Dodgers Season In Thirds: The Second 54

Kenley Jansen and Clayton Kershaw led the pitching staff in the second 54 games, just as they have all season.

This is a few days tardy, but Saturday's game was the 108th game of the season for the Dodgers, meaning the season is two-thirds over. Here is a look back at the first two thirds of the season, split into a pair of 54-game chunks:

2012 W-L Runs For Runs Allowed BA/OBP/SLG ERA
1st 54 Games 33-21 232 (4.30/gm) 199 (3.69/gm) .269/.342/.405 3.27
2nd 54 Games 25-29 187 (3.46/gm) 206 (3.81/gm) .229/.288/.325 3.39

The Dodgers saw a dramatic drop in offense in the second 54 games, which led to their under .500 record.

Here are the numbers for each individual player, starting with the catchers, who saw a dramatic drop off from the first third of the season:

Catchers
Player G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB/CS BB BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Ellis - 1st 54 43 43 174 143 19 45 7 1 6 25 0/0 28 .315/.430/.503 .934
Ellis - 2nd 54 41 40 155 132 11 33 3 0 4 7 0/0 21 .250/.355/.364 .718
Treanor - 1st 54 11 11 40 33 5 9 1 1 2 6 1/0 5 .273/.350/.545 .895
Treanor - 2nd 54 16 14 52 46 2 7 2 0 0 4 0/0 5 .152/.235/.196 .431
Totals - 1st 54 214 176 24 54 8 2 8 31 1/0 33 .307/.415/.511 .926
Totals - 2nd 54 207 178 13 40 5 0 4 11 0/0 26 .225/.325/.320 .645

Here are the infielders. For purposes of classification, Juan Rivera is an infielder for the second 54 games after he was an outfielder for the first 54, with Scott Van Slyke the opposite. But I kept them in their old spots below just to compare their first and second thirds of the season. The totals for the infield and outfield for the second 54 games include Rivera in the infield and Van Slyke in the outfield.

Infielders
Player G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB/CS BB BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Gordon - 1st 54 49 45 202 188 21 42 6 0 1 10 14/5 11 .223/.264/.271 .535
Gordon - 2nd 54 29 28 125 113 15 27 3 2 0 7 16/3 8 .239/.306/.301 .607
Loney - 1st 54 53 41 183 165 14 41 12 0 2 16 0/2 18 .248/.322/.358 .680
Loney - 2nd 54 46 30 135 129 12 34 6 0 0 13 0/1 4 .264/.284/.310 .594
Ellis - 1st 54 37 33 154 132 27 36 4 1 2 9 3/0 18 .273/.373/.364 .736
Ellis - 2nd 54 24 22 100 92 12 22 3 0 2 7 2/0 8 .239/.300/.337 .637
Kennedy - 1st 54 43 18 97 80 10 17 3 1 0 7 0/0 13 .213/.316/.275 .591
Kennedy - 2nd 54 27 17 75 64 9 19 5 0 1 8 0/1 7 .297/.351/.422 .773
Hairston - 1st 54 28 22 94 82 6 30 6 1 1 7 1/1 8 .366/.441/.500 .941
Hairston - 2nd 54 45 37 157 140 13 32 7 0 3 19 0/1 15 .229/.299/.343 .642
Uribe - 1st 54 25 21 87 80 8 20 4 0 1 10 0/1 5 .250/.302/.338 .640
Uribe - 2nd 54 30 20 77 70 5 9 5 0 1 7 0/0 5 .129/.195/.243 .438
Herrera - 1st 54 18 14 69 61 8 19 4 0 0 6 1/0 7 .311/.382/.377 .759
Herrera - 2nd 54 33 27 122 108 13 22 6 1 1 10 3/2 13 .204/.295/.306 .601
Van Slyke - 1st 54 17 6 33 31 3 6 2 0 1 6 1/0 1 .194/.219/.355 .574
Van Slyke - 2nd 54 10 7 24 23 1 3 0 0 1 1 0/0 1 .130/.167/.261 .428
De Jesus - 1st 54 11 4 25 22 4 7 3 0 0 3 0/0 2 .318/.360/.455 .815
De Jesus - 2nd 54 12 1 12 11 1 2 0 0 0 1 1/1 1 .182/.250/.182 .432
Ramirez - 2nd 54 10 10 44 39 6 9 2 1 1 10 2/1 4 .205/.286/.386 .672
Cruz - 2nd 54 26 26 101 94 11 23 9 0 2 16 1/0 5 .245/.280/.404 .684
Sellers - 1st 54 19 12 50 44 6 9 3 1 1 2 0/0 5 .205/.286/.386 .672
Totals - 1st 54 994 885 107 227 47 4 9 76 20/9 88 .256/.327/.349 .676
Totals - 2nd 54 1115 1016 111 239 54 4 14 120 26/11 79 .235/.292/.338 .629

The infield as a whole was bad offensively, but marginally worse than the first 54 games. The outfield, however, cratered like a rock.

Outfielders
Player G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB/CS BB BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Ethier - 1st 54 53 53 223 200 28 64 18 1 9 46 0/1 16 .320/.377/.555 .932
Ethier - 2nd 54 43 41 174 154 20 37 10 0 2 15 2/0 17 .240/.328/.344 .672
Gwynn - 1st 54 51 28 145 134 17 36 5 2 0 14 8/3 9 .269/.315/.336 .651
Gwynn - 2nd 54 51 29 131 124 12 24 3 2 0 3 5/3 7 .194/.237/.250 .487
Kemp - 1st 54 36 35 144 121 30 43 6 1 12 28 2/3 21 .355/.444/.719 1.163
Kemp - 2nd 54 20 20 91 87 13 30 5 1 4 13 1/0 3 .345/.374/.563 .937
Abreu - 1st 54 26 20 87 71 13 22 5 1 1 8 2/0 16 .310/.437/.451 .887
Abreu - 2nd 54 44 27 122 108 13 23 3 0 1 9 3/2 14 .213/.303/.269 .572
Rivera - 1st 54 25 20 87 81 9 20 3 0 2 13 0/2 4 .247/.276/.358 .634
Rivera - 2nd 54 48 39 167 156 14 40 8 0 3 22 1/1 9 .256/.293/.365 .659
Castellanos - 1st 54 4 1 7 5 0 2 0 1 0 2 0/0 0 .400/.429/.800 1.229
Castellanos - 2nd 54 7 3 16 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 .063/.063/.063 .125
Victorino - 2nd 54 3 3 12 12 1 2 1 0 0 0 1/0 0 .167/.167/.250 .417
Sands - 1st 54 8 5 21 20 2 4 2 0 0 1 0/0 1 .200/.238/.300 .538
Totals - 1st 54 714 632 99 191 39 6 24 112 12/9 67 .302/.369/.497 .866
Totals - 2nd 54 570 524 61 120 22 3 8 41 12/5 42 .229/.291/.328 .619

Two of the three outfielders with the most plate appearances in the second 54 games (Tony Gwynn Jr. and Bobby Abreu) were designated for assignment after combining for a .527 OPS. And Andre Ethier suffered a huge drop-off.

Now onto the pitching, beginning with the starting staff that was pretty consistent as a whole:

Starters
Pitcher GS QS W-L IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP
Kershaw - 1st 54 11 7 4-3 74.1 55 22 20 19 64 2.42 0.996 2.97
Kershaw - 2nd 54 12 9 5-3 82.0 67 33 30 22 86 3.29 1.085 2.68
Capuano - 1st 54 11 8 7-2 68.1 49 23 19 25 61 2.50 1.083 3.46
Capuano - 2nd 54 11 6 3-5 67.0 75 35 31 16 58 4.16 1.358 3.87
Billingsley - 1st 54 11 5 2-4 61.2 64 34 28 25 60 4.09 1.443 3.75
Billingsley - 2nd 54 10 7 5-5 63.1 64 25 24 12 53 3.41 1.200 2.54
Harang - 1st 54 11 6 4-3 64.2 63 31 28 24 56 3.90 1.345 3.50
Harang - 2nd 54 10 6 3-3 59.2 54 33 24 31 40 3.62 1.425 4.56
Eovaldi - 1st 54 2 1 0-2 12.2 9 5 4 5 8 2.84 1.105 3.91
Eovaldi - 2nd 54 8 4 1-4 43.2 54 22 22 15 26 4.53 1.580 4.03
Fife - 2nd 54 3 2 0-1 16.2 16 4 4 9 7 2.70 1.500 4.70
Lilly - 1st 54 8 6 5-1 48.2 36 23 17 19 31 3.14 1.130 3.72
Totals - 1st 54 54 33 22-15 330.1 276 138 116 117 280 3.16 1.190 3.47
Totals - 2nd 54 54 34 17-21 332.1 330 152 135 105 270 3.66 1.309 3.51

The bullpen was solid as well, especially at the top with closer Kenley Jansen.

Relievers
Pitcher G W-L Sv/BS IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP
Jansen - 1st 54 25 4-0 6/3 25.2 13 6 6 10 39 2.10 0.896 2.73
Jansen - 2nd 54 24 0-3 15/2 24.0 11 5 4 8 37 1.50 0.792 1.72
Belisario - 1st 54 14 0-0 -- 13.1 8 2 2 7 11 1.35 1.125 2.89
Belisario - 2nd 54 26 3-1 -- 27.0 16 12 12 9 23 4.00 0.926 3.51
Lindblom - 1st 54 25 2-0 -- 26.2 19 8 8 9 25 2.70 1.050 5.14
Lindblom - 2nd 54 23 0-2 -- 21.0 23 8 8 9 18 3.43 1.524 4.85
Guerra - 1st 54 27 2-3 8/3 24.0 26 9 9 10 20 3.38 1.500 2.29
Guerra - 2nd 54 11 0-0 0/1 14.0 13 4 4 8 9 2.57 1.500 4.07
Elbert - 1st 54 23 0-0 -- 15.2 17 6 6 4 17 3.45 1.340 3.22
Elbert - 2nd 54 16 1-1 -- 13.2 8 2 2 9 11 1.32 1.244 4.46
Wright - 1st 54 19 2-2 -- 23.1 22 14 13 13 26 5.01 1.500 3.22
Wright - 2nd 54 18 2-1 -- 19.0 24 11 6 12 11 2.84 1.895 3.25
Coffey - 1st 54 12 1-0 -- 10.0 13 9 8 7 9 7.20 2.000 4.56
Coffey - 2nd 54 11 0-0 -- 9.1 4 2 2 2 9 1.93 0.643 2.18
Tolleson - 2nd 54 16 1-0 -- 16.1 11 8 7 9 14 3.86 1.224 4.85
Choate - 2nd 54 5 0-0 -- 3.2 4 1 1 1 4 2.45 1.364 5.32
League - 2nd 54 2 0-0 -- 1.1 1 1 1 0 2 6.75 0.750 0.14
Wall - 2nd 54 1 1-0 -- 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.000 3.14
Guerrier - 1st 54 7 0-1 -- 6.2 3 2 2 5 4 2.70 1.200 3.56
MacDougal - 1st 54 7 0-0 -- 5.2 9 5 5 6 4 7.94 2.647 4.72
Totals - 1st 54 54 11-6 14/6 151.0 130 61 59 71 155 3.52 1.331 3.46
Totals - 2nd 54 54 8-8 15/3 150.1 116 54 47 67 138 2.81 1.217 3.59
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