Mannywood Again Open For Business

With Manny back in the lineup, the Dodgers have reason to be excited.

Manny Ramirez aggravated his right calf on April 22, running out a single in Cincinnati.  He was placed on the disabled list the next day, and the Dodger offense has suffered ever since:

2010 Dodger Offense
Split G Runs R/G PA HR BA/OBP/SLG OPS BABIP
w/Manny 15 98 6.53 634 18 .311/.382/.485 .867 .346
w/o Manny  
14 55 3.93 529 10 .241/.307/.378 .685 .290

Sure, the Dodgers weren't going to score six and a half runs per game all season, but the drop-off without Manny has been precipitous.

However, despite Manny missing 14 games, no outfield trio has as many home runs (19) or runs batted in (65) as the Dodgers.  Only the Tiger starting outfielders, with 63 runs, have more runs scored than the Dodgers (54).

Here is how Manny's replacements performed over the last 15 days:

Manny's Replacements in Left Field
Left Fielder Starts PA 2B-3B-HR R RBI BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Xavier Paul 6 27 3-1-0 7 1 .280/.333/.480 .813
Reed Johnson 5 23 2-1-0 1 2 .227/.261/.409 .670
Garret Anderson 3 12 0-0-0 0 0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Replacements 14 62 5-2-0 8 3 .203/.242/.356 .598
Manny 13 gms
52 4-0-2 7 12 .415/.500/.659 1.159

Manny started his time on the disabled list with 2,511 career hits, good for a five-hit lead over Anderson for 90th place on the all-time list.  Manny will be activated today, 15 days later, and has a four-hit lead over Anderson.

Welcome back Manny.

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