The club’s 61-29 mark at the break has been propelled to no one’s surprise by a pitching staff that has lived up to the preseason accolades and predictions. The Dodgers’ 3.15 staff ERA leads all of baseball, while the squad’s nine shutouts and 240 walks allowed pace the National League at the break.
The Dodgers have been so bad against lefties, that the Chicago Cubs actually tweaked their rotation, giving Jake Arrieta the night off just so they could pitch three lefties against the Dodgers.
Clayton Kershaw has two Cy Young Awards by age 25 and one runner-up finish. He just posted baseball’s lowest ERA in 13 years and became the third pitcher since 1900 to lead the majors in that category for three consecutive seasons.