By Jon Weisman
Here’s where the Dodger bullpen ranks in 10 key categories, compared with the rest of the National League:
- No. 3 in fewest innings thrown, behind the Mets and Reds.
- No. 2 in fewest batters faced, behind only the Mets.
- No. 2 behind the Mets in lowest on-base percentage allowed.
- No. 2 behind the Mets in WHIP.
- Tied for No. 1 with the Marlins for fewest home runs allowed.
- No. 1 in lowest slugging percentage allowed.
- No. 1 in lowest OPS allowed.
- No. 1 in strikeouts per nine innings.
- No. 1 in strikeout-walk ratio.
- No. 7 in rate of inherited runners allowed to score.
The last bullet point shows that Dodger relievers aren’t doing everything right. But they’re doing a lot of things very right — and that’s with Kenley Jansen having thrown 57 pitches so far all season.
And the other good news, heading into a stretch of 34 games in the next 34 days (with one doubleheader and one day off in June), is that so far, the Dodger bullpen haven’t been overworked.