Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte only appeared in 15 games with the Dodgers, but he was called up from Oklahoma City a team-high eight times.
What went right
After a shaky start to his Dodgers career, Venditte didn’t allow a run in his final 10 outings. From August 24 through September 26, the 33-year-old threw 9 2⁄3 scoreless innings, while allowing only three hits. Opposing hitters had a .100 average, with an OPS of only .315.
Though he only had five strikeouts, nearly 70 percent of his pitches were for strikes. He inherited nine runners (10 on the season), and not one scored.
What went wrong
His final 10 games were hot — his first five, not so much.
Through his first five games with LA, his ERA was 8.31. He allowed four runs on eight hits, in only 4 1⁄3 innings. Venditte labored, throwing at least 24 pitches in three of the five games.
Stats: 0-0, 2.57 ERA, 14 IP, 9 SO, 1.00 WHIP
Game of the year
On August 24, Venditte only needed 12 pitches to get a 1-2-3 inning versus the Padres. It was one of two times on the year he had multiple strikeouts in an inning.
Venditte has one year and 84 days of service time. He has one option year remaining.