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MLB: World Series-Houston Astros at Los Angeles Dodgers
Dave Roberts made 66 pitching changes in 15 games during the postseason
Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers ultimately fell one win shy of their ultimate goal, but still put together their best October run in decades. Here is a look back at their three rounds of the postseason against the Diamondbacks, Cubs and Astros.

Batter of the postseason

Justin Turner set a franchise record with 14 RBI in a single postseason, and hit .286/.420/.536 with four home runs, including the second walk-off home run in Dodgers postseason history. That batting line is even more impressive considering Turner was just 4-for-25 in the World Series, as the bulk of the Dodgers lineup went ice cold in the Fall Classic.

Honorable mention goes to Kiké Hernandez and his three home runs in the NLCS clincher at Wrigley Field, to Charlie Culberson who filled in admirably at shortstop and hit .500, and to Joc Pederson, who found his swing to the tune of three home runs and five extra-base hits in the World Series.

Pitcher of the postseason

This one goes to Kenta Maeda, who moved from starting to relief and thrived in the bullpen. Maeda had an 0.84 ERA in his nine postseason games, and allowed just one run (plus two inherited runs, on a three-run home run by Jose Altuve in Game 5 of the World Series).

Clayton Kershaw was in line for a rather easy win in this category had he not allowed six runs in Game 5 against Houston, unable to hold a four-run lead. Overall he had a relatively good postseason with a 3.82 ERA, and set a franchise record with 33 strikeouts.

Postseason results

Record: 10-5
82 runs scored (5.47 per game)
53 runs allowed (3.53 per game)
.690 pythagorean record (10-5)

Transactions

NLCS: Corey Seager was out with a back sprain against the Cubs, so Culberson was added to the roster. With utility man Chris Taylor needed at shortstop against right-handed pitchers, Joc Pederson was added for outfield depth at the expense of relief pitcher Pedro Baez who did not pitch in the NLDS.

World Series: Seager was added back to the roster and started at shortstop for all seven games against Houston. Brandon McCarthy was added to the roster to pitch in relief, with outfielder Curtis Granderson and catcher Kyle Farmer removed from the roster for the Fall Classic.

Game results

NLDS
Game 1: Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 5
Game 2: Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 5
Game 3: Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 1

NLCS
Game 1: Dodgers 5, Cubs 2
Game 2: Dodgers 4, Cubs 1
Game 3: Dodgers 6, Cubs 1
Game 4: Cubs 3, Dodgers 2
Game 5: Dodgers 11, Cubs 1

World Series
Game 1: Dodgers 3, Astros 1
Game 2: Astros 7, Dodgers 6 (11)
Game 3: Astros 5, Dodgers 3
Game 4: Dodgers 6, Astros 2
Game 5: Astros 13, Dodgers 12 (10)
Game 6: Dodgers 3, Astros 1
Game 7: Astros 5, Dodgers 1

Stats

Postseason batting

Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP SH SF PA BA OBP SLG OPS BABIP Player
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP SH SF PA BA OBP SLG OPS BABIP Player
Pederson 23 7 7 3 0 3 5 0 0 2 10 0 1 0 26 0.304 0.360 0.826 1.186 0.400 Pederson
Turner 56 8 16 2 0 4 14 1 0 10 9 3 0 0 69 0.286 0.420 0.536 0.956 0.279 Turner
Taylor 59 12 15 4 1 3 7 0 1 11 10 1 0 0 71 0.254 0.380 0.508 0.889 0.261 Taylor
Puig 56 8 16 2 1 3 10 0 2 6 8 1 0 0 63 0.286 0.365 0.518 0.883 0.289 Puig
Forsythe 37 9 11 2 0 0 6 2 1 9 7 0 0 0 46 0.297 0.435 0.351 0.786 0.367 Forsythe
Seager 38 7 9 1 1 1 6 1 0 7 12 0 0 1 46 0.237 0.348 0.395 0.743 0.308 Seager
Bellinger 64 10 14 4 1 3 9 1 0 3 29 0 0 0 67 0.219 0.254 0.453 0.707 0.344 Bellinger
Barnes 46 8 10 2 0 1 5 1 0 4 10 1 0 1 52 0.217 0.288 0.326 0.615 0.250 Barnes
Granderson 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 15 0.067 0.067 0.067 0.133 0.143 Granderson
Starters 394 70 99 20 4 18 62 6 4 52 103 6 1 2 455 0.251 0.346 0.459 0.805 0.295 Starters
Culberson 16 4 8 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 18 0.500 0.471 0.938 1.408 0.538 Culberson
Hernandez 25 6 8 1 0 3 8 0 1 5 4 1 0 0 31 0.320 0.452 0.720 1.172 0.278 Hernandez
Ethier 13 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 15 0.308 0.400 0.538 0.938 0.333 Ethier
Grandal 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 11 0.000 0.273 0.000 0.273 0.000 Grandal
Utley 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2 0 0 19 0.000 0.211 0.000 0.211 0.000 Utley
Farmer 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Farmer
Bench 81 12 20 3 1 5 13 0 1 12 20 3 1 2 99 0.247 0.357 0.494 0.851 0.259 Bench
Pitchers 21 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 10 0 3 0 25 0.048 0.091 0.048 0.139 0.091 Pitchers
Offense 496 82 120 23 5 23 76 6 5 65 133 9 5 4 579 0.242 0.338 0.448 0.786 0.282 Offense

Postseason pitching

Pitcher G GS W L Sv IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP ERA WHIP FIP Pitcher
Pitcher G GS W L Sv IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP ERA WHIP FIP Pitcher
Hill 4 4 0 0 17.7 13 5 5 3 8 2 24 0 2.55 1.189 3.71 Hill
Wood 2 2 0 1 10.3 5 4 4 4 2 0 10 0 3.48 0.677 6.88 Wood
Kershaw 5 5 3 0 29.0 19 14 14 8 8 29 0 4.34 0.931 5.61 Kershaw
Darvish 4 4 2 2 14.7 17 11 10 4 3 0 14 1 6.14 1.364 5.65 Darvish
Starters 15 15 5 3 0 71.7 54 34 33 19 21 2 77 1 4.14 1.047 5.33 Starters
Kershaw 1 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0.00 1.000 1.20 Kershaw
Stripling 5 0 0 3.0 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0.00 1.667 2.87 Stripling
Wood 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 0.000 0.20 Wood
Maeda 9 2 0 10.7 5 1 1 1 2 0 10 0 0.84 0.656 3.11 Maeda
Jansen 13 1 1 5 16.7 8 4 3 2 3 0 20 2 1.62 0.660 3.26 Jansen
Cingrani 7 0 0 5.0 3 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 1.80 1.000 5.20 Cingrani
Watson 11 2 0 7.0 5 3 2 0 1 0 3 1 2.57 0.857 3.20 Watson
Morrow 14 0 0 13.7 11 6 6 3 2 0 12 0 3.95 0.951 4.74 Morrow
Fields 4 0 0 1.0 4 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 18.00 4.000 27.20 Fields
McCarthy 1 0 1 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 18.00 2.000 16.20 McCarthy
Bullpen 66 0 5 2 5 64.0 44 19 17 10 13 4 58 4 2.39 0.891 4.03 Bullpen
Totals 81 15 10 5 5 135.7 98 53 50 29 34 6 135 5 3.32 0.973 4.72 Totals