Dodgers: Grading the bullpen for the month of June

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 18: Kenley Jansen
CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 18: Kenley Jansen /
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CINCINNATI, OH – JUNE 18: Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen /

The Dodgers had a strong month of June, and while they set a franchise record for home runs in a month, their pitching was also very good. The Dodgers were second in MLB with a 3.29 ERA for the month and led MLB in saves with twelve.

Due to a mix of injuries and multiple pitchers being called up and then demoted, there were a lot of relievers that entered games for the Dodgers in June. No matter who Dave Roberts called upon it seemed that the bullpen got the job done as a whole.

While there had been talk earlier in the season that the Dodgers were seeking a late-inning arm, those talks seemed to quiet down last month.

Besides Kenley Jansen, the roles in the bullpen have been pretty fluid, but during June, the roles seemed to be more defined. Brandon Morrow and Pedro Baez were the late-inning setup men while Grant Dayton became the main situational lefty out of the pen.

Regardless of how well the team’s bullpen pitched, it’s probable that the Dodgers will at least do their due diligence on an arm to bolster the pen.