The Dodgers hit more home runs on September 18, 2006 (in the 4+1 game) than they hit in the entire month of June.
I’m guessing that it’s been a while since the Dodgers had as many triples as home runs in a month. Not to mention the same amount of hit batters.
Leaving aside the small-sample MVP performance at the plate by Chad Billingsley, this is what we have …
In his Dodger career, Juan Pierre had a .339 on-base percentage, .357 slugging percentage and .696 OPS. Except for A.J. Ellis’ .380 OBP, every other Dodger in June was below the Pierre lines. (Pierre, by the way, OPSed .738 for the Phillies in June.)
As a team, the Dodgers OPSed .571. The only pitchers last year to hold opponents to an OPS below .571 were Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander.
The Dodgers had 191 hits in 899 at-bats. Steve Garvey had seven seasons in which he had more than 191 hits.
Juan Uribe went 5 for 42 with no walks.
Dee Gordon and Tony Gwynn Jr. managed to hit into seven double plays.
Gwynn’s .229 batting average was the second-best on the team. Every Dodger regular not named Juan hit between .200 and .230 in June.
With all that, the Dodgers were having a winning month until their current seven-game losing streak began.
Tonight could become the first night of 2012 that the Dodgers haven’t been in line for a postseason berth. They are currently tied with the Mets for the No. 2 wild-card position, .001 behind Pittsburgh.