Dodgers: A Weekend Sweep at Coors Field by the Numbers
The Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies to improve to 8-2 this season. Here is a look back at the series by the numbers.
Prior to the start of the regular season, there were plenty of experts who picked the Colorado Rockies to win the NL West division. While it’s only ten games in, the Dodgers made a statement last weekend by sweeping the team expected to give them the most run for their money in 2019. While the Rockies could still give the Dodgers some trouble later on this season, they currently sit five games back of LA.
It was not a clean series for the Dodgers by any stretch but with an offense that keeps producing at a record rate, they have been able to overcome almost every mistake this season. The bullpen was not perfect, but it showed improvement especially when factoring in the Coors Field effect. Here is a look at the Dodgers’ sweep by the numbers:
10 – The Dodgers drew an impressive ten walks in Sunday’s 12-6 victory over the Rockies. The boys in blue currently lead Major League Baseball in walks drawn with 56. That ranks them five ahead of the Mariners who have played one more game.
9 – Give or take, the number of runs the Dodgers averaged in their three-game sweep of the Rockies. The actual number is 9.6, which even for Coors Field, is an impressive average.
8 – Eight is the number of times that Cody Bellinger scored in last weekend’s series. For the season, Bellinger leads MLB in runs scored at 17. That number is four runs more than Tim Beckham who has had the benefit of one more game played.
7 – The number of home runs Cody Bellinger has hit this season. Cody currently leads MLB in homers and is one ahead of Gary Sanchez who hit three on Sunday.
6 – In their three-game series over the weekend, the Dodgers hit six home runs as a team. Somehow that number seems surprisingly low given how many runs the Dodgers scored in the series.
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5 – Five was the longest outing a Dodger starter made in the series with Buehler and Maeda both pitching five innings. That number is about the norm nowadays but there is no doubt that Dave Roberts would like to get more length out of his starting pitchers.
4 – About how many runs the Rockies averaged against the Dodgers this past weekend. 4.6 is the exact number and that shows that the Dodgers pitching staff did a pretty good job of holding up in a stadium that has traditionally given them nightmares.
3 – Three is the number of runs the Dodger bullpen allowed across 5 1/3 innings in Sunday’s finale. Dennis Santana did a nice job in mop-up duty allowing one run in two-plus innings.
2 – Corey Seager recorded two base hits in two of the Dodgers’ three games last weekend. Seager has gotten off to a slow start for his standards but he is showing signs of coming around. The slow start was expected given he missed nearly a full season of action.
1 – The number of home runs given up by the starting rotation over the course of the three-game weekend set. While the starts maxed out at five innings, the trio of Maeda, Buehler, and Urias did a great job of keeping the ball in the ballpark.