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Dodgers June review: Running in (first) place

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The Dodgers had just an ordinary month in June, with some ups and downs, and in the end finished at .500 for the month. Luckily, that was tied for the best record in the division in June, so the Dodgers actually added to their National League West advantage over the last 30 days.

Dodger Batter of June: Justin Turner rightfully claimed the third base job, and hit .330/.385/.614 for the month with a career-best six home runs in a single month. Turner led the club with 17 RBI in June.

Honorable mention goes to both Yasmani Grandal and Joc Pederson, each with seven home runs and an .874 OPS for the month. Pederson led the club with 17 runs scored in June.

Dodger Pitcher of June: Zack Greinke continued his stellar first half, putting up a 1.74 ERA to narrowly edge out Clayton Kershaw, who had a 2.16 ERA and a whopping 57 strikeouts. Despite their collective excellence in 12 starts — a collective 1.95 ERA and 6.92 innings per start — those two won just three games in June and the Dodgers were 6-6 in those games, because baseball is a cruel sport at times.

Honorable mention goes to J.P. Howell, who pitched 11 scoreless innings and struck out 10.

June record: 15-15
121 runs scored (4.03 per game)
109 runs allowed (3.63 per game)
.548 pythagorean winning percentage (16-14)

June National League West Standings
Club W-L Pct GB RS RA
Dodgers
15-15 .500 --- 121 109
Arizona 14-14 .500 ---
115 136
San Francisco
12-14 .462 1 118 108
San Diego 12-15 .444 102 131
Colorado 12-17 .414 140 157

2015 record: 44-35
336 runs scored (4.25 per game)
272 runs allowed (3.44 per game)
.595 pythagorean winning percentage (47-32)

National League West Standings through June 30
Club W-L Pct GB RS RA
Dodgers
44-35 .557 --- 336 272
San Francisco 42-36 .538
332 310
Arizona 37-40 .481
6 348 356
San Diego 37-42 .468
7 327 364
Colorado 34-43 .442
9 347 392

Game of the Month: Down three runs with two outs in the ninth inning, and down to their last strike in the second game of a split doubleheader at Coors Field on June 2, Alex Guerrero continued his super sub role with a grand slam to center field for a stunning 9-8 Dodgers win.

Pinch Hitting: For the month, Dodger pinch hitters were 6-for-40 with a double and four walks, hitting .150/.227/.175.

Runners in Scoring Position: In June, the Dodgers hit .262/.354/.390 with runners in scoring position in 249 plate appearances, with four doubles, a triple and seven home runs.

They had a runner on third base with less than two outs 43 times in June, and got the runner home 20 times, or 46.5 percent (the entire National League scored 387 of 761 times, 50.9 percent).

They had a runner on second base with nobody out 35 times in June, and the runner advanced 15 times, or 42.9 percent (the entire NL advanced the runner 303 of 551 times, 55.0 percent).

Bases loaded: The Dodgers were 8-for-23 with the bases loaded in June, with two walks, a double and a ninth-inning grand slam by Alex Guerrero on June 2, hitting .348/.385/.522.

Previous months in review: April | May

June weeks in review: June 8 | June 15 | June 22 | June 29

June Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Turner
96
88
16
29
5
1
6
17
6
0/0 .330/.385/.614
.999
Grandal
97
84
10
21
2
0
7
11
13
0/0 .250/.351/.524
.874
Pederson
124
99
17
22
4
1
7
14
22
0/1
.222/.379/.495
.874
Puig
86
76
9
23
6
2
1
6
10
0/1
.303/.384/.474
.857
Kendrick
109
103
11
32
3
0
3
15
6
0/0 .311/.349/.427
.776
Gonzalez
125
113
9
28
6
0
3
13
12
0/0 .248/.320/.381
.701
Ethier
91
84
10
18
1
2
4
9
7
1/0
.214/.275/.417
.691
Rollins
101
96
9
21
2
0
2
9
4
1/2
.219/.250/.302
.552
Starters 829 743 91 194 29 6 33 94 80 2/4 .261/.337/.450 .786
Van Slyke
22
18
5
4
2
0
2
4
3
0/0 .222/.364/.667
1.030
Hernandez
55
50
7
13
2
1
2
5
4
0/1
.260/.309/.460
.769
Callaspo
58
51
5
15
4
0
0
1
6
0/0 .294/.368/.373
.741
Ellis
25
19
1
5
1
0
0
1
5
0/0 .263/.417/.316
.732
Schebler
3
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0/0 .333/.333/.333
.667
Guerrero
52
50
3
11
2
0
1
9
1
0/0 .220/.231/.320
.551
Heisey
20
17
3
3
1
0
0
0
3
0/0 .176/.300/.235
.535
Barnes
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0/0
.000/.333/.000
.333
Bench 238 210 25 52 12 1 5 20 23 0/1 .248/.322/.386 .708
Pitchers 66 55 5 8 2 0 0 3 1 0/0 .145/.175/.182 .357
Totals 1133 1008 121 254 43 7 38 117 104 2/5 .252/.326/.422 .747

:

Pitcher G W-L Sv/BS IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Greinke
6
1-1
--
41⅓ 35
8
8
6
36
1.74
0.992
2.49
Kershaw
6
2-3
--
41⅔ 26
13
10
9
57
2.16
0.840
2.63
Anderson
5
2-1
--
33⅔ 30
10
10
10
23
2.67
1.188
3.39
Bolsinger
6
1-1
--
30⅔ 32
15
15
13
34
4.40
1.467
2.99
Frias
6
1-3
--
34
42
19
17
14
18
4.50
1.647
4.50
Nicasio
1
0-0
--
2
3
1
1
0
1
4.50
1.500
2.09
Starters 30 7-9 -- 183 168 66 61 52 169 2.99 1.200 3.14
Howell
13
1-0
0/1
11
8
0
0
3
10
0.00
1.000
2.09
West
2
0-0
--
3
2
0
0
1
2
0.00
1.000
2.76
Jansen
12
2-0
8/1
11⅔ 7
2
2
1
19
1.54
0.686
1.20
Hatcher
4
0-0
--
2⅔ 3
1
1
0
2
3.38
1.125
6.47
Nicasio
9
0-1
--
10
10
4
4
5
6
3.60
1.500
3.39
Garcia
14
1-1
--
12⅔ 10
8
6
2
13
4.26
0.947
4.83
Liberatore
15
1-0
--
8⅔ 8
5
5
4
12
5.19
1.385
2.51
Ravin
7
2-1
--
7
11
5
5
1
9
6.43
1.714
4.66
Peralta
5
1-1
--
3⅔ 4
3
3
1
0
7.36
1.364
7.45
Coulombe
3
0-0
--
5⅓ 5
5
5
4
7
8.44
1.688
2.71
Huff
2
0-0
--
2
4
2
2
0
2
9.00
2.000
1.09
Baez
3
0-1
--
3
3
4
4
2
5
12.00
1.667
1.76
Thomas
1
0-1
--
3
5
4
4
2
1
12.00
2.333
8.76
Relievers 30 8-6 8/2 83 80 43 41 26 88 4.41 1.267 3.44
Totals 30 15-15 8/2 267 248 109 102 78 257 3.44 1.221 3.23
*FIP is estimated