Dodgers in August have been a team of Clayton Kershaws with sub-2.00 ERA

Red Sox at Dodgers, 1:05 p.m.

Clayton Kershaw has thrown exactly the same number of innings in 2013 that the Dodgers have thrown in August: 198 1/3. And the dominance for each is almost exactly the same.

Dodgers in August vs. Clayton Kershaw in 2013:

W L ERA IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
Team Total – Aug. 19 3 1.86 198.1 166 48 41 11 45 7 176 4 0 5 789 1.064 8.0 3.91
W L ERA IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
Clayton Kershaw 13 7 1.72 198.1 127 43 38 9 43 2 188 1 1 9 751 0.857 8.5 4.37

Dodger pitching since August 1:

Rk W L ERA G SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP WP WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
1 Ronald Belisario 1 0 0.00 9 0 6.2 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0.750 9.5
2 Brian Wilson 0 0 0.00 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.000 18.0
3 Stephen Fife 1 0 0.00 1 0 5.1 7 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 1.688 8.4 2.50
4 Carlos Marmol 0 0 0.00 7 0 6.2 4 0 0 0 4 0 6 0 1 1.200 8.1 1.50
5 Kenley Jansen 0 0 0.87 10 8 10.1 2 1 1 0 2 0 18 0 0 0.387 15.7 9.00
6 Clayton Kershaw 3 1 0.90 4 0 30.0 17 4 3 0 8 0 27 0 2 0.833 8.1 3.38
7 Paco Rodriguez 1 0 0.93 10 1 9.2 5 1 1 1 2 0 13 0 0 0.724 12.1 6.50
8 Zack Greinke 4 0 0.96 4 0 28.0 23 3 3 1 6 0 21 1 0 1.036 6.8 3.50
9 Chris Withrow 1 0 1.69 7 0 10.2 6 2 2 1 1 0 13 0 1 0.656 11.0 13.00
10 Hyun-jin Ryu 3 1 2.03 4 0 26.2 27 7 6 1 3 1 21 0 0 1.125 7.1 7.00
11 Ricky Nolasco 4 0 2.08 5 0 30.1 25 10 7 4 5 0 24 2 0 0.989 7.1 4.80
12 J.P. Howell 0 0 2.84 9 0 6.1 5 2 2 0 4 1 4 0 1 1.421 5.7 1.00
13 Chris Capuano 1 0 5.23 4 0 20.2 32 13 12 1 5 3 12 0 0 1.790 5.2 2.40
14 Brandon League 0 1 6.00 8 0 6.0 7 5 4 2 3 1 3 0 0 1.667 4.5 1.00
Team Total 19 3 1.86 83 9 198.1 166 48 41 11 45 7 176 4 5 1.064 8.0 3.91

Dodger pitching since the All-Star break:

Rk W L ERA G SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP WP WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
1 Brian Wilson 0 0 0.00 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.000 18.0
2 Jose Dominguez 0 0 0.00 3 0 2.0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.000 0.0
3 Stephen Fife 1 0 0.00 1 0 5.1 7 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 1.688 8.4 2.50
4 Paco Rodriguez 1 0 0.68 16 1 13.1 7 2 1 1 2 0 17 1 0 0.675 11.5 8.50
5 Kenley Jansen 1 0 0.98 18 13 18.1 4 2 2 0 3 0 27 0 0 0.382 13.3 9.00
6 Clayton Kershaw 5 1 1.02 7 0 53.0 30 7 6 2 8 0 49 0 4 0.717 8.3 6.13
7 Chris Withrow 2 0 1.38 10 0 13.0 7 2 2 1 2 0 16 0 1 0.692 11.1 8.00
8 Ronald Belisario 2 1 1.50 17 0 12.0 9 3 2 0 5 1 11 1 0 1.167 8.3 2.20
9 Zack Greinke 4 1 1.88 7 0 48.0 41 10 10 4 10 0 35 2 2 1.063 6.6 3.50
10 Ricky Nolasco 4 0 2.40 7 0 41.1 35 14 11 4 11 0 31 2 1 1.113 6.8 2.82
11 Hyun-jin Ryu 5 1 2.54 6 0 39.0 38 12 11 2 6 1 33 0 0 1.128 7.6 5.50
12 J.P. Howell 0 0 2.70 13 0 10.0 8 3 3 0 5 2 7 0 1 1.300 6.3 1.40
13 Brandon League 3 1 2.77 13 0 13.0 10 5 4 2 5 1 7 0 1 1.154 4.8 1.40
14 Carlos Marmol 0 0 3.86 9 0 9.1 10 4 4 1 6 0 7 0 2 1.714 6.8 1.17
15 Chris Capuano 1 0 4.83 6 0 31.2 42 18 17 3 6 3 18 0 1 1.516 5.1 3.00
Team Total 29 5 2.12 134 14 310.1 253 82 73 20 71 9 265 6 14 1.044 7.7 3.73
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 8/24/2013.

The last pitcher to throw at least 300 innings with an ERA below 2.20 in a season was Jim Palmer in 1975.

  • ASW1

    One word : Dominance.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      Go BLUE!!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Talk about raising the bar . . . then working to meet it!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    OT — There’s a story on the Fox Sports site speculating about Scioscia’s fate and it mentioned Donnie’s contract is up and would Mike come here. While I never blamed Donnie for the failure at the beginning of the year (it wasn’t as if HE wasn’t hitting with RISP). I would have welcomed Scioscia back in Blue.

    But when I read that this morning, it seemed almost absurd. Sure, I disagree with some of Donnie’s moves, but this group of players was a train wreck into June and the Dodgers were even more of a laughingstock than the Angels (higher payroll).

    Now they are a Team, with a turnaround of historic proportions. Again, it’s not Donnie up there hitting or pitching, but if he was being blamed for the train wreck, doesn’t he deserve some credit for the resurgence?

    • btimmer

      From what I’ve read, the deal with the Angels is that Scioscia and DiPoto don’t get along and the plan is to get rid of one of them at the end of the year.

      And if I were Jerry DiPoto, I’d be looking for incriminating photos of Arte Moreno about now.

      When I watch the Angels now, I spend a lot of time going “Who? Who is that guy?”

      • SaMoDodger

        Can’t blame Scioscia for signing Hailton instead of Greinke. DiPoto won’t last through november.

    • ASW1

      Not likely – the types who like to rail against and blame the Manager, the GM, the Ownership always like to pile on when things are going bad. When things are going good, it’s “in spite” of Mattingly. When Colletti makes a good move (Ethier for Bradley anyone?), the Punto trade, picking up Nolasco, etc – he got lucky.

      • WBBsAs

        I still think Mattingly’s a poor strategist, but the players’ performance has been so good that it hasn’t much mattered. I doubt that he would be missed, unless the owners went with some absurd choice like Ozzie Guillén.

        • nsxtasy

          Given how the Dodgers have done this year, no matter what happens here on out, the chances that Mattingly will be rehired for next year are approximately 99.99999 percent.

          • WBBsAs

            I won’t even bother to deny that.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Ross Porter writes about the night he set the record for longest solo baseball broadcast. http://www.rossporter.net/?p=76

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dodgers Lineup:
    Puig RF
    Ellis 2B
    Gonzalez 1B
    Ramirez SS
    Ellis C
    Ethier CF
    Uribe 3B
    Hairston LF
    Ryu P

    • nsxtasy

      Puig is going to be upset if Ryu gets on base ahead of him… :)

  • nsxtasy

    >> The last pitcher to throw at least 300 innings with an ERA below 2.20 in a season was Jim Palmer in 1975.

    Yes, but individual pitchers no longer pitch 300 innings in a season, ever since MLB teams went to the five-man rotation, which was around 1980, IIRC.

    • nsxtasy

      Steve Carlton was the last pitcher to pitch 300 innings in a season. In 1980.

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

      The point is, it’s kind of an amazing accomplishment to pitch 300 innings with an ERA that low. Pointing out that pitchers don’t pitch 300 innings anymore, which is relatively common knowledge, is beside the point.

      • nsxtasy

        Then you didn’t need to qualify your comparison with that 300-IP threshold. The comparison could have been made with pitchers whose full-season ERA was that low, without such a qualifier. For example, an ERA of 2.20 for a full season would have been sufficient to lead the NL in every year since 1997 except one (2005, and that may have involved some “help”).

        • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

          I was interested in the 300-inning plateau. If you want to do something different on your own, go right ahead. That minimum of innings was part of what I was looking to explore, so you’re wrong to tell me I shouldn’t have done it.

          It’s a piece of trivia, okay? I’m not suggesting it’s the be-all and end-all of baseball history.

  • scooplew

    Amazing set of pitching statistics. Why, even Marmol has been perfect this month. Regarding Jansen, one of the two earned runs that he has allowed since the All-Star break was set up by defensive indifference, which I despise. Anyone know when this entered into baseball (non)-strategy?

    • nsxtasy

      I don’t know, but I HATE it when teams allow a runner to advance by indifference. It makes no sense to me. You’re always better off with a runner on first than on second, and if you have the chance to throw him out, why not do so?

      • scooplew

        Precisely.

      • Bob_Hendley

        I don’t particularly like it either but I understand the notion, which is that you are more concered about the batter getting on. Since you are not holding the runner the chances of throwing him out are pratically nil.

        • scooplew

          My memory may be faulty, but before defensive indifference became the norm I don’t remember players on first, whose teams were trailing by two or more runs, trying to steal second in the 9th inning even if they were not being held on.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Adding to all this is the fact that lately the Dodgers have not fared well after the ASB.
    With this kind of pitching, it makes it easier to win!

  • Jack Dawkins

    The Puig fest begins.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP Time

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    You would think Bad Cap was pitching . . .

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good eye Puig!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    good inning Ryu

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    A bit unlucky in this one so far, but it’s still early.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    K! . . . Now let’s get some runs!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Guys let’s scratch

  • John_from_Aus

    Not a great start I see

  • John_from_Aus

    Why did we change a successful batting order? Surely we should have put Mellis as leadoff and kept Puig where he was.

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      See Tony Jackson at Dodger Scribe for explanation from Mattingly.

      • John_from_Aus

        Thanks

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    MEllis!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    No no-no . . . now end the shutout!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good eye AJ!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, Andre!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Take it a bit farther this time, Juan!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Ryu with 89 pitches through 5, really settled down after first, and you pinch hit with two outs and nobody on? Why?

    • ASW1

      Bullpen needs work – all of it, except Kenley

      • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

        That makes no sense at all. Why not get one more inning from him? They’re trying to win a game not get practice innings for the relievers.

        • ASW1

          These aren’t practice innings – you can’t have guys gathering dust for 4 days in a row in the ‘pen. Ryu went 5, he was down 4, and the ‘pen needed work – easy decision

          • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

            Besides, Punto has a better chance of getting on base than Ryu does.

          • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

            With two out and nobody on, such an important at bat.

          • ASW1

            Dodgers have scored the majority of their runs lately with 2 out.

          • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

            Punto was as likely to hit a grand slam there as Ryu.

          • ASW1

            see Link’s comment above – have to start somewhere.

          • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

            I’m just being annoying at this point, but still don’t like the move.

        • WBBsAs

          You expect a Torre disciple to make sensible use of the ‘pen?

  • John_from_Aus

    Ryu taken out, 4 down, I assume then Marmol and League are up in the bullpen :)

    • ASW1

      Marmol

  • ASW1

    Lazy fly ball after lazy fly ball for the Dodgers today

  • scooplew

    This ties for Ryu’s shortest outing of the year. Twice before he went only 5.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    At least such a bad game — INNING, really — before a national audience comes during the regular season. Let’s hope there’s a chance for redemption in October!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      I myself don’t want the Saux to make it to the WS

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        I’m just looking at postseason in general. More is expected from Ryu . . . and he DID give it, the last four innings. Of course, the offense still has to score if you want to win, even if you pitch a perfect game.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Inning Marmol

    • scooplew

      10 strikeouts in 10.1 innings as a Dodger.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig!

    • scooplew

      That’s a start.

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        And an end, blast it.

  • scooplew

    For those of us not watching or listening, was it boneheaded baserunning by Puig on the DP?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      No — he was off on the pitch and was at 2nd when he looked and it was a soft liner.

      • scooplew

        OK, I feel better. Thanks.

        • John_from_Aus

          Imagine the headlines if it was not the case!

          • scooplew

            Media darlings often have a short shelf life.

    • ASW1

      Hit and run was on – nothing Puig could have done – just unlucky.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Now I know how the BoSox fans felt last night . . . but at least their misery didn’t last that long!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    I’m enjoying listening to Tom Verducci almost as much as I enjoy Tim McCarver.

  • John_from_Aus

    We need something here

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good eye Hanley!

  • Bob_Hendley

    This Lester fellow doesn’t throw a lot of pitches.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    watching EastLake Beat Westport 10-1…now if Eastlake can score 10 runs…come on Dodgers

    Dre!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      now 12-1

  • John_from_Aus

    I think that this is just one of those days

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      “Sometimes you git the b’ar, sometimes the b’ar gits you.”

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Hanley turning his ankle didn’t look too bad when I slowed it down

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Japan vs EastLake for the LL championship tomorrow

    • ASW1

      Go So. Cal!

  • ASW1

    Now the comeback starts

  • WBBsAs

    Pretty typical inning for the Bearded Exhibitionist, except that it was scoreless.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good Eye CC!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig!

  • ASW1

    Please no more pop-ups MEllis

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Adrian!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    GONZO!!

  • ASW1

    Bye-bye shutout!

  • TAFKA_Gagne55

    Nice Gonzo!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good Eye Hanley!

  • Jack Dawkins

    This really is a brutal liineup to try and get through.

  • scooplew

    League must pitch a scoreless 9th.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Marmol, Wilson, and League oh my!

  • Jack Dawkins

    Would have really enjoyed seeing Ethier come up there with bases loaded.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP Guys

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Don’t bogart that hit, my friend.

    • scooplew

      His first major league hit.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Got my DP Ha Ha

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      That was awesome.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Got in a hole just a little too deep to climb out of. Here’s to hoping for good Cappy tomorrow night.

  • scooplew

    Positives: 8 2/3 innings of shutout pitching, bullpen was perfect, 13 Bosox fanned, Puig had two hits and . . . . we lead the NL West by 10 games.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT