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By Jon Weisman
So, how would you like to face the above pitcher on your average day?
We’ll award points for averaging 8 2/3 innings per game, but otherwise, this guy is really getting pounded.
Or perhaps you’ve already figured out this ruse — the above stats represent the cumulative performance this year of Dodger opposing pitchers, who have been getting pounded at a rate at which even Charlie Brown might cast a saucy eyebrow.
Through games of 5/11, a 5.11 ERA by opponents. Not to mention a home run every 5.5 innings. It’s pretty remarkable. With the season 20 percent complete, Dodger position players have a .364 on-base percentage and .504 slugging percentage.
The Dodgers’ overall .479 slugging percentage this season puts them on pace to top a 62-year-old franchise record of .474.