This Dodger bullpen is significantly better than it was earlier in the season. It has added some reinforcements from the starting rotation as well as some nice pieces from trades.
Pedro Baez has finally been the reliable piece that Roberts thought he was last season. Baez has become what everyone imagined he once would become. He has earned the role of a high leverage guy come October. Caleb Ferguson has also emerged as a solid bullpen piece and at one point was the most reliable reliever in that bullpen
The reinforcements from the rotation have also been really good. Kenta Maeda and Alex Wood have both proven they can come out of the bullpen and be effective. Ross Stripling is a question mark to make the roster but he was also a rotation reinforcement.
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Scott Alexander has finally turned into the pitcher the Dodgers traded for. After being sent down to the minors earlier on in the season, Alexander has proven to be one of the most reliable relievers out of the bullpen. He has been used in many roles, from a multiple inning guy to a matchup guy, but either way he has performed. Dylan Floro is filthy, that’s all I have to say about him.
Never would I have guessed that one of the most worrisome pitchers coming out of the bullpen would be Kenley Jansen. He started the year bad, but found traction and started pitching like his old self again. However, a trip to Colorado changed all of that. He has been hit or miss since missing time due to an irregular heartbeat. Hit or miss is not a phrase you want to associate with your closer.
For Atlanta the bullpen is probably the weakest link for them. The Atlanta bullpen has allowed the second most amount of walks in the NL behind only the Marlins. That is usually a recipe for disaster in October, just ask any Dodger fan. This is even more the case with a team as patient as the Dodgers.
With all of that said the Dodgers get the advantage here, if Jansen can figure it out, this bullpen will be among the best in the playoffs.