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Dodgers 2014 season in thirds: The second 54 games

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A breakdown of the season in 54-game stints.

Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

With their win on Tuesday night over Atlanta, the Dodgers completed their 108th game of the season, exactly two-thirds of the way through the 2014 campaign. At 61-47 the Dodgers are on pace for 92 wins (well, 91.5), matching their total from 2013.

Through 108 games in 2013, the Dodgers were 59-49.

Here is a breakdown of the 2014 season in thirds, with the second 54-game stretch compared to the first 54 games. The run prevention was the biggest improvement over the second stretch, allowing nearly one run fewer per game.

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

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
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
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
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

On to the infielders, which included Adrian Gonzalez going vintage James Loney, Dee Gordon remaining productive including several triples, and Hanley Ramirez as a force despite starting just over two-thirds of the games.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 - 1st 54 games Did not play
Triunfel - 2nd 54 games 11 4 15 14 3 2 0 0 1 1 0/0 1 .143/.200/.357 .557
Guerrero - 1st 54 games 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 .000/.000/.000 .000
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

The infielders and outfielders mostly stayed in their place, but Jamie Romak is a special case. He started two games in the infield (once at third, once at first) and two games in right field, but since he played 18 defensive innings in the infield compared to 14 innings in the outfield he gets classified as an infielder.

Now onto the outfield, where three players distinguished themselves even with an overall lack of power.

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
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
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
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
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 74 .256/.385/.465 .850
Baxter - 1st 54 games 4 1 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 1 .000/.125/.000 .125
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

Now the pitching, which encapsulates the greatest 10-start run of Clayton Kershaw's career. Kershaw started the last game of the first 54-game stretch, and first game of the final 54-game stretch.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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

The starters pitched deeper into games, the by product of having a healthy Kershaw for all 54 games. The entire staff was healthy for all 54 games, with a Josh Beckett disabled list stint the only ripple in an otherwise serene pond. The five planned starters made 53 of 54 starts and the normal 12-man pitching staff accounted for 99.5 percent of the innings.

It helped out the bullpen too. Look at those walks go down:

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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