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Yesterday's loss to the Padres was the 81st and final regular season road game for the Dodgers.  I looked through the road numbers for the season, and found a few things that stood out:

  • The Dodgers on the road led the National League in runs scored, hits, triples, stolen bases (tied with Phillies), walks, batting average, on base percentage, and OPS
  • The Dodgers had 12 different road trips this season, and finished at .500 or above on nine of the 12 trips.
  • Matt Kemp started 79 of 81 games on the road this season.  Only Ryan Howard (80) has more road starts, although Prince Fielder is likely to pass both, having started all 77 Brewers' road games with four remaining
  • Kemp led the club with 99 hits on the road.  Might their be visions of a 200-hit season or five in his future?
  • Russell Martin did not enter a single game on the road that he did not start.  He did so seven times at home
  • The Dodgers walk far more often on the road than at Dodger Stadium.  Wearing the road grays, the Dodgers walked in 10.4% of their plate appearances, compared to 8.5% at home
  • Jonathan Broxton struggled on the road, with a 5.81 ERA and 4.12 FIP.  He allowed just two earned runs at home all season, but had seven different road games allowing that many earned runs.
  • Road Loney hit .309/.387/.475 away from home, with 14 doubles, 12 home runs, and 54 runs batted in
  • Road Ethier was mortal, hitting just .238/.341/.389, although his low .268 BABIP suggests at least some bad luck.  Ethier doesn't like not having last ups
  • Mark Loretta was actually pretty good on the road, hitting .283/.351/.354, or at least a huge improvement over his abysmal numbers at Dodger Stadium (.160/.250/.160).  That 12.16 FIP, on the other hand...
  • Juan Pierre had a career-high .453 slugging percentage on the road.  The only other times in his career he had a .400 slugging percentage on the road were 2001 (.421) and 2006 (.411).
  • The bench as a whole performed very well, as the non-regulars put up a .302/.350/.420 line
  • Two different Dodger relievers posted an ERA under 1.00 on the road:  George Sherrill (0.69) and Ramon Troncoso (0.84).  Among pitchers with 20 or more innings on the road, Troncoso's road ERA led MLB.
  • Going into the season, Phil and I were going back and forth, trying to decide whether or not to predict a 90-72 or 92-70 season for the Dodgers.  I'd say 45-36 on the road got it done, even with the poor finish.

Here is a look at all the Dodgers and the statistics away from Dodger Stadium this season

 

2009 Dodger Road Stats

Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS BABIP
Manny
56
53
190
37
60
13
1
9
33
46
0/1
.316/.454/.537
.991
.367
Kemp
80
79
315
46
99
12
5
13
59
35
15/7
.314/.380/.508
.888
.366
Loney
79
75
301
43
93
14
0
12
54
39
4/1
.309/.387/.475
.862
.314
Blake
65
63
240
38
66
11
3
11
45
37
2/1
.275/.368/.483
.852
.327
Hudson
77
73
290
38
77
17
3
5
33
37
6/0
.266/.348/.397
.745
.317
Furcal
74
71
311
47
88
17
2
4
26
36
7/3
.283/.355/.389
.744
.308
Ethier
79
74
303
39
72
17
1
9
39
41
6/1
.238/.341/.389
.730
.268
Martin
70
70
272
33
68
8
0
4
31
32
5/2
.250/.337/.324
.660
.286
Starters 580 558 2222 321 623 109 15 67 320 303 45/16 .280/.368/.443 .802 .316
Paul
5
1
7
3
2
1
0
1
1
2
0/0
.286/.444/.857
1.302
.333
Belliard
11
10
41
9
14
5
0
2
5
3
0/0 .341/.386/.610
.996
.375
Pierre
69
33
181
36
61
9
6
0
20
10
14/4
.337/.381/.453
.834
.359
Ausmus
19
14
54
6
18
2
0
1
7
2
0/0 .333/.379/.426
.805
.386
Jones
3
3
8
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0/0 .250/.400/.375
.775
.500
Castro
29
14
60
12
19
2
0
1
6
3
0/0 .317/.349/.400
.749
.391
Loretta
52
18
99
14
28
7
0
0
17
11
0/1 .283/.351/.354
.705
.308
DeWitt
15
4
26
3
6
2
0
1
3
2
0/0 .231/.276/.423
.699
.250
Thome
7
0
7
0
2
0
0
0
3
0
0/0 .286/.286/.286
.571
.400
Hoffmann
4
2
9
1
1
1
0
0
3
0
0/0 .111/.091/.222
.313
.125
Mientkiewicz
11
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0/0 .000/.100/.000
.100
.000
Ellis
4
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0/0 .000/.000/.000
.000
.000
Hu
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
.000
Repko
5
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
.000
Bench 236 99 507 86 153 30 6 6 67 33 14/5 .302/.350/.420 .770 .339
Pitchers 301 72 151 8 15 2 0 2 8 10 0/0 .099/.166/.152 .318 .163
Totals 1117 729 2880 415 791 141 21 75 395 346 59/21 .275/.355/.416 .772 .315

 

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP
Padilla 4 3-0 -- 22.0 20 9 8 8 18 3.27 1.273 3.20
Wolf 16 7-4 -- 100.1 83 35 31 23 83 2.78 1.056 3.44
Kershaw 14 5-4 -- 80.2 58 35 35 43 84 3.90 1.252 3.64
Kuroda 11 6-3 -- 64.2 56 31 23 10 42 3.20 1.021 3.93
Milton 3 2-0 -- 14.1 15 5 5 5 10 3.14 1.395 4.13
Schmidt 1 1-0 -- 6.0 1 0 0 5 3 0.00 1.000 4.16
Billingsley 17 4-5 -- 104.1 80 50 47 52 90 4.05 1.265 4.32
Garland 3 0-2 -- 15.1 19 11 7 5 14 4.11 1.565 4.46
Stults 6 1-2 -- 25.1 32 20 20 20 19 7.11 2.053 4.54
Weaver 3 1-1 -- 11.1 14 6 4 5 10 3.18 1.676 5.27
McDonald 2 1-1 -- 7.1 6 10 10 7 4 12.27 1.773 8.88
Haeger 1 0-0 -- 2.1 4 4 4 2 3 15.43 2.571 14.30
Starters 81 31-22 -- 454.0 388 216 194 185 380 3.85
1.262
4.05
Kershaw 1 0-0 -- 2.0 0 0 0 1 4 0.00 0.500 0.66
Haeger 2 0-0 -- 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.600 2.56
Padilla 1 0-0 -- 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0.00 0.500 2.66
Vargas 3 0-0 -- 4.0 3 1 1 2 4 2.25 1.250 2.66
Sherrill 14 1-0 -- 13.0 12 1 1 5 8 0.69 1.308 2.85
Troncoso 34 2-2 4 42.2 36 9 4 21 28 0.84 1.336 2.97
Kuo 20 1-0 -- 18.0 13 6 6 10 20 3.00 1.278 3.16
Belisario 33 0-3 -- 36.2 30 14 10 17 34 2.45 1.282 3.48
Elbert 9 0-0 -- 11.2 9 4 4 5 11 3.09 1.200 3.67
Weaver 11 3-3 -- 21.2 31 13 13 14 19 5.40 2.077 3.99
Broxton 26 2-1 18 31.0 30 21 20 20 41 5.81 1.613 4.12
McDonald 21 3-2 -- 23.1 20 10 8 13 27 3.09 1.414 4.18
Mota 30 0-2 -- 28.2 28 16 16 12 13 5.02 1.395 5.11
Kuroda 1 0-0 -- 1.1 2 3 3 1 0 20.25 2.250 5.41
Wade 12 1-1 -- 11.1 12 7 7 2 6 5.56 1.235 6.07
Leach 18 0-0 -- 8.2 6 8 8 8 9 8.31 1.615 6.16
Ohman 11 1-0 1 6.1 5 4 4 4 4 5.68 1.421 7.42
Schlichting 1 0-0 -- 1.0 0 1 0 2 0 0.00 2.000 9.16
Loretta 1 0-0 -- 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000 12.16
Relievers 249 14-14 23 265.1 238 118 105 138 232 3.56 1.417 4.00
Totals 81 45-36 23 719.1 626 334 299 323 612 3.74
1.319
4.03

*Some pitchers' stats were split into their starting and relieving duties.

Thanks to Baseball-Reference.com for help with the data.