Dodgers 2018 July Pitching Breakdown
July is in the books and a familiar face led the Dodgers staff in fWAR for the first time this year. In a normal Dodger year, Clayton Kershaw would lead the Dodgers in fWAR about five out of six months but it took until July for Clayton to take his accustomed spot at the top of the Dodger monthly fWAR leaderboard.
Only six pitchers made starts in July as everyone returned to health and all of them were a plus which is a good reason why the Dodgers did not bother to acquire another starter at the deadline.
The bullpen was lead by Scott Alexander but everyone except Daniel Hudson pitched well. Caleb Ferguson and J.T. Chargois were both exceptional. Chargois returned from AAA on fire and did not walk a batter in nine appearances covering twenty-three outs.
With Ferguson and Alexander the two lone lefties the Dodgers can count on right now, adding a pitcher like John Axford who has held lefties to a .555 OPS. It will be interesting to see if Dave Roberts uses him as the splits suggest he should.
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