December 20, 2014

Friday Night Notes

A few interesting notes from tonight’s official pre-game media notes:

– The Dodgers have won a season-high three straight road series for the third time.  Their 40 road wins are third in the NL behind St. Louis (41) and Philadelphia (43).

– Since August 10, the Dodgers team ERA is 2.67 – a Major League best over a 29 game span.  Despite these numbers, the team is just 16-13 in these games.

– The Dodgers have played in 45 one-run games this season, going 26-19.  If I recall correctly, the Dodgers record in one-run games to start the season was amazing and they’ve since tailed off.   I’ll try and dig those numbers up.

– With both Kershaw and Wolf out for this weekend’s games, the Dodgers will start Kuroda (5-6, 4.15), Padilla (2-0, 2.76) and Billingsley (12-9, 3.93) against The Hated Ones.

And one other small note: Sunday’s game should be entertaining, as the Dodgers will be facing Brad Penny once again, but this time, in a Giants uniform!