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Homer-happy Dodgers on a basestealing roll

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By Jon Weisman

While leading the National League in home runs, it’s also getting back to the point where the Dodgers can slide with pride.

Though still not exactly a team of Rickey Hendersons, the Dodgers have turned things around as basestealers. The team that began the season 14 for 35 on stolen-base attempts through July 1 has gone 30 for 37 since — including 13 for 13 in its past seven games.

Here’s the breakdown of steals before and after July 1:

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Carl Crawford has gone from a non-factor to the biggest factor. Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick have been more successful. So even have Scott Van Slyke and Justin Tuner. Jose Peraza and, as of Friday, Scott Schebler have chipped in.

Since the All-Star Break, the Dodgers are seventh in the NL with 25 steals (in 31 attempts) and third in stolen-base percentage with an 80.6 percent success rate.


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  1. oldbrooklynfan

    Things are really looking up. Eh?

  2. I think Roenicke has also made a huge difference in how their running the bases as well.

  3. Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick made a huge difference in how their running the bases as well. I know about Jimmy Rollins.
    James Calvin “Jimmy” Rollins (born November 27, 1978), nicknamed “J-Roll”,[1] is an American professional baseball shortstop who is a free agent. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Philadelphia Phillies from 2000 to 2014, then he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2015 season.Visit my web sites

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