The Bullpen Has Been Unstoppable
The Dodgers’ bullpen has been somewhat of a concern over the last ten years or so, but Andrew Friedman and GM Farhan Zaidi have completely flipped the script. By targeting key components to bring into the organization, they have created one of the most dominant and cost efficient bullpens in all of baseball.
Even following the bullpen’s two hiccups during the first two games against the Cleveland Indians, the unit is still ranked 1st in the National League in walks allowed (65), as well as first in the league in ERA (2.85) and strikeouts (260).
Almost every time the ball is handed off from one of the starters, it has been with great confidence. A combination of right-handed power arms and left-handed finesse has produced some of the best results possible.
The Dodgers’ bullpen ranks first in opposing batting average and first in WHIP thus far. With that sort of dominance, it’s no wonder they’ve been able to pull off so many come from behind wins. They hardly let a deficit get out-of-hand.