If it feels like the Dodgers’ pitching has been extra good in the second half... well, it’s because it’s been historically good.
Per Jon Weisman, the Dodgers have the lowest second-half ERA of any National League team over the last 40 years, currently at 2.64.
If you want to take it one step further, their team ERA+ of 137 is the best by any National League team in over a century, per our friend Craig Minami.
In addition to those record breaking numbers, the Dodgers are:
- 2nd in the NL in strikeout percentage (26.2%)
- 1st in opponents average (.193)
- 1st in WHIP (1.04)
- 1st in FIP (3.38)
- 2nd in SIERA (3.72)
- Bill Shaikin of The LA Times writes about how the Dodgers could get ultimate home-field advantage even as wild card
- ICYMI: The latest edition of Dodger Details from The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya: Clayton Kershaw’s ‘step forward,’ Gavin Lux’s emergence and more
- The Dodgers come in at No. 2 on the power rankings from The Athletic
- Salvador Perez made MLB history, doing something no catcher had ever done before