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Dodgers 2016 season in thirds: The second 54 games

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The Dodgers' win in Colorado on Thursday night was their 60th of the season, which put them on pace for exactly 90 wins. That's because they have reached 108 games, and the 2016 season is two-thirds over. It's time to compare the season in 54-game chunks.

Last year the Dodgers were 62-46 through 108 games, in 2014 they were 61-47, and in 2013 they were 59-49.

Here is a breakdown of 2016 to date, with the second 54-game stretch compared to the first 54 games.

2016 W-L Runs For Runs Allowed BA/OBP/SLG ERA
1st 54 Games 28-26 230 (4.26/gm) 195 (3.61/gm) .238/.309/.374 3.38
2nd 54 Games 32-22 243 (4.50/gm) 216 (4.00/gm) .254/.328/.429 3.80

Now for the individual players, grouped roughly by positions. First up the catchers, and look at what a healthy Yasmani Grandal can do:

Catchers
Player G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB/CS BB BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Grandal - 1st 54 37 31 132 114 8 21 7 0 4 15 0/2 17 .184/.288/.351 .639
Grandal - 2nd 54 43 37 160 134 20 35 2 1 12 31 1/0 25 .261/.381/.560 .941
Ellis - 1st 54 25 22 86 74 8 16 3 0 1 8 0/0 11 .216/.318/.297 .615
Ellis - 2nd 54 22 17 62 53 0 10 2 0 0 3 1/1 5 .189/.267/.226 .493
Barnes - 1st 54 6 4 17 15 1 2 0 0 0 1 0/0 2 .133/.235/.133 .369
Barnes - 2nd 54 8 1 9 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0/0 1 .125/.222/.250 .472
Totals - 1st 54 games 235 203 17 39 10 0 5 24 0/2 30 .192/.295/.315 .610
Totals - 2nd 54 games 231 195 20 46 5 1 12 34 2/1 31 .236/.345/.456 .801

Up next are the infielders, where Justin Turner went absolutely nuts, and Corey Seager wasn't far behind. Chase Utley, on the other hand, saw a big drop in production as the season has worn on.

Infielders
Player G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB/CS BB BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Seager - 1st 54 53 49 232 213 33 59 12 1 9 27 1/2 17 .277/.332/.469 .801
Seager - 2nd 54 51 49 225 205 38 69 18 2 10 24 0/1 19 .337/.391/.590 .981
Gonzalez - 1st 54 50 48 210 184 19 55 7 0 5 27 0/0 24 .299/.376/.418 .795
Gonzalez - 2nd 54 54 50 219 193 22 52 11 0 4 24 0/0 22 .269/.347/.389 .736
Turner - 1st 54 51 44 198 170 19 39 7 1 3 16 1/1 19 .229/.328/.335 .664
Turner - 2nd 54 52 50 227 205 33 64 17 0 16 48 2/0 16 .312/.361/.629 .991
Utley - 1st 54 47 40 198 173 31 49 9 2 4 19 1/2 20 .283/.369/.428 .796
Utley - 2nd 54 45 39 191 173 22 39 9 0 3 13 0/0 12 .225/.295/.329 .624
Taylor - 2nd 54 22 10 50 46 7 10 2 2 1 7 0/0 4 .217/.280/.413 .693
Culberson - 1st 54 15 7 28 27 3 7 2 0 0 4 1/0 1 .259/.286/.333 .619
Culberson - 2nd 54 1 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0/0 0 .333/.333/.333 .667
Johnson - 1st 54 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Totals - 1st 54 games 1027 917 124 242 40 5 23 103 8/5 90 .264/.335/.394 .729
Totals - 2nd 54 games 915 825 122 235 57 4 34 117 2/1 73 .285/.347/.487 .834

Since I began tracking Dodgers seasons in thirds back in 2009, Turner's 16 home runs are second for any period, surpassed only by the 17 hit by Joc Pederson in the first 54 games on 2015. Turner's 48 RBI match Matt Kemp in the second 54 games of 2011 for the most in the last eight seasons.

Howie Kendrick is an interesting case. He was grouped with the infielders in the first 54 games since more of his defensive time came in the infield. Since then, his time has shifted more to the outfield, so that's where he gets classified now. Keep in mind the totals for each position are rough, and include all of Kendrick's first 54 games in the infield and all of his second 54 games in the outfield.

Speaking of the outfield, injuries took their toll for just about everybody but Kendrick in the second 54-game stretch.

Outfielders
Player G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB/CS BB BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Kendrick - 1st 54 45 36 158 147 19 33 3 1 2 10 4/0 9 .224/.266/.299 .565
Kendrick - 2nd 54 50 46 199 177 27 54 14 0 4 16 3/2 20 .305/.382/.452 .834
Pederson - 1st 54 51 43 178 153 23 35 11 0 8 24 2/1 23 .229/.331/.458 .789
Pederson - 2nd 54 37 32 136 121 18 31 7 0 8 19 3/1 14 .256/.333/.512 .846
Reddick - 2nd 54 2 2 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 1 .000/.111/.000 .111
Puig - 1st 54 52 45 197 185 21 44 4 2 5 20 4/1 9 .238/.284/.362 .646
Puig - 2nd 54 29 23 106 92 14 28 6 0 2 14 1/1 9 .304/.387/.435 .822
Thompson - 1st 54 43 29 123 112 18 30 7 0 7 19 1/1 11 .268/.333/.518 .851
Thompson - 2nd 54 37 32 139 124 13 23 4 0 6 13 4/0 15 .185/.273/.363 .636
Hernandez - 1st 54 25 19 104 93 12 19 4 0 3 9 1/0 11 .204/.288/.344 .633
Hernandez - 2nd 54 22 10 49 42 5 6 2 0 2 3 0/0 7 .143/.265/.333 .599
Van Slyke - 1st 54 4 3 10 9 0 1 1 0 0 2 0/0 0 .111/.200/.222 .422
Van Slyke - 2nd 54 45 18 97 88 10 21 5 0 1 5 1/1 4 .239/.299/.330 .629
Toles - 2nd 54 16 9 43 38 5 12 3 0 0 1 1/0 5 .316/.395/.395 .790
Crawford - 1st 54 28 19 81 76 6 15 2 1 0 6 0/1 4 .197/.235/.250 .485
Crawford - 2nd 54 2 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 .000/.167/.000 .167
Venable - 2nd 54 12 3 19 18 2 1 1 0 0 0 0/0 0 .056/.105/.111 .216
Walters - 2nd 54 3 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Totals - 1st 54 games 693 628 82 144 29 3 23 80 8/4 58 .229/.299/.395 .694
Totals - 2nd 54 games 808 718 95 176 42 0 23 71 13/5 75 .245/.326/.400 .726

Now to the pitching. First, the starters, who were hurting without Clayton Kershaw.

Starters
Pitcher GS QS W-L IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP
Kershaw - 1st 54 11 10 7-1 86⅔ 51 16 15 5 105 1.56 0.646 1.49
Kershaw - 2nd 54 5 4 4-1 34 28 9 9 4 40 2.36 0.932 1.92
Maeda - 1st 54 10 5 4-3 57 43 19 19 17 51 3.00 1.053 3.53
Maeda - 2nd 54 12 6 6-4 68⅔ 59 28 26 15 74 3.41 1.078 3.24
Kazmir - 1st 54 11 5 4-3 63⅔ 54 33 31 23 67 4.38 1.209 4.73
Kazmir - 2nd 54 10 3 5-1 52⅔ 54 26 26 16 57 4.44 1.329 3.37
Urias - 1st 54 1 0 0-0 2⅔ 5 3 3 4 3 10.13 3.375 5.36
Urias - 2nd 54 9 1 1-2 37⅔ 39 19 18 13 45 4.30 1.381 3.17
McCarthy - 2nd 54 6 2 2-2 29 16 11 9 14 35 2.76 1.023 2.97
Norris - 2nd 54 6 2 3-1 27⅔ 25 14 13 7 32 4.23 1.157 3.47
Stewart - 2nd 54 2 0 0-2 9 18 14 14 3 8 14.00 2.333 9.25
Bolsinger - 1st 54 3 0 1-2 15 12 7 7 5 14 4.20 1.133 5.25
Bolsinger - 2nd 54 3 0 0-2 12⅔ 21 14 14 4 11 9.95 1.974 6.22
Wood - 1st 54 10 5 1-4 56 55 30 25 19 62 3.99 1.313 3.23
Stripling - 1st 54 8 3 1-3 42⅔ 42 24 23 18 33 4.85 1.406 3.81
Ryu - 2nd 54 1 0 0-1 4⅔ 8 6 6 2 4 11.57 2.143 4.85
Tepesch - 2nd 54 1 0 0-1 4 7 5 5 0 3 11.25 1.750 4.89
Totals - 1st 54 54 28 18-16 324 262 132 123 91 335 3.42 1.090 3.29
Totals - 2nd 54 54 18 21-17 280 275 146 140 78 309 4.49 1.258 3.46

Now we move onto the bullpen, the workhorses of this second 54-game stretch. Dodgers relievers averaged 3.87 innings per game in the second 54 games, after 3.01 innings per game in the first third of the season. Seven Dodgers relievers threw at least 19 innings over the last 54 games, while Joe Blanton, Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen in the second set of 54 games threw at a pace between 81-85 innings over a full season.

Relievers
Pitcher G W-L Sv/BS IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP
Jansen - 1st 54 21 1-1 15/2 20 10 3 3 1 21 1.35 0.550 1.82
Jansen - 2nd 54 27 2-1 17/3 28 14 4 4 6 40 1.33 0.741 1.44
Blanton - 1st 54 24 3-2 --- 27⅔ 12 8 8 8 29 2.60 0.723 2.87
Blanton - 2nd 54 28 1-0 --- 28 19 10 9 9 25 2.86 0.988 3.46
Liberatore - 1st 54 21 1-0 --- 16 12 2 2 6 17 1.13 1.125 1.75
Liberatore - 2nd 54 23 1-0 --- 17 8 4 4 7 22 2.08 0.865 1.81
Baez - 1st 54 25 0-1 --- 23 16 10 10 7 27 3.86 0.986 4.62
Baez - 2nd 54 25 3-1 --- 28 13 6 5 6 30 1.59 0.671 2.68
Coleman - 1st 54 24 0-1 --- 21 11 9 7 9 21 2.95 0.938 2.32
Coleman - 2nd 54 26 2-0 --- 20 28 10 10 7 15 4.50 1.750 4.14
Howell - 1st 54 19 1-1 --- 17 16 10 10 5 11 5.29 1.235 3.83
Howell - 2nd 54 25 0-0 --- 19 15 4 4 9 17 1.86 1.241 3.81
Fien - 1st 54 3 0-0 --- 3 1 0 0 0 7 0.00 0.333 (1.55)
Fien - 2nd 54 18 0-1 --- 19 20 10 10 5 12 4.74 1.316 6.98
Hatcher - 1st 54 22 3-3 --- 20 21 14 13 14 19 5.75 1.721 6.07
Hatcher - 2nd 54 15 2-1 --- 20 19 12 12 7 24 5.31 1.279 3.73
Avilan - 1st 54 4 0-0 --- 1 3 3 3 2 1 27.00 5.000 4.11
Avilan - 2nd 54 10 0-0 --- 8 2 2 1 5 13 1.08 0.840 1.82
Stripling - 1st 54 1 1-0 --- 3 2 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.667 2.44
Stripling - 2nd 54 3 0-0 --- 8⅔ 6 2 2 2 6 2.08 0.923 2.45
Chavez - 2nd 54 1 0-0 --- 1 3 2 2 2 0 18.00 5.000 9.14
Fields - 2nd 54 1 0-0 --- 1 1 0 0 1 1 0.00 2.000 4.14
Dayton - 2nd 54 1 0-0 --- 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.000 2.64
Urias - 2nd 54 1 0-0 --- 3 6 3 3 1 3 9.00 2.333 6.47
Frias - 2nd 54 1 0-0 --- 4 2 0 0 1 3 0.00 0.750 2.39
Norris - 2nd 54 1 0-1 --- 1 2 1 1 1 0 6.75 2.250 12.89
Garcia - 1st 54 9 0-0 --- 8 9 3 3 1 4 3.24 1.200 2.87
Tsao - 1st 54 2 0-1 --- 1⅔ 1 1 1 3 0 5.40 2.400 8.51
Totals - 1st 54 54 10-10 15/2 162 114 63 60 56 159 3.32 1.045 3.29
Totals - 2nd 54 54 11-5 17/3 209 158 70 67 69 213 2.89 1.086 3.40