It isn’t your imagination if you think this version of the Los Angeles Dodgers loves the month of June. It was the same for this group in June of 2017 when they slugged fifty-three home runs. Of course, home runs aren’t the only offensive stat, and they actually had a better OPS in July while driving in forty runs less in five fewer games. Pass me the dingers and hold the OPS.
June 2017 Dodger Splits:
Split GS PA HR RBI OPS TB April/March 26 985 28 101 .743 352 May 28 1079 34 151 .791 420 June 28 1097 53 146 .821 454 July 23 869 35 105 .840 374 August 27 1038 36 115 .733 368 Sept/Oct 30 1123 35 112 .710 394
2018 is not proving any different for this group. The two biggest changes from the June 2017 team and the 2018 team have been the additions of Max Muncy/Matt Kemp with the subtractions being Corey Seager. That huge subtraction has not made a dent in the Dodgers June offensive production. The Dodgers have already hit more home runs in June in nine games than they did the whole month of April. They are only five home runs back of the thirty-one total in the month of May. In nine games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 2018 Dodger splits:
Split GS PA HR RBI OPS TB April/March 28 1120 25 125 .723 394 May 28 1039 31 102 .690 353 June 9 355 26 67 .966 188
This is what the team did in June of 2017:
This is what the team is doing so far in June of 2018:
I’ve been calling this group of Dodgers the Fab Five (Muncy/Kemp/Puig/Joc/Cody) for good reason.
As you can see the Fab Five dominate the top five spots but Chris Taylor is making a push to call them the Sweet Six or Sexy Six.
Six full-time players with an OPS over .900 after nine games in June. No wonder it doesn’t matter who starts, the Dodgers have been pummeling their way to victory with seventy-two runs scored versus forty-seven runs allowed in just nine games giving them a 7 – 2 record for the month of June.