The Dodgers just had their worst month since April, dropping 10 games. Looking at their bullpen, it could be a big reason as to why they struggled.
The Dodgers’ bullpen has been one of the most dominant forces in all of baseball in 2017. They have combined for a league leading earned run average of 2.90 over the year, and been a big part of their 16 games lead over Arizona. Lately, though, they seem to have faltered just a bit.
The team went 17 and 10 in August, for a winning percentage of just .629 compared to their .689 season average. The offense had its struggles, but the bullpen certainly didn’t help to stop the bleeding. Let’s take a closer look how each player graded for their month’s performance: