Dugout Dodgers: Remember that time Joe Morgan was almost an Dodgers manager?

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Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dugout Dodgers. my name is Houston Mitchell, and Dodgers 2019 now has 12 Walking Wins.

The Yankees are coming to town

Well, it is a very important series I think: Dodgers against Newke Yankees. Not because I believe this will show the best team. It is because the winner will be the league, especially if it is a shock, getting the upper hand in the race for an advantage in the home field in the World Series. If the teams complete the same record, whichever team won the season series they get a home field.

Remember, the best advantage in the home area now goes to staff. And, while Games 6 and 7 at home do not guarantee anything (but ask Dodji 2017), it's nice to be there.

Let's look at the race for the best record:

Dodgers, 85-44, — t

Yankees, 83-46, 2 GB

Houston Astros, 82-47, 3 GB

Minnesota Twins, 77-50, 7 GB

Atlanta Braves, 77-52, 8 GB

Don't sleep on the Astros. They have the second easiest schedule in the rest of the season, so that they can easily zoom up the list and get them
best record.

But I look at how the Dodgers and Yankees are coming up with this series. Keep in mind that the Yankees should do a little better than they do the DH, and the Dodgers should do a little bit better to light because they don't have to address DH.

There will be a lot of stats now, so if you're not a stats fan, please scroll past this and hit me in the next section.

Batting (through Wednesday)

Run against the game
Yankees, 5.88 (the first in majors)
Dodgers, 5.55 (4th)

Double
Dodgers, 238 (8) t
Yankees, 228 (12th)

Triples
Dodgers, 17 (T18)
Corrections, 13 (T27) t

The town runs
Yankees, 230 (2)
Dodgers, 225 (3rd)

Stolen places
Yankees, 45 (23)
Dodgers, 44 (24)

Walks
Dodgers, 502 (1st)
Yankees, 462 (7)

Strikes
Yankees, 1,108 (15th)
Dodgers, 1,047 (23) t

Average relationship
Yankees, .272 (3rd)
Dodgers, .261 (9) t

Percentage on the base
Yankees, .345 (3rd)
Dodgers, .343 (4th)

Slugging percentage
Yankees, .487 (2nd)
Dodgers, .479 (5th)

Mean with runners in scoring position
Yankees, .302 (1)
Dodgers, .281 (6th)

Means with runners scoring positions and two
Yankees, .279 (2nd)
Dodgers, .265 (5th)

Transformation (Wednesday)

ERA
Dodgers, 3.33 (1) t
Yankees, 4.52 (16th)

ERA pitcher starting
Dodgers, 2.94 (1) t
Yankees, 4.85 (18)

Bullpen ERA
Yankees, 4.11 (7) t
Dodgers, 4.14 (8) t

Mistakes
Dodgers, 13 (1) t
Yankees, 6 (T15)

Saves
Corrections, 48 ​​(1) t
Dodgers, 32 (14th)

Safety opportunities
Dodgers, 22 (T7)
Yankees, 22 (T7)

Save the percentage
Coole, 69% (6th)
Dodgers, 59% (20th)

Excellent percentage achieved second place
Yankees, 29.4% (10th)
Dodgers, 41.7% (30th)

The town runs up
Corrections, 210 (3rd) t
Dodgers, 145 (29)

Walks
Yankees, 396 (21st)
Dodgers, 298 (30th)

Strikes
Yankees, 1,169 (6th)
Dodgers, 1,167 (7) t

WHIP
Dodgers, 1.105 (1st) t
Yankees, 1.323 (14th)

Best players with WAR

Dodgers
Batters
Cody Bellinger, 8.0
Max Muncy, 5.7
Justin Turner, 3.8
Alex Verdugo, 3.2
Corey Seager, 3.0

Pits
Hyun-Jin Ryu, 5.2
Clayton Kershaw, 3.1
Walker Buehler, 1.6
Julio Urias, 1.0
Kenta Maeda, 1.0

Yankees
Batters
DJ LeMahieu, 5.0
Mike Taichman, 3.7
Gio Urshela, 3.5
Brett Gardner, 3.4
Torres Gleyber, 3.0

Pits
Adam Ottavino, 2.2
Zack Britton, 1.8
German Domingo, 1.4
Masahiro Tanaka, 1.2
Aroldis Chapman, 1.2

So the teams are evenly matched. Both teams have high-powered offenses. The Dodgers have a large edge when they start to lit, the Yankees are a big edge in the lottery. It should be a fun set. And I don't even want to look at my emails if Kenley Jansen game blows.

Clayton Kershaw vs. Sandy Koufax

Clayton Kershaw go over Sandy Koufax in the department at all times and many places are shared about how the two compare. This comparison is simple.

Kershaw is one of the largest children ever. Ballot Hall first ballot. If you want to tell me that he is a regular seasoner than Koufax, you will listen to your argument. A lot of people are stopping Kershaw from putting full games on top, but that is how the game is now played. If he were up to Kershaw, he had almost every game he started finished. So I have no fault on him. If Koufax were playing now, he was also taking it out after seven days, and perhaps if it had happened, he had not had to retire when he was 30.

So the two men were amazing, big barge.

But this certainly puts on Koufax on top of Kershaw as long as all time goes:

Postseason statistics
Kershaw, 9-10, 4.32 ERA, no World Series titles
Koufax, 4-3, 0.95 ERA, three titles World Series (four if you want to rely on 1955, but most of the places are not)

If you want to make it a little more balanced and compare the stats of the World Series (Koufax never pitched in NLDS or NLCS), then it makes it even worse. In the World Series, Kershaw is 1-2 with ERA 5.40.

As I said, I will not affect Kershaw. But Koufax postseason puts a step above Kershaw on it. Hopefully, Kershaw World Series ring gets No. 1 this season, but until then, Sandy is a king. And you know the first person to tell you? Kershaw.

You can read more about this, and more polished writing, in this bill by Bill Plaschke.

Kenley Jansen

I was debating whether I would write about it Kenley Jansenagain, when Jorge Castillo put me out by writing a very interesting story about the closer Dodger. Some highlights:

For the first time in a major career series, a decade of constant excellence, Kenley Jansen was executed at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. The fans departed, after years and many years turning the time closer to loved ones, their tone when they looked at Jansen surrendering a house run for Toronto Blue Jays. Rowdy Tellez. It was the latest installment in an unsympathetic season for the former All-Star. The disagreement was increasing. It was over Wednesday.

“I get it. Boo me, ”said Jansen before winning a 3-2 gers amp walk over the Blue Jays Thursday. “Yes, (shoot), I was myself. I didn't want the results. I was leaving out there. ”

The Dodgers rally started on Thursday Max Muncy walk walking lead. Two baby later, Cody Bellinger twice. Corey Seager thereafter there was another double to score the previous two rows Kiké Hernandez, on his bobblehead night, he cracked a line drive to the center to score Seager.

The win without Jansen evolved from the Dodgers' lottery. The next performance of the weekend against the Yankees will be the next challenge in a season that has become accustomed to a delicate reality in preparation for October.

After he has successfully relied on his complainant to be so ahead of a long period, Jansen, recognizing that the park is not so fatal anymore, has begun with the Dodgers' brass, at mix their pitch and sequencing to make it more difficult to predict. The evolution began with more frequent spending slides at the start of the campaign. During the last month, the store has included more four-seam machines.

The evolution of Jansen is a sign of success and presented challenges. It requires better preparation, more thinking and improved execution. Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts he noticed that it is similar to the modifications Clayton Kershaw, 31 year old pitcher is coming to new limits, has been effectively implemented this season. Roberts, however, indicated that Jansen was reluctant to expand.

“No, I don't think,” asked Roberts when Kershaw Jansen's successes were made more open to accepting changes. “It should but I don't think it's landed with it.”

Jansen said that he had temporarily forgotten his new blueprint on Wednesday. He began the journey by expulsion Randal Grichuk three cutters. It was a short repayment to Jansen's vintage. He explained that it was time to confuse him.

“Sometimes I have trouble as when heated (I hit) such beaters, like three playing fields (like),‘ Ah (shoot), I found it today. Let's go! ”Jansen said.

“It's a move,” said Roberts. “We have more conversations, I think he understands that you can be just as effective as you were before.”

“They met me last night, I love it,” said Jansen. “At the end of the day, I'm here to help the team win a championship and I'm going to make them more enjoyable.”

Cody Bellinger

His pants fell down and slipped into the third one for a triple. You can view that here. For Cody, we hope to watch this video here, as the song is very suitable.

Ask Ross Porter

Ross Porter once again it will answer reader questions this season. All you have to do is email me your query houston.mitchell@latimes.com. I will send the email to Ross, and he will answer several every week. Take it away, Ross.

Barefoot Brook Atlanta asks: Was there ever time there Tommy Lasorda almost his job as manager of the amp?

Ross: Former general manager of Dodgers Fred Claire he discusses this in his book, “My 30 Years in Dodger Blue.” Fred wrote: “After the end of the 1983 season, Tommy thought it was time to ask for more money. Negotiations between Peter O Malley and Tommy seemed an apparent stalemate. After their last meeting, Tommy went down the stairs to his office near the clubhouse to make a number of calls. I was called to Peter's office as the general manager Al Campanis and scouting director Ben Wade. Peter told us that Tommy decided not to sign a new contract. He asked us to make suggestions for another replacement for Tommy. Al praised Bobby Valentine, I offered your candidate – Joe Morgan. He had just finished his 21st season, and at 40, it was clear that his career was in the final chapter. Joe was very familiar with the game and earned everyone's respect. Ben agreed with me, Peter allowed, and Al went on.

Joe was still in a contract with Philadelphia. With the three of us listening, Peter called Phillies' president Bill Giles. Both of them agreed that the call was confidential and the Dodgers were allowed to speak to Morgan. Once Peter was hung, he was told that Tommy was another line. Lasorda asked for Malley, “Is that motion still on the table?” Said John, “Then I will take it.” Peter called Giles back immediately and said, “Bill, I just sent you Tommy was still the manager of Dodgers for another 13 years. ”

Richard Kaufman Encino asks: Hi, Ross. What do you think about Yankees manager Aaron Boone endorsing a mercy rule in the majestic after spending 19-5? What are the main disadvantages in MLB history?

Ross: I like the idea, Richard. The question is how far ahead do you have to be to end the game? Here are the main rallies.

1. 1911 Chicago Detroit corridors, 13-1 and meet 16-15.

2. 1925 Philadelphia behind Cleveland, 15-3 and meets 17-15.

3. 2001 west Seattle, Cleveland, 14-2, and win it, 15-14. Sailors would have reached 117 games games that they had not lost.

Incredible finishes:

1901 Cleveland down to Washington, 13-5 with two and no one on the ninth, nine scored to win, 14-13.

1961 Boston was losing 12-5 to Washington with two exclusive and no-one on the ninth, and there were eight to win 13-12.

1952 Chicago Cincinnati abandoned, 8-2 with two and none were in the ninth, then seven came to win, 9-8.

And remembering to be one of Dodgers fans. In 1990, the visiting Phillies were back, 11-1 after 7, but they got 2 in the eighth and nine in the ninth to shock the Dodgers, 12-11.

Robert Puente San Antonio asks: What is the rule to qualify as a rookie candidate of the year? Does any of the Dodgers qualify?

Ross: In previous seasons, Robert must have less than 130 bats, 50 sword, and less than 45 days on an active MLB roster before September 1, excluding time on the disability list. Yes, there are a few qualified Dodgers, but Pete Alonso the Mets will win.

Where you missed it

Some stories you would like to catch up with:

Hyun-Jin Ryu It is among the most unpredictable pitchers

Dustin May a bullpen session wears a sharp eye Dave Roberts and Rick Honeycutt

Kenley Jansen says that he has to be strange when he and Dodgers decided on a change

More games KTLA

Another five amp games on TV on KTLA Channel 5 will be this season:

Saturday, 31 August, 5 pm. by Arizona

Saturday, September 7, 6 p.m. VS San Francisco

Saturday, September 14, 4 pm. at New York Mets

Saturday, September 21, 6 p.m. Colorado Rockies vs

Saturday, September 28, 1 p.m. at San Francisco

Up next

The Pacific at all times

Tonight: Yankees (James Paxton *) at Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu *), 7 p.m.

Saturday: Yankees (CC Sabathia *) by Dodgers (Tony Gonsolin), 1 p.m, FS1

Sunday: Yankees (Domingo German) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw *), 4 p.m., ESPN

* awkward

And finally

1963 World Series Game 1, Vs Dodgers. See it here.

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