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|
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|
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.