Joe Kelly’s rough start
The Dodgers saw first hand just how dominant Joe Kelly can be when he is on top of his game. In the World Series, he pitched six shutout innings against LA while striking out ten batters and now allowing a single walk. He was brought in by Andrew Friedman to be the main bridge to Kenley Jansen in the eighth inning and possibly even multiple innings.
So far Joe Kelly has a 6.26 ERA and that is an improvement since Kelly pitched much better in June than he had in previous months. At one point, Joe had an ERA over nine and despite his stuff looking good, he was getting knocked around and uncomfortable to use even with a four-run lead. The Dodgers are going to need Kelly in the postseason and if he comes around he will be a big boost to the pen as he was expected to be.