There is still a week remaining in the regular season for the Dodgers, but their home schedule is now complete. Here is a look back at some highlights of their 2016 season at Dodger Stadium.
With five straight wins to close out the National League West, the Dodgers won 11 of their last 12 home games this year. They ended 53-28 at Dodger Stadium, tied with Cleveland for the third-best home record in the majors.
With 108 home wins since the start of 2015, the Dodgers have their most home wins in a two-year span since going 108-46 (.701) at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn in 1955-56.
The Dodgers at home in 2016 were 15-4 with five sweeps in three-game series, were 3-1-1 in four-game series with one sweep win and one sweep loss (Apr. 25-28 vs. Miami), and split both two-game series. That makes for a total 18-5-3 series record at Dodger Stadium in 2016, including six straight home series wins to close out the season.
Corey Seager’s home run with two outs in the ninth inning of home game No. 81 was the 100th of the season hit at home by the Dodgers, then Charlie Culberson hit No. 101. It was the fourth time the Dodgers have hit 100 home runs in a season at Dodger Stadium, the first time hey have done so since 2004.
Yasmani Grandal hit nearly one fifth of those home runs, with 20 of his 27 home runs on the season coming at home. It was the seventh time a player hit 20 or more home runs in a season at Dodger Stadium. The record is 23, jointly held by Gary Sheffield (2000) and Adrian Beltre (2004).
Grandal hit .278/.378/.621 with 50 RBI in 68 home games this season.
Seager fell two home runs short of joining Grandal on that home run list, but did have 21 doubles at home, fifth-most in a season at Dodger Stadium. The record is 26, hit by Shawn Green in 2003.
Seager’s triple on Sunday was his second of the year, giving him 41 extra-base hits at home, just the fourth man ever with 40 extra-base hits in a season at Dodger Stadium. The only one with more was Andre Ethier, with a whopping 49 in 2009.
Seager’s 179 total bases are the third-most in a season at Dodger Stadium, behind only Ethier (185 in 2009) and Tommy Davis (182 in 1962).
On the season, Seager hit .321/.373/.574 with 50 runs scored and 100 hits. His was the 11th season of 100 or more hits at Dodger Stadium, and the first since Juan Pierre in 2007. Steve Garvey did it five times.
Joc Pederson also excelled at Dodger Stadium in 2016, hitting .247/.374/.562 with 13 home runs and 12 doubles, and tied Grandal for the team lead with 31 home walks.
Walk-off hero Charlie Culberson hit .375/.394/.469 in 33 plate appearances at home in 2016, including a home run in the final regular season at-bat at Dodger Stadium.
The other two walk-off home runs at Dodger Stadium in 2016 were hit by Trayce Thompson, who .242/.322/.500 with nine home runs in 143 plate appearances at home, with game-enders on May 10 against the Mets and June 7 against the Rockies.
On the pitching side, Clayton Kershaw threw three home shutouts this season, and at home was 8-1 with a 1.08 ERA in his 10 home starts. That 1.08 ERA matched Orel Hershiser’s 1985 as the third-best in a season at Dodger Stadium with a minimum of 10 starts. The best was by Sandy Koufax, who had an absurd 0.85 ERA at home in 1964.
Rich Hill allowed one run in 17 innings in his three Dodger Stadium starts, with 18 strikeouts and three walks.
Kershaw had 86 strikeouts against only four walks at home in 2016. He joins Kenley Jansen, who struck out 60 and walked five this year at home, as the only pitchers ever at Dodger Stadium with at least 50 strikeouts and no more than five walks in a season.
Dodgers relievers put up a 2.42 ERA at home, with 318 strikeouts in 294⅓ innings.
With 350 runs scored, the Dodgers scored their most runs at home since 2009 (365).
With 261 runs allowed, the Dodgers allowed their fewest at home since 2003 (254).
The Dodgers’ home run differential of +89 is tied with 1978 for their fifth-best ever at Chavez Ravine. The best mark came in the inaugural year of 1962, when they outscored opponents by 120 runs.