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What Can I Expect From The Dodgers Series? Not Much
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If you look at the head to head stats this could be a good series. But only if you simply skim the numbers.

Look at the seven stats highlighted and there is the main problem with the Mets and why this could be a very very painful three game set.

Of the seven the one I think is most egregious are the errors. The Dodgers come in with 37 and the Mets with 55. Of those 55 aproximately 12 either contributed to losing the lead after the 7th inning or let the tying/winning run score in a road game.

What is worst is that some 25% of the errors this year were from lackadaisical play. Errors happen, thats baseball but this type of play seems to point towards not being in the game.

Too many errors on this team are from not appying this simple rule: TWO-HANDS!!

 
 
LA Dodgers (52-30, 24-17 Road)
NY Mets (39-42, 22-17 Home)
 
 LAD: C. Kershaw  (5-5, 3.49 ERA)  NYM: M. Pelfrey  (6-3, 4.26 ERA)
Head to Head Analysis

Dodgers HITTING STATS Mets
.272 Average .270
398 Runs 355
774 Hits 739
151 Doubles 154
14 Triples 17
64 Home Runs 50
375 RBIs 334
320 Walks 308
542 Strikeouts 453
30 HBP 26
69 GIDP 75
73/26 SB / CS 79/22
26 Sac Flies 27
37 Sac Hits 46
.349 OBP .347
.403 SLG% .394
.752 OPS .741
Dodgers PITCHING STATS Mets
3.57 ERA 4.26
25/41 Sv / SvOpp 23/35
313 Runs 375
296 Earned Runs 341
629 Hits 717
64 HRs 75
315 Walks 311
635 Strikeouts 519
1 Complete Games 1
5 Shutouts 5
41 Holds 48
62 GIDP 60
34 Quality Starts 43
.231 Opp. Avg .260
.315 Opp. OBP .337
.362 Opp. SLG% .403
.677 Opp. OPS .740
Dodgers DEFENSE STATS Mets
82 Games Played 81
2240 Putouts 2162
37 Errors 55
816 Assists 785
77 Double-plays 75
.988 Fielding % .982
Dodgers CATCHER STATS Mets
71/24 SB Att/CS 54/18
66.2% SB % 66.7%
0 Passed-Balls 0
3 Pitcher Pickoffs 1
1 Catcher Pickoffs 0
7 Pitcher Caught Stealing 5

We also can't seem to get hits with runners in scoring position in any consistent manner. There was a game recently where we had the bases loaded three times and three different hitters came up and we did not get a single run. That is almost impossible.

A drunk on the local beer league team could manage to get in front of a pitch in order to score a run. Any kind of fly ball and we get a run. Its laughable. Only I'm not laughing any more.

Which stat do you think shows more why these two teams are in thier relative positions in the standings?

 

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