Dodgers: Grading the bullpen for the month of June

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CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 18: Kenley Jansen
CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 18: Kenley Jansen /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 21: Grant Dayton /

. Grant Dayton. B. .

10.1 innings, 1.74 ERA, 11 strikeouts

In what seems to be a recurring trend, Dayton spent some time in the minor leagues after a disastrous May in which he posted an ERA over 11. June was a good rebound month for Dayton as he held opposing batters to a .121 average and had a 0.97 WHIP. The lone blemish for Dayton in June was a home run he allowed against the Reds.

Dayton was used as more of a situational reliever, which is shown by the fact that he had six outings in which he was taken out after going less than an inning. With Liberatore on the shelf and Avilan struggling, it is imperative that Grant Dayton stays healthy and eliminates left-handed threats. Dayton striking out more than a hitter per innings is a good sign since he hardly ever pitches full innings.

The only thing Dayton needs to eliminate is walks. He walked six hitters in June alone and was lucky to not get burned by those walks since only one hit given up by Dayton was an extra base hit. Hopefully, June was a sign that Dayton is coming around to his 2016 form and not just one good month.

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