The Dodgers acquired Dylan Floro from the Cincinnati Reds on July 4. From July 24 until the end of the season, he was one of the best relievers in all of baseball.
What went right
After back-to-back outings in which he allowed a run, Floro really turned things around. In his final 22 appearances, he would only allow a run twice. Over the course of the final two months, Floro had an impressive ERA of 0.79. He had 27 strikeouts in 22 2⁄3 innings.
Floro had a two-week stretch in which he nearly threw a no-hitter. From July 24 to August 10, Floro threw nine innings of shutout ball. More impressively, he allowed only one hit. During this incredible stretch, he struck out 12 while walking only one.
After allowing a run on August 12, Floro had his second dominant stretch of the season. This time, he would go over a month before allowing another run.
Over the course of five weeks, Floro threw 13 innings of shutout ball. He struck out 14.
What went wrong
In eight postseason games, Floro allowed a base hit in five of them. His worst outing of his season came in his final appearance of the year. In game 4 of the World Series, Floro allowed three runs in 2⁄3 innings of work.
He entered the game in the ninth, with the game tied at four. Floro wouldn’t last long, allowing back-to-back hits, leaving the game with a one-run deficit. The bullpen couldn’t limit the damage, as Floro was charged with two more runs, and ultimately the loss.
Stats: 3-1, 1.63 ERA, 31 SO, 1.05 WHIP, 2.69 FIP (with Dodgers)
Game of the year
Floro was one of nine pitchers used in a 16-inning affair on July 24 against the Phillies. Floro threw 2 1⁄3 innings of scoreless relief, and struck out four. This was the beginning of his dominant stretch for the remainder of the season.
Floro has one year and 54 days of service time. He has one option remaining.