The Dodgers starting pitching has been the driving force for this team all year long. This was once again the case in August as the starters led the way. Let’s see how each starter did during August.
It’s the end of the month, so you know what that means. We will be giving the team grades. This month will be interesting. As the Dodgers were still great but not unbeatable like most months. August you will see a variety of grades, unlike months past where the majority of the players would get A’s.
The starting pitching this month was missing one key player. Clayton Kershaw was out for the entire month of August, but while Kershaw was out, others stepped up. Also, the month of August saw the debut of a certain right-handed phenom, Yu Darvish. He made his debut in August and has had a good sample size as a Dodger to grade.
This month was also the re-introduction of 2 starters into the rotation. Kenta Maeda and Hyun-Jin Ryu both lost their touch and were moved into the bullpen. But in August they were brought back into the rotation to compete for a playoff slot. This month was a significant step towards October so let us see how the starters performed.