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Never Fear, Randy Wolf Is Here

Randy Wolf has been a pleasant surprise this season, a rock solid anchor of the rotation.  He has pitched six innings or more in his last 13 starts, and in 25 of 29 starts this season.  He is also having one of the best age 32 seasons in Dodger history.  There have been 24 different Dodger pitchers to qualify for the ERA title in their age 32 season. Here are the 10 best, ranked by ERA+:

Pitcher Year IP W-L ERA+
Jerry Reuss 1981 152.2 10-4 146
Jesse Petty 1927 271.2 13-18 133
Randy Wolf 2009 183.0 9-6 129
Claude Osteen 1972 252.0 20-11 127
Don Sutton 1977 240.1 14-8 121
Whit Wyatt 1940 239.1 15-14 116
Derek Lowe 2005 222.0 12-15 114
Fred Frankhouse 1936 234.1 13-10 113
Luke Hamlin 1937 185.2 11-13 112
Dazzy Vance 1923 280.1 18-15 111

The 21-year old Mat Latos joined the Padres' rotation in mid-July, and has pitched well since.  Out of nine big league starts, he has really only made three bad ones.  Luckily for the Dodgers, those three have come in Latos' last four starts.  Latos has an 8.00 ERA over his last four starts, which is amazing considering he had one great start in that bunch, allowing only two hits in seven scoreless innings in Atlanta.  Splitting time between low Class A and Double A earlier this season, Latos was 8-1 with a 1.37 ERA in 72.1 minor league innings.


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