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Offense Has Deserted Dodgers In May

Chad Billingsley has been the Dodgers' best hitter this month.
Chad Billingsley has been the Dodgers' best hitter this month.

The Dodgers have score 38 runs in 15 games in May, an average of 2.53 per game. As a team, they are hitting .232/.299/.304 this month. Even excluding pitchers the numbers are bad, as position players are hitting .238/.304/.310 in May. There have been 20 different Dodgers who have stepped to the plate in May, including pitchers, and four of them have an OPS above .681 for the month:

Dodgers Hitters In May With .700+ OPS
Chad Billingsley 7 .500/.500/.833 1.333
Jamey Carroll 62 .339/.403/.393 .796
Rod Barajas 42 .256/.293/.462 .754
Aaron Miles 56 .345/.345/.362 .709


With the right-handed Matt Cain on the mound for the Giants, that means the lefty Jay Gibbons will patrol left field tonight, though Gibbons and platoon-mate Jerry Sands figure to alternate through Sunday, as these are the scheduled pitchers through the weekend:

  • Thursday: LHP Madison Bumgarner
  • Friday: RHP Phil Humber
  • Saturday: LHP Mark Buehrle
  • Sunday: RHP Edwin Jackson
Giants Dodgers
CF Rowand SS Carroll
2B Sanchez 2B Miles
C Posey RF Ethier
LF Burrell CF Kemp
RF Ross 3B Uribe
1B Huff 1B Loney
SS Tejada LF Gibbons
3B DeRosa C Barajas
P Cain P Kershaw


Game Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

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