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Sunday afternoon victory postgame notebook

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.


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  1. oldbrooklynfan

    It’s nice to have this warm confident feeling of the Dodgers are winning often lately. I guess it will last until they start losing. I’m very satisfied in the way they are playing, especially in the Wild Card standings.
    Of course, I’d rather them win the NL West but anyway they can get back to the postseason would be great.

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