0    0    0    0         1             1.000
Totals               104   20   31    4    2    3   18   16 .298  .397  .462  .858

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/10/2017.

On the pitching side, all of the starters did their job because we don’t expect much from starters in 2017.  It really does appear that Kershaw should never see the 7th inning again.  Another great start was throttled by the need to try to get him through the 7th and there really isn’t any need for it. The bullpen is good.  As expected Ross Stripling saw no action. It was also nice that Alex Wood didn’t see any action.

Kenta Maeda certainly looks like someone you can count on in a relief role. He pitched like a boss last night. Next time you feel the need to use Clayton in the 7th, take a deep breath and make sure you have Kenta warmed up and ready to start the inning instead. I don’t care what the score. No Hitter, I Don’t care.

                      
Name               G   ERA   IP    H   ER   BB   SO  WHIP
Clayton Kershaw    1  5.68  6.1    5    4    3    7 1.263
Yu Darvish         1  1.80  5.0    2    1    0    7 0.400
Rich Hill          1  4.50  4.0    3    2    3    4 1.500
Kenley Jansen      3  0.00  3.2    2    0    1    4 0.818
Brandon Morrow     3  2.45  3.2    2    1    0    1 0.545
Kenta Maeda        2  0.00  2.0    0    0    0    4 0.000
Tony Cingrani      2  0.00  1.0    0    0    0    0 0.000
Tony Watson        2 18.00  1.0    3    2    0    0 3.000
Josh Fields        1  0.00  0.1    1    0    0    1 3.000
Totals            16  3.33 27.0   18   10    7   28 0.926

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/10/2017.

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2 Comments

  1. 68elcamino427

    Count me as a member of the Doc Roberts Marching & Chowder Society.

    What an outstanding job he has done during his tenure as manager of the Dodgers.

    It is great to have someone running the team who you can believe in.
    This goes for the FO too.

    Roberts is almost too good to be true.

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    • Like any manager, he has driven me crazy, but clearly, he knows more than I do. He has also done things, (maybe with advice from the FO) that I don’t think conventional managers would do. I think that would make a nice column.

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