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2014 Dodgers season in thirds: The final 54 games

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Here is a look back at 2014 Dodgers season in thirds, a fun activity I like to do every year - you can look back at 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, too - looking at each season in 54-game increments.

The Dodgers were fairly steady this season, showing incremental improvement in each third of the year.

2014 W-L Runs For Runs Allowed BA/OBP/SLG ERA
1st 54 Games 29-25 231 (4.28/gm) 221 (4.09/gm) .257/.324/.415 3.48
2nd 54 Games 32-22 222 (4.11/gm) 173 (3.20/gm) .263/.336/.385 3.19
3rd 54 Games 33-21 265 (4.91/gm) 223 (4.11/gm) .276/.337/.417 3.53

Here are the individual players, beginning with the catchers, still an unproductive spot on offense.

Catchers
Player G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB/CS BB BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Ellis - 1st 54 games 15 13 60 47 3 8 2 0 0 1 0/0 12 .170/.350/.213 .563
Ellis - 2nd 54 games 34 32 126 102 8 22 5 0 0 9 0/0 19 .216/.344/.265 .609
Ellis - 3rd 54 games 44 42 161 134 10 24 2 0 3 15 0/0 22 .179/.296/.261 .557
Butera - 1st 54 games 23 20 79 69 11 14 2 0 2 7 0/0 7 .203/.278/.319 .597
Butera - 2nd 54 games 19 18 66 59 3 11 2 1 0 4 0/0 6 .186/.262/.254 .516
Butera - 3rd 54 games 19 10 47 42 2 7 2 0 1 3 0/0 4 .167/.255/.286 .541
Federowicz - 1st 54 games 13 13 50 46 1 5 2 0 0 1 0/0 3 .109/.163/.152 .315
Federowicz - 2nd 54 games 5 4 17 15 1 3 1 0 1 4 0/0 0 .200/.188/.467 .654
Federowicz - 3rd 54 games 5 2 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 .000/.091/.000 .091
Olivo - 1st 54 games 8 6 25 23 4 5 0 1 0 2 0/0 1 .217/.240/.304 .544
Totals - 1st 54 games 214 185 19 32 6 1 2 11 0/0 23 .173/.268/.249 .516
Totals - 2nd 54 games 209 176 12 36 8 1 1 17 0/0 25 .205/.306/.278 .584
Totals - 3rd 54 games 219 186 12 31 4 0 4 18 0/0 26 .167/.276/.253 .529

On to the infielders, which included Adrian Gonzalez book-ending his season, Dee Gordon tiring down the stretch, Juan Uribe hit .300 in all three 54-game stretches, and Justin Turner channeling Rogers Hornsby.

Infielders
Player G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB/CS BB BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Gonzalez - 1st 54 games 53 52 228 201 28 54 12 0 12 36 1/0 23 .269/.342/.507 .850
Gonzalez - 2nd 54 games 52 50 217 196 25 50 15 0 3 34 0/1 16 .255/.304/.378 .682
Gonzalez - 3rd 54 games 54 51 215 194 30 59 14 0 12 46 0/0 17 .304/.358/.562 .920
Gordon - 1st 54 games 50 47 219 201 30 58 9 3 1 13 30/3 15 .289/.339/.378 .718
Gordon - 2nd 54 games 52 49 226 207 29 62 8 7 1 13 18/8 14 .300/.348/.420 .769
Gordon - 3rd 54 games 46 43 205 201 33 56 7 2 0 8 16/8 2 .279/.288/.333 .621
Ramirez - 1st 54 games 50 48 215 192 23 47 16 0 7 25 3/2 21 .245/.326/.438 .763
Ramirez - 2nd 54 games 41 37 155 128 25 41 9 0 4 27 9/2 23 .320/.432/.484 .917
Ramirez - 3rd 54 games 37 36 142 129 16 39 10 0 2 19 2/1 12 .302/.366/.426 .792
Uribe - 1st 54 games 40 38 160 152 15 46 11 0 4 18 0/1 7 .303/.331/.454 .785
Uribe - 2nd 54 games 28 26 108 102 6 32 5 0 1 13 0/0 5 .314/.343/.392 .735
Uribe - 3rd 54 games 35 34 136 132 15 42 7 0 4 23 0/0 3 .318/.338/.462 .800
Turner - 1st 54 games 35 21 105 95 10 22 6 0 2 8 1/0 8 .232/.286/.358 .644
Turner - 2nd 54 games 33 18 88 78 18 30 5 1 1 15 1/0 8 .385/.455/.513 .967
Turner - 3rd 54 games 41 28 129 115 18 46 10 0 4 20 4/1 12 .400/.465/.591 1.056
Figgins - 1st 54 games 25 5 40 32 6 8 3 0 0 1 2/1 7 .250/.400/.344 .744
Figgins - 2nd 54 games 13 7 36 28 2 5 0 0 0 0 2/0 7 .179/.343/.179 .521
Rojas - 2nd 54 games 42 23 90 83 9 17 2 0 1 6 0/0 5 .205/.267/.265 .532
Rojas - 3rd 54 games 43 13 72 66 7 10 1 0 0 3 0/0 5 .152/.211/.167 .378
Arruebarrena - 1st 54 games 5 4 14 13 1 4 1 0 0 1 0/0 1 .308/.357/.385 .742
Arruebarrena - 2nd 54 games 3 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0/0 0 .333/.333/.333 .667
Arruebarrena - 3rd 54 games 14 5 28 25 3 3 0 0 0 2 0/0 2 .120/.179/.120 .299
Romak - 1st 54 games 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Romak - 2nd 54 games 14 4 22 20 2 1 1 0 0 3 0/0 2 .050/.136/.100 .236
Robinson - 2nd 54 games 9 1 10 9 3 3 0 0 0 2 0/0 1 .333/.400/.333 .733
Triunfel - 2nd 54 games 11 4 15 14 3 2 0 0 1 1 0/0 1 .143/.200/.357 .557
Triunfel - 3rd 54 games 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Barney - 3rd 54 games 22 6 45 33 6 10 1 0 1 7 0/0 8 .303/.467/.424 .891
Totals - 1st 54 games 983 888 113 239 58 3 26 102 37/7 82 .269/.332/.429 .761
Totals - 2nd 54 games 970 868 122 244 45 8 12 115 30/11 82 .281/.346/.393 .739
Totals - 3rd 54 games 973 896 128 265 50 2 23 128 22/10 61 .296/.345/.433 .778

Alex Guerrero was signed as an outfielder and, though he batted in Australia, didn't play the field for the Dodgers until September, and all 14 of his defensive innings came in left field, so he counts in the outfield. Here is a look at the outfield, which was at its most stable and productive in the final 54 games.

Outfielders
Player G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB/CS BB BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Puig - 1st 54 games 48 46 217 183 29 63 12 3 11 39 5/4 26 .344/.442/.623 1.065
Puig - 2nd 54 games 50 48 210 187 30 54 17 6 1 15 2/3 21 .289/.362/.460 .822
Puig - 3rd 54 games 50 48 213 188 33 48 8 0 4 15 4/0 20 .255/.343/.362 .704
Kemp - 1st 54 games 44 36 167 153 20 39 13 0 5 13 5/2 14 .255/.317/.438 .755
Kemp - 2nd 54 games 53 51 215 191 22 60 9 3 6 33 5/2 14 .314/.381/.487 .868
Kemp - 3rd 54 games 53 52 217 197 35 56 16 0 14 43 3/0 16 .284/.332/.579 .910
Crawford - 1st 54 games 44 35 157 150 21 40 6 1 4 18 9/2 6 .267/.293/.400 .693
Crawford - 2nd 54 games 13 9 46 40 5 7 0 1 0 4 4/1 4 .175/.261/.225 .486
Crawford - 3rd 54 games 48 36 167 153 30 56 8 1 4 23 10/3 6 .366/.404/.510 .913
Van Slyke - 1st 54 games 31 13 68 58 12 15 5 1 4 6 2/1 10 .259/.368/.586 .954
Van Slyke - 2nd 54 games 36 22 104 86 9 22 3 0 5 11 0/1 15 .256/.385/.465 .850
Van Slyke - 3rd 54 games 31 15 74 68 11 26 5 0 2 12 2/0 3 .382/.405/.544 .950
Ethier - 1st 54 games 46 35 159 144 11 39 8 1 3 25 1/1 11 .271/.329/.403 .732
Ethier - 2nd 54 games 43 34 149 135 13 30 5 4 1 12 0/1 12 .222/.295/.341 .636
Ethier - 3rd 54 games 41 10 72 62 5 16 4 1 0 5 1/0 8 .258/.361/.355 .716
Guerrero - 1st 54 games 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Guerrero - 3rd 54 games 9 0 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 .083/.083/.083 .167
Pederson - 3rd 54 games 18 3 38 28 1 4 0 0 0 0 0/0 9 .143/.351/.143 .494
Baxter - 1st 54 games 4 1 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 1 .000/.125/.000 .125
Bernadina - 3rd 54 games 9 0 9 7 2 2 0 0 1 4 0/0 0 .286/.444/.714 1.159
Totals - 1st 54 games 776 695 93 196 44 6 27 101 22/10 68 .264/.331/.410 .741
Totals - 2nd 54 games 724 639 79 173 34 14 13 75 6/9 74 .271/.351/.429 .780
Totals - 3rd 54 games 802 715 117 209 41 1 25 102 20/3 62 .292/.358/.460 .818

Now the pitching, which say the starters stay productive despite injuries to Hyun-Jin Ryu and Josh Beckett.

Starters
Pitcher GS QS W-L IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP
Kershaw - 1st 54 games 6 5 3-2 35⅓ 36 14 14 7 46 3.57 1.217 1.77
Kershaw - 2nd 54 games 10 9 9-0 77 40 8 8 8 95 0.94 0.623 1.61
Kershaw - 3rd 54 games 11 10 9-1 86 63 20 17 16 98 1.78 0.919 1.90
Greinke - 1st 54 games 11 7 8-1 66 60 19 16 14 76 2.18 1.121 3.00
Greinke - 2nd 54 games 11 8 4-5 73⅓ 72 27 25 15 77 3.07 1.186 2.45
Greinke - 3rd 54 games 10 6 5-2 63 58 23 20 14 54 2.86 1.143 3.27
Ryu - 1st 54 games 9 6 5-2 52⅓ 49 21 18 12 47 3.10 1.166 2.49
Ryu - 2nd 54 games 11 9 7-3 65⅓ 70 27 27 11 58 3.72 1.240 2.97
Ryu - 3rd 54 games 6 4 2-2 34⅓ 33 12 12 6 34 3.15 1.136 1.85
Haren - 1st 54 games 10 8 5-3 62⅔ 67 33 22 11 48 3.16 1.245 3.33
Haren - 2nd 54 games 11 3 3-5 59⅔ 67 39 39 15 44 5.88 1.374 5.40
Haren - 3rd 54 games 11 7 5-3 63⅔ 49 29 22 10 53 3.11 0.927 3.21
Beckett - 1st 54 games 9 4 3-1 55⅔ 37 17 15 20 52 2.43 1.024 4.00
Beckett - 2nd 54 games 10 5 3-4 56 53 21 19 16 49 3.05 1.232 4.30
Beckett - 3rd 54 games 1 0 0-1 4 6 3 3 3 6 6.75 2.250 5.63
Hernandez - 3rd 54 games 9 3 2-3 43⅔ 48 27 23 18 30 4.74 1.511 5.51
Correia - 3rd 54 games 3 1 2-1 14 19 12 10 2 12 6.43 1.500 5.56
Maholm - 1st 54 games 7 3 1-4 37⅔ 49 29 23 18 13 5.50 1.779 6.63
Maholm - 2nd 54 games 1 1 0-0 6 2 0 0 0 4 0.00 0.333 1.72
Frias - 3rd 54 games 2 1 0-1 6⅔ 13 8 8 1 4 10.80 2.100 4.33
Wright - 3rd 54 games 1 0 0-0 2 3 1 1 2 3 4.50 2.500 3.13
Fife - 1st 54 games 1 0 0-0 6 7 4 4 1 5 6.00 1.333 8.88
Patterson - 1st 54 games 1 0 0-0 4⅔ 2 1 1 3 1 1.93 1.071 4.55
Totals - 1st 54 games 54 33 25-13 320⅓ 307 138 113 86 288 3.17 1.227 3.58
Totals - 2nd 54 games 54 35 26-17 337⅓ 304 122 118 65 327 3.15 1.094 3.17
Totals - 3rd 54 games 54 32 25-14 317⅓ 292 135 116 72 294 3.29 1.147 3.19

On to the bullpen, which saw Kenley Jansen keep getting better as the season wore on. The overall innings pitched for the bullpen went up, which can be partially explained by the Dodgers playing six extra-inning games in the final 54 games, compared to only two in the second 54 games (plus a six-inning contest in the middle):

Relievers
Pitcher G W-L Sv/BS IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP
Jansen - 1st 54 games 27 0-2 16/2 24 23 10 10 10 39 3.75 1.375 2.13
Jansen - 2nd 54 games 20 1-1 15/2 20 16 6 6 3 29 2.70 0.950 1.90
Jansen - 3rd 54 games 21 1-0 13/1 21⅓ 16 4 4 6 33 1.69 1.031 1.49
Wilson - 1st 54 games 22 0-2 -- 17⅔ 22 15 14 15 22 7.13 2.094 5.82
Wilson - 2nd 54 games 18 1-1 1/0 15 14 5 5 10 16 3.00 1.600 2.52
Wilson - 3rd 54 games 21 1-1 -- 15⅔ 13 6 6 4 16 3.45 1.085 3.70
Howell - 1st 54 games 26 1-3 -- 18 12 5 4 9 22 2.00 1.167 2.27
Howell - 2nd 54 games 23 2-0 -- 19⅓ 7 1 1 9 14 0.47 0.828 3.00
Howell - 3rd 54 games 19 0-0 -- 11⅔ 12 8 8 7 12 6.17 1.629 5.10
League - 1st 54 games 20 1-1 -- 27⅓ 22 5 4 7 17 1.32 1.061 2.68
League - 2nd 54 games 21 1-1 -- 18⅓ 20 6 6 10 9 2.95 1.636 3.38
League - 3rd 54 games 22 0-1 -- 17⅓ 23 12 8 10 12 4.15 1.904 3.65
Perez - 1st 54 games 21 0-2 1/1 19 19 12 12 9 16 5.68 1.474 4.99
Perez - 2nd 54 games 19 0-1 -- 18⅓ 13 10 9 10 13 4.42 1.255 5.34
Perez - 3rd 54 games 9 1-0 -- 9 6 1 1 6 10 1.00 1.333 4.35
Wright - 1st 54 games 22 2-2 -- 25⅔ 25 10 9 13 17 3.16 1.481 4.37
Wright - 2nd 54 games 17 1-0 1/0 22⅔ 17 10 10 6 16 3.97 1.015 2.56
Wright - 3rd 54 games 21 2-2 -- 20 27 14 14 6 18 6.30 1.650 2.73
Maholm - 1st 54 games 5 0-0 -- 5 3 1 1 0 4 1.80 0.600 2.65
Maholm - 2nd 54 games 16 0-1 -- 20 26 13 13 9 13 5.85 1.750 2.80
Maholm - 3rd 54 games 1 0-0 -- 2 2 1 1 1 0 4.50 1.500 4.63
Rodriguez - 1st 54 games 10 0-0 -- 7 10 5 5 3 8 6.43 1.857 2.05
Rodriguez - 2nd 54 games 2 0-0 -- 1⅓ 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000 1.55
Rodriguez - 3rd 54 games 7 1-0 0/1 5⅔ 2 1 1 1 5 1.59 0.529 4.19
Baez - 1st 54 games 1 0-0 -- 1 2 2 2 0 2 18.00 2.000 12.05
Baez - 2nd 54 games 1 0-0 -- 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000 3.05
Baez - 3rd 54 games 18 0-0 -- 22 14 5 5 5 16 2.05 0.864 3.40
Frias - 3rd 54 games 13 1-0 -- 25⅔ 20 14 14 6 25 4.91 1.013 3.29
Garcia - 3rd 54 games 8 0-0 -- 10 6 2 2 1 9 1.80 0.700 4.23
Correia - 3rd 54 games 6 0-3 -- 10⅔ 15 16 12 6 6 10.13 1.969 7.07
Elbert - 3rd 54 games 7 1-0 -- 4⅓ 4 1 1 1 2 2.08 1.154 2.90
Coulombe - 3rd 54 games 5 0-0 -- 4⅓ 5 3 2 2 4 4.15 1.615 5.67
Withrow - 1st 54 games 20 0-0 -- 21⅓ 10 8 7 18 28 2.95 1.313 3.70
Dominguez - 1st 54 games 5 0-0 -- 6⅓ 7 8 8 3 8 11.37 1.579 6.52
Butera - 1st 54 games 2 0-0 -- 1⅔ 2 2 2 0 2 10.80 1.200 8.45
Totals - 1st 54 games 54 4-12 17/3 174 157 83 78 87 185 4.03 1.402 3.73
Totals - 2nd 54 games 54 6-5 17/2 136 113 51 50 57 111 3.31 1.250 3.04
Totals - 3rd 54 games 54 8-7 13/2 179 165 88 79 62 168 3.96 1.263 3.64