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Podcast episode 1633: Rich Hill, perfection & the playoffs

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This week on the podcast, we talk about Rich Hill and the pursuit of perfection, the decision made by Dave Roberts to pull him, and started what will likely be a month-long process of trying to guess the Dodgers’ postseason roster.

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This week’s play index question revolved around the Dodgers’ slugging quartet of Corey Seager (.534 slugging percentage), Justin Turner (.499), Joc Pederson (.491) and Yasmani Grandal (.479).

The 1953 Dodgers are the only club in franchise history with five players to put up a .500 slugging percentage in at least 400 plate appearances. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1958, the record is three such players, set in 1994 and 2001.

If we lower the threshold to a .480 slugging percentage, there have only been seven Dodgers teams with four such players, all in Brooklyn, topped by the 1953 club with five. In LA, the Dodgers have had nine teams with three players, but none with four.

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Feel free to send us suggestions for future Play Index searches. Keep those Dodgers related, but any other questions can delve into any topics. Send all to tblapodcast@gmail.com, or contact us on Twitter at @truebluela or@jacobburch.

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