Dodger Thoughts

Jon Weisman's outlet for dealing psychologically with the Los Angeles Dodgers, baseball and life

Tag: Baserunning

And, we’re back …

If you haven’t seen Milwaukee’s baserunning adventures in the eighth inning Friday, they’re a treat.

Dodgers at Orioles, 10:05 a.m.

Carl Crawford, DH
Mark Ellis, 2B
Matt Kemp, CF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Andre Ethier, RF
Ramon Hernandez, C
Skip Schumaker, LF
Luis Cruz, 3B
Justin Sellers, SS
(Hyun-Jin Ryu, P)

Gonna fly now …

Remarkably, the Dodgers have been successful on 25 of their past 26 steal attempts, dating back to Matt Kemp stealing third on June 20.

According to the Dodger press notes, this year’s team is running second in Los Angeles history with an 81.2 percent success rate (69 for 85), trailing only the famous 1962 team (82.2 percent, 198 for 241).

Kemp is 26 for 29 this season and has stolen 18 straight bases since he was last caught, on April 20. Kemp’s baserunning coach, Davey Lopes, holds the team (and former MLB) record with 38 consecutive steals in 1975.

Meanwhile, the Dodger homerless streak now sits at at 318 plate appearances. Take what you can get.

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