Apr 10, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) looks on prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
The Dodgers still finished the season with the fifth-best team ERA and the second best ERA for starting pitchers (3.24). It’s hard to really complain about that, but that number is extremely skewed by Kershaw and Greinke. They were the best 1-2 punch in baseball, but after them the Dodgers struggled to find consistency and starting pitching was an issue.
It should be better next year with health. If Greinke isn’t brought back, the Dodgers will probably make a move for another co-ace. Ryu and McCarthy should be back at some point and will make the rotation that much deeper. Most importantly, Latos won’t be there, so we can all celebrate that.