Los Angeles Dodgers: Top starting staffs in LAD history

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 02: Displays are seen during the Dodgers Holiday Festival media night at Dodger Stadium on December 02, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 02: Displays are seen during the Dodgers Holiday Festival media night at Dodger Stadium on December 02, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images) /
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1991 Los Angeles Dodgers

Starter Wins: 65

Starter ERA: 3.07

21 APR 1991: LOS ANGELES DODGERS PITCHER RAMON MARTINEZ WINDS UP TO PITCH DURING THE DODGERS VERSUS SAN DIEGO PADRES GAME AT JACK MURPHY STADIUM IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. MANDATORY CREDIT: STEPHEN DUNN/ALLSPORT
21 APR 1991: LOS ANGELES DODGERS PITCHER RAMON MARTINEZ WINDS UP TO PITCH DURING THE DODGERS VERSUS SAN DIEGO PADRES GAME AT JACK MURPHY STADIUM IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. MANDATORY CREDIT: STEPHEN DUNN/ALLSPORT /

The 1991 Los Angeles Dodgers hold no real lore in team history; they finished one game behind the Atlanta Braves in the old NL West. It was a transition year of sorts, as a wave of rookies would follow, changing the dynamic of the Dodgers.

The 1991 staff was led by a young Ramon Martinez, who won 17 games after winning 20 the year before, as well as two veterans in Tim Belcher and Mike Morgan who collected 24 wins while each pitching over 200 innings, posting ERAs under 3.00. All three men started at least 33 games.

Orel Hershiser returned to the staff midway through the season after losing all of 1990 to shoulder injury and won seven games, and veteran Bob Ojeda made 31 starts, winning 12 games to round out the staff.

With no postseason, the lowest starter wins and one of the higher ERAs on this list, why should this staff be considered among the best? For one, the staff put up 109 quality starts, which is tied for third-most in team history since they moved to Los Angeles, and their quality start percentage (QS%) of 67% is fourth in LA Dodgers history.

If the bullpen hadn’t blown 18 saves, this staff would have been able to prove itself in the playoffs.

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