— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 22, 2014
By Jon Weisman
Some notes following the Dodgers’ 2-1 victory at San Diego today:
- Los Angeles remained four games behind the Giants in the National League West and atop the NL wild-card standings, three games ahead of Atlanta. The Dodgers would face St. Louis in the wild-card game if the season ended today.
- The Dodgers are tied with Toronto and the Angels for the fifth-best record in the Majors. The Angels host the Rangers tonight.
- Kenley Jansen pitched for the third consecutive game, the first time he has done that since saving three games from August 31-September 2.
- Jansen, who underwent a mechanics tune-up this weekend, perfect inning today ended a streak of five consecutive outings without one.
- Brian Wilson pitched a scoreless two-thirds of an inning but walked Everth Cabrera, OPSing .561 this season. Wilson has a 0.64 ERA in 14 innings since May 16, allowing 12 hits but walking seven while striking out 14. Both his inherited runners have scored in that time.
- J.P. Howell, who retired all four batters he faced today, has a 1.61 ERA and has stranded 20 of 22 inherited runners this year.
- Hyun-Jin Ryu has matched Zack Greinke with a 9-3 record, putting the pair on pace for 19-6 seasons. Ryu lowered his season ERA to 3.05 and his career ERA to 3.02.
- Ryu, who allowed a run on four hits and a walk while striking out two, pitched exactly six innings for the fifth straight game. Only Randy Wolf, from April 3-25, 2007, has done that in Dodger history.
- Dee Gordon, who drove in the Dodgers’ second run today, now leads Dodger regulars with a .355 batting average with runners in scoring position.
- Hanley Ramirez went 2 for 4 and is 17 for 50 (.340) in his past 15 games with three doubles, two homers and nine walks (.433 OBP/.520 slugging).
- Scott Van Slyke singled and walked twice, raising his OBP to .430, tops among non-Carlos Triunfel Dodgers.
- The Dodgers are 10-4 in their past 14 games, matching the 1977 Los Angeles Rams.