1 LOS ANGELES DODGERS (104-58) at Houston Astros (101-61) LHP Clayton Kershaw (3-0, 2.96) vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel (2-2, 3.00) Sunday, October 29, :20 p.m. CT Minute Maid Park Houston, TX World Series Game 5 (Series tied 2-2) TV: FOX Radio: AM 570 (Eng.); 1020 AM (Span.), ESPN Radio, AM 1540 (Kor.) #THISTEAM: After tying the game 1-1 in the seventh inning with an RBI single by Logan Forsythe, the Dodger offense put up five runs in the ninth inning and evened the series 2-2 following a 6-2 victory in Game 4 of the World Series. According to Stats LLC., Los Angeles became the first team to put up five or more runs in the ninth inning of a World Series game since the 2000 New York Mets, who scored five runs in the ninth in Game 2 of the Fall Classic against the Yankees. The Dodgers improved to 9-3 this Postseason, including a 4-2 mark on the road, and are just two wins away from collecting its seventh World Series title in franchise history. The Dodgers are playing in the World Series for the 19 th time in franchise history (1916, 20, 41, 47, 49, 52, 53, 55, 56, 59, 63, 65, 66, 74, 77, 78, 81 and 88). The Dodgers and Astros met once before in the Postseason, with Los Angeles winning a five-game Division Series, necessitated by the 1981 strike. The Dodgers dropped the first two games at the Astrodome in Houston, before roaring back to win three straight at Chavez Ravine, culminating with a Game 5 victory in which Jerry Reuss fired a shutout and L.A. broke a scoreless tie with three runs off Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan in the sixth inning. This series marks the first time two clubs with 100+ wins are facing each other in the Fall Classic since In that World Series, the Baltimore Orioles (108 wins) beat the Cincinnati Reds (102 wins) in five games. #KERSHAWDAY: Dodger ace and seven-time All-Star Clayton Kershaw will take the mound tonight for his fifth start of this year s Postseason and his second start of the World Series. In Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, Kershaw was brilliant as he allowed just one run (solo home run) on three hits in 7.0 innings with 11 strikeouts against no walks, as he recorded the win in the Dodgers 3-1 victory. According to Stats LLC., Kershaw tied Hall of Famer and former Dodger Don Newcombe (1949, Game 1 vs. NYY) for the most strikeouts in a World Series game all-time without a walk. In addition, with the victory, Kershaw surpassed Burt Hooton for the most Postseason wins in club history with seven wins. In four starts this Postseason, the southpaw has gone 3-0 with a 2.96 ERA (8 ER/24.1 IP) and has held hitters to a.174 average. During that stretch, he has struck out 27 batters against just five walks, while posting 0.82 WHIP. Overall, the Dallas, TX native is 7-7 with a 4.21 ERA (53 ER/113.1 IP) in the Postseason and the Dodgers have won eight of the last nine Postseason starts he has made. In 2017, Kershaw led the NL in ERA (2.31) for the fifth time in his career while topping the NL in wins (18, T-1 st MLB) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.73). It was Kershaw s seventh-career 200-strikeout season, the most in franchise history and the fourth most in NL history. Kershaw reached 2000 career strikeouts on June 2 at Milwaukee, becoming the second fastest pitcher in MLB history to reach the mark by games (262, behind Randy Johnson) and the third fastest by inning (1,836, behind Johnson and Pedro Martinez). Kershaw holds Dodger Postseason records for starts (18), wins (7), innings (113.1) and strikeouts (133). Kershaw is 3-2 with a 2.38 ERA (14 ER/53.0 IP) in eight career starts against the Astros. During that span, he has held the opposition to a.217 average and has struck out 53 Astro hitters against just 13 walks. CENTURY CITY: Los Angeles finished with the best record in the Majors for the first time since 1974 and the National League s best record for the first time since The Dodgers set a Los Angeles record for victories with 104 (104-58), tying for the second most in franchise history (also: 1942, ) and finishing one shy of the club record of 105 (105-49), set in Los Angeles 104 wins were the most by a big league club since 2004, when the Cardinals went MATCHUP vs. ASTROS All-Time vs. HOU: LA leads series, ( at Dodger Stadium) All-Time Postseason: LA leads 5-4 (1-1 at Minute Maid Park) World Series Game 1: W, 3-1 W: Kershaw L: Keuchel S: Jansen World Series Game 2: L, 6-7 (11) W: Devenski L: McCarthy World Series Game 3: L, 3-5 W: McCullers Jr. L: Darvish World Series Game 4: W, 6-2 W: Watson L: Giles TOO DARN GOOD: Following the stellar start by Game 4 starter Alex Wood, who allowed just one run on one hit (solo homer) in 5.2 innings and carried a no-hit bid through 5.2 innings, the Dodger pitching staff continued its solid performance this Postseason, posting a 2.67 ERA (32 ER/108.0 IP) and holding hitters to a.189 average. The bullpen has been a key factor in this year s playoffs for L.A., as the pen has allowed just 10 runs over 47.1 innings (1.90 ERA) while holding hitters to a.179 average (30-for-168) in 12 games. Dodger relievers have struck out 41 batters against just seven walks, posting a 0.78 WHIP. Dodger reliever Brandon Morrow was once again light s out yesterday, as he tossed 1.1 perfect innings of relief in Game 4. Morrow has appeared in 11 of the 12 games this Postseason for the Dodgers and his 11 appearances are the most by a Dodger reliever in a single Postseason. During that stretch, the reliable reliever has allowed just two runs in 12.1 innings (1.46 ERA) and has struck out 10 against just two walks, while holding the opposition to a.143/.182/.262 slashline. Dodger starter turned reliever Kenta Maeda has been a big part of the bullpen this Postseason and turned in a huge outing in Game 3, as he allowed just one hit over 2.2 scoreless frames and struck out two against one walk. Maeda has gone 2-0 and has yet to allow a run in 9.0 innings (7 G), while also holding hitters to a.069 average (2-for- 29). During that stretch, he has struck out nine batters against just one walk and is posting a 0.33 WHIP The Dodger bullpen had tossed an MLB Postseason record 28.0 consecutive scoreless innings, going back to the seventh inning of NLDS Game 2 before giving up a run in the eighth inning on Wednesday night in Game 2 of the World Series. YOUNG STUDS: Dodger All-Star and rookie sensation Cody Bellinger and outfielder Joc Pederson sparked the Dodger offense last night as they provided key runs in the five-run ninth inning rally. Bellinger drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI double in the ninth inning and finished the game collecting his first two hits of the World Series (2-for-4) with two doubles and two run scored. At 22 years, 107 days old, Bellinger became the youngest player in World Series history to collect multiple doubles in a single game. In addition, he became just the fourth player age 22 or younger to drive in a goahead run in the ninth inning or later in a World Series game since 1920, joining Tony Lazzeri (1926), Jimmie Foxx (1930), Tim McCarver (1964) and Edgar Renteria (1997). (source: Elias Sports Bureau) Pederson put the final blow in last night s contest with a three-run home run to complete the five-run ninth inning rally. His home run was the second of the Postseason, with both coming in the World Series (also: Game 2). At 25 years, 190 days old, Pederson became the third-youngest Dodger to record a home run and three RBI in a Fall Classic game. The only Dodgers to accomplish the feat at a younger age were Pedro Guerrero (25 years, 121 days old), who had a homer and five RBI in Game 6 of 1981, and Gil Hodges (25 years, 188 days old), who had a homer and three RBI in Game 5 of Pederson has recorded a hit in each of the three World Series games he has played in, going 3-for-9 (.333) with three runs, a double, two homers and four RBI. UPCOMING SCHEDULE Date/Time/Opponent (PT Time) Probable Pitchers TV/Radio Game 6, Tues., Oct. 31, 5:20 p.m. vs. HOU RHP Justin Verlander (4-0, 2.05) vs. LHP Rich Hill (0-0, 2.77) TV: FOX Radio: ESPN, AM 570, KTNQ1020, AM 1540
2 MR. UNANIMOUS: Cody Bellinger established a National League rookie home run record (third all-time) with 39 home runs, while also ranking among all-time Dodger rookies in RBI (97, 3 rd ) in 132 games. The Dodgers went in games in which Bellinger appeared (89-38 in starts) after his April 25 call-up, and overall, he ranked among the NL leaders in homers (2 nd ) and slugging percentage (.581, 5 th ). On Tuesday, Bellinger was announced as The Sporting News Rookie of the Year and is hitting.235 (12-for-51) with two homers, four doubles and five RBI this Postseason. Bellinger is just the 34 th rookie in ML history to record two-plus homers in the Postseason, and only the third Dodger, joining Corey Seager (2) and Jim Gilliam (2). DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Dodgers rated as one of the Majors best defensive teams in 2017, leading the Majors in Baseball-Reference s Defensive Efficiency (.709), which measures the percentage of balls in play converted into outs. Also, according to FanGraphs, the Dodgers defense resulted in 48 defensive runs saved, the best mark in the NL and the second-best mark in Majors behind the Rays (51). Yasiel Puig tied for the lead among NL right fielders and for eighth in the Majors overall with 18 defensive runs saved, according to FanGraphs. On Friday, Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., announced their finalists for the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Yasiel Puig and Dodger shortstop Corey Seager were named finalists at their respected positions. ALL THAT POWER: The Dodgers established franchise records with 553 extra-base hits (previous high: 541 in 1953), 312 doubles (previous high: 307 in 2006) and 221 home runs (4 th, NL), which topped the club s previous high of 211 set in The club also set a Los Angeles record with a.437 slugging percentage, outpacing the previous high of.432 set in Los Angeles had six players Cody Bellinger, Yasmani Grandal, Yasiel Puig, Corey Seager, Chris Taylor and Justin Turner finish the season with 20 or more home runs, the most in franchise history and tying for the most ever by a NL club. JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED: Dave Roberts joined Tommy Lasorda ( ) and Joe Torre ( ) as the only Los Angeles managers to lead the Dodgers to the postseason in their first two years with the club. According to STATS, LLC, Roberts 195 wins through his first two full seasons as a Major League manager rank fifth all-time: Most Wins in First 2 Full Seasons as MLB Manager - All-Time 1. Frank Chance, CHC Earl Weaver, BAL Ralph Houk, NYY Billy Southworth, STL Dave Roberts, LAD TOO GOOD: The Dodgers won 43 of 50 from June 7-Aug. 5, which was the best 50-game stretch in franchise history and the best in the Majors since the 1912 New York Giants, who went 43-7 from May 6-July 3. According to Elias, just four teams have ripped off 43 of 50 or better in baseball history: the 2017 Dodgers, the 1912 Giants, the 1906 Cubs and the 1884 St. Louis Maroons. The club continued at that pace through Aug. 19, posting a.852 winning percentage from June 7-Aug. 19 (52-9). The team posted a season-best 11-game winning streak from July 4-19, and had six streaks of six or more wins during the campaign. From June 17-Aug. 24, the Dodgers went 40-0 when scoring more than four runs. Only two other teams in MLB history posted longer such streaks: the 1954 Indians (42) and the 1906 Giants (41) Source: Stats, LLC. The Dodgers established a Major League record by winning 53 consecutive games in which they had a lead in any point from May 17-Aug. 1. The previous mark was 44, established by the 1906 Cubs. From June 7-Aug. 19, the Dodgers won 13 more games than any MLB club (Indians, 39-26), while leading NL clubs by 15 wins (Cardinals, 37-30). Entering play on June 7, the Dodgers were tied for second place, 2.0 games behind the Rockies, and passed Colorado for good on June 21. By Aug. 21, the Dodgers pushed their divisional lead to a franchiserecord 21.0 games. Following their win on Aug. 23, the Dodgers were a season high 55 games over.500 (91-36). LEADERS OF THE PACK: Dodger All-Star closer Kenley Jansen tied for the NL lead with 41 saves (w/ Greg Holland, T-2 nd MLB) and led the Majors with a 97.6 save percentage (41/42). Jansen also topped big league relievers with a 1.32 ERA and a strikeout to walk ratio (109 SO/7 BB), while leading the NL with a 0.75 WHIP. Jansen s 109 Ks ranked second in the NL as he posted the fourth 100+ strikeout season of his career. All-Star Justin Turner finished third in the NL with a.322 batting average, behind only Charlie Blackmon (.331) and Daniel Murphy (.322), while posting a.415 on-base percentage (2 nd, NL). Turner posted a.380/.477/.704 slashline against lefties, ranking fourth in the Majors in average, first in OBP and fourth in slugging vs. southpaws. Turner was recognized as the Dodgers Roy Campanella Award winner and also as the club s nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. HILLTOPPERS: The Dodgers topped the National League in ERA (3.38), opponents batting average (.228, 1 st MLB), strikeouts (1,549), WHIP (1.15, 1 st MLB) and shutouts (16). Los Angeles 3.39 starters ERA topped the Majors, while the 3.38 ERA by the club s relievers led the NL (4 th, MLB). The club s 1,549 strikeouts established a franchise record. HIGH 5: The Dodgers went to win the NL West for the fifth straight year, marking their 16th overall division title, as the club reached the postseason in five consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history. Los Angeles is playing October Baseball for the eighth time in 12 years and for the 31st time in franchise history. The Dodgers are the first team in NL West history to win the division in five consecutive seasons. The last MLB team to win five straight division titles was the Phillies, who won the NL East in five consecutive seasons from The Dodgers posted the seventh 100-win season in franchise history (third in Los Angeles history) and first since 1974 (102-60). The Dodgers won 90+ games for the fifth consecutive season, a feat that had only previously been accomplished once in franchise history, (6). HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE: The Dodgers posted their best home record in Los Angeles history at (.704), which also led the Majors. The club s previous top mark had been (.679) in Los Angeles road record (.580) was the second-best mark in NL, behind only Washington s mark (.617). The Dodgers led Major League Baseball in attendance for the fifth consecutive season in 2017, finishing with 3,765,856 (46,492 average) the third highest mark in franchise history and the 10th best in National League history. The Dodgers, who have reached three million in attendance in 21 of the last 22 years, have topped the National League in attendance 33 times since moving to Los Angeles in 1958, including leading the Majors 29 times in that span. SIX PACK: The Dodgers were represented by six All-Stars Cody Bellinger, Kenley Jansen, Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Alex Wood - at the Midsummer Classic, the most of any National League club and Los Angeles most All-Stars since 1991 (also six). At 21 years, 354 days old, Bellinger became the youngest position player to be honored as an All-Star in franchise history (previous: Corey Seager: 22 years, 69 days) and the third-youngest Dodger All-Star overall (at the time of their first selection), behind only Fernando Valenzuela (20 years, 281 days in 1981) and Ralph Branca (21 years, 183 days in 1947). Bellinger participated in the Home Run Derby and defeated Charlie Blackmon (15-14) before falling to eventual champion, Aaron Judge (13-12) in semis. Justin Turner earned his spot via the Final Vote, tallying an all-time record of 20.8 million votes during the balloting. LOOKING LIVE: The Dodgers are ramping up their pre and postgame coverage on Facebook Live throughout this Postseason. Both home and road, the team will host Dodger Insider shows on Facebook Live starting approximately two hours before games and also stream SportsNet LA s Leadoff LA and Access SportsNet Dodgers, and the network s postgame show. Dodger Insider shows will also air on Facebook Live on workout days with TBD times (depending on team workout schedule). The combined coverage, featuring SNLA s Alanna Rizzo, John Hartung, Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Ned Colletti, will be produced by the Dodgers and SportsNet LA.
3 Game 5 Starter - LHP Clayton Kershaw: 18-4, 2.31 ERA in 27 GS 2017 Regular Season: Finished the regular season leading the National League in wins (18, T-1 st ML), ERA (2.31, 2 nd ML), strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.73, 3rd ML) and opponents OBP (.246, 2 nd ML), while ranking among the best in the senior circuit in winning percentage (.818, 2 nd ), WHIP (0.95, 2nd), opponents OPS (.604, 3 rd ), opponents batting average (.212, 4 th ), opponents SLG (.357, 5 th ) strikeout per nine innings (10.39, 5 th ) and strikeouts (202, 8 th ) Collected 200-plus strikeouts for the seventh time in 10 big league seasons, which is most in franchise history and the fourth most in National League history it is also tied for the most among active players with Justin Verlander Held hitters to a.212 average, including a.203 mark against right-handed hitters, which ranked fifth in the NL limited hitters to a.167 average with runners in scoring position, which ranked second best in the big leagues (min. 100 BFP), trailing just Chicago s Kyle Hendricks (.154) In 14 starts at Dodger Stadium this season, he went 9-2 with a 2.58 ERA (26 ER/90.2 IP) and struck out 113 batters against 15 walks, while holding hitters to a.206 average led NL starters in home WHIP (0.92), opponents OBP (.239) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.53), while ranking among the senior circuit in home ERA (2 nd ), strikeout per nine (11.22, 4 th ), opponents OPS (.603, 5 th ) and opponents batting average (6 th ) Went 9-2 in 13 road starts, posting a 2.03 ERA (19 ER/84.1 IP) and holding hitters to a.219 average, while striking out 89 against just 15 walks ranked among NL starters in road wins (T-3 rd ), ERA (3 rd ), WHIP (0.98, 3 rd ), opponents OPS (.604, 5 th ), opponents batting average (.219, 8 th ) and strikeout per nine innings (9.50, 10 th ) According to Stats LLC., he is the fourth Dodger pitcher since 1913 to win at least 16 of his first 18 decisions in one season (16-2, 1.95 ERA), joining Freddie Fitzimmons (16-2, 1940), Preacher Roe (16-2, 1951), and Don Newcombe (17-1, 1955) Recorded a 12-game winning streak from May 6-Sept. 1, which was the longest winning streak in the big leagues this season during that span he posted a 1.70 ERA (20 ER/106.0 IP) and limited batters to a.185 average, while punching out 131 batters against just 21 walks during that stretch he won eight consecutive games from June 7-July 18, which matched his career-high (June 2-July 10, 2014) Obtained his 2,000 th career strikeout in the second inning against Milwaukee on June 2, reaching the milestone in 1,837.2 innings, the fourth fastest all-time behind only Pedro Martinez ( IP), Randy Johnson ( IP) and Max Scherzer (1784.0) Was placed on the DL from July 24-Sept. 1 with a lower back strain...since returning from the disabled list on Sept. 1, he went 3-2 in six starts with a 3.48 ERA (13 ER/33.2 IP) and struck out 34 batters against just six walks, while posting a 1.22 WHIP Was selected to his seventh consecutive All-Star team ( ), making him the first Dodger to be named to seven straight All-Star Games since Steve Garvey who made eight consecutive appearances in the Midsummer Classic was not eligible to play in the game Was named National League Pitcher of the Week ending in July 9, going 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA (2 ER/16.0 IP) and holding batters to a.143 average struck out 24 batters against just two walks during that stretch Career vs. Houston: In his last start against the Astros on Aug. 23, 2015 at Minute Maid Park, he allowed one run on seven hits in 8.0 innings and struck out without issuing a walk, as he did not factor in the decision in the Dodgers 3-2 defeat In eight career starts against Houston, he has gone 3-2 with a 2.38 ERA (14 ER/53.0 IP) and has held Astros hitters to a.217 average has struck out 53 batters against just 13 walks, while posting a 1.02 WHIP Career Postseason: 7-7, SV, 4.21 ERA (53 ER/113.1 IP) 22 G (18 GS) 2017 Postseason: 3-0, 2.96 ERA (8 ER/24.1 IP), 27 K, 5 BB 4 GS In 22 career postseason games (18 starts), he has gone 7-7 with one save and has posted a 4.21 ERA (53 ER/113.1 IP) has limited the opposition to a.218 average, while striking out 133 batters against 32 walks His seven career postseason victories are the most postseason wins in Dodger history his four home runs allowed in Game 1 of 2017 NLDS were the most allowed by a Dodger pitcher in postseason history Collected his first career save in Game 5 of the 2016 NLDS, after retiring the last two batters in the ninth inning, becoming the first pitcher since 1969 to record a save in a winner-take-all game after starting the previous game of the series also became the third pitcher to register a save in a winner-take-all postseason game with no previous career saves in either the regular season or postseason, joining David Price (2008 ALCS G7 w/ Rays) and Madison Bumgarner (2014 WS G7 w/ Giants) Game 6 Starter - LHP Rich Hill: 12-8, 3.32 ERA in 25 GS 2017 Regular Season: Finished his first full season as a Dodger with a 12-8 record and posted a 3.32 ERA (50 ER/135.2 IP) in 25 starts held the opposition to a.203 batting average, while striking out 166 batters against 49 walks (11.01 strikeouts per nine innings) and posting a 1.09 WHIP Held hitters to a.186 average with runners in scoring position, which ranked 10 th in the NL his.114 opponents batting average with runners in scoring position with two outs ranked sixth in the NL held right-handed hitters to a.190 average, which ranked sixth lowest in the Majors IP 9.0 (2x, last: 7/9 vs. KC) 9.0 (25x, last: 7/9/17 vs. KC) ER 6 (6/19 vs. NYM) 9 (4/26/09 at COL) SO 14 (6/2 at MIL) 15 (2x, last: 9/2/15 at SF) BB 4 (5/6 at SD) 6 (2x, last: 4/7/10 at PIT) Career vs. Houston Totals , 2.38 (14 ER/53.0 IP)-8 GS At LA , 1.23 (3 ER/22.0 IP)-3 GS At HOU , 3.19 (11 ER/31.0 IP)- 5 GS SHO/CG IP 9.0 (8/23 at PIT) 9.0 (3x, last: 8/23/17 at PIT) ER 7 (6/15 at CLE) 7 (5x, last: 6/15/17 at CLE) SO 11 (7/1 at SD) 11 (3x, last: 7/1/17 at SD) BB 7 (5/24 vs. STL) 7 (5/24/17 vs. STL) Career vs. Houston Totals , 2.68 (12 ER/40.1 IP)-10 G (6 GS) At LA At HOU , 1.19 (3 ER/22.2 IP)-6 G (3 GS) SHO/CG In 14 starts at Chavez Ravine this season, he went 7-5 with a 2.77 ERA (24 ER/78.0 IP) and limited the opposition to a.179 average struck out 93 batters against 33 walks, while posting a 1.05 WHIP his opponents batting average at home ranked third in the Majors (min. 10 GS), while his.568 opponents OPS ranked sixth and ERA ranked 14 th In his final 15 starts of the regular season since July 1, he went 8-4 with a 2.64 ERA (26 ER/88.2 IP) and held batters to a.185 average struck out 116 against just 21 walks, while posting 0.90 WHIP during that stretch he ranked among Major League starters in opponents batting average (2 nd ), WHIP (0.90, 2 nd ), ERA (3 rd ), strikeout per nine (11.77, 3 rd ), strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.52, 5 th ) and strikeouts (9 th ) On Aug. 23 at Pittsburgh, he took a bid for a perfect game into the ninth inning, and after completing 9.0 hitless frames he surrendered a home run in the 10 th according to the Elias Sports Bureau, this marked the first time in Major League history that a walk-off home run broke up a nohitter elias also notes that Hill became the first pitcher to lose a no-hit bid in the 10 th inning or later since the Expos Pedro Martinez took his bid for a perfect game into the 10 th inning on June 3, 1995 vs. the Padres before being pulled after a leadoff double at 37 years-old, Hill, who also tossed 7.0 perfect innings on Sept. 10, 2016 at Miami before being removed, would have been the second-oldest pitcher ever to throw perfect game (Randy Johnson, 40) Named NL Pitcher of the Month for July, after going 4-0 with a 1.45 ERA (5 ER/31.0 IP) in five starts struck out 40 against just five walks, while holding hitters to a.171 average and 0.77 WHIP it was his second career monthly award (last: AL Pitcher of the Month, May 2016 with the Athletics) Made two stints on the disabled list this season with a blister on his left middle finger, the first coming on April 7-16 and the other on April 17- May 16 since returning from his final stint on the DL on May 17, he ranked among the big leagues best among starters (min. 100 IP) in opponents batting avg. (.194, 5 th ), opponents OPS (.616, 7 th ), strikeouts per nine (11.23, 7 th ), WHIP (1.06, 8 th ) and opponents OBP (.278, 10th), Career vs. Houston: In his last start against the Astros on July 7, 2016, as a member of the Oakland Athletics, where he surrendered just one run on three hits in 6.0 innings, picking up the win in Oakland s 3-1 victory struck out 10 against two walks on 101 pitches In 10 career games (six starts) against Houston, he has gone 3-1 with a 2.68 ERA (12 ER/40.1 IP) and has struck out 41 batters against 19 walks, while limiting the opposition.163/.274/.312 slashline Career Postseason: 1-2, 3.72 (12 ER/29.0 IP) 7 GS 2017 Postseason: 0-0, 2.77 ERA (4 ER/13.0 IP), 19 K, 7 BB 3 GS In seven career postseason starts, he has gone 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA (12 ER/29.0 IP) and has struck out 41 batters against 15 walks Made the start for the Dodgers in the second game of the 2016 NLDS against the Nationals and at 36 years old, he was the oldest pitcher to make a start for the Dodgers in the postseason since Greg Maddux (40 years, 176 days) started Game 3 of the 2006 NLDS against the New York Mets
4 Game 7 Starter (if necessary) RHP Yu Darvish: 10-12, 3.86 ERA in 31 GS 4-3, 3.44 ERA in 6 GS w/la 2017 Regular Season: In 31 combined starts with the Rangers and the Dodgers, he went with a 3.86 ERA (80 ER/186.2 IP) and struck out 209 batters (12 th, ML) against just 58 walks, while posting a 1.16 WHIP Held opponents to a.228 average, which ranked 13 th best in the big leagues also limited right-handed hitters to a.194 mark, which was the seventh lowest in the Majors his.221 opponents average with runners in scoring position also ranked 13 th lowest in the Majors Collected 200-plus strikeouts for the third time in five big league seasons it was the first time he has recorded 200-plus strikeouts since 2013 (277) his 31 starts were also the most since 2013 (32) Acquired by the Dodgers at the July 31 trade deadline in a four-player trade with the Texas Rangers went 4-3 in nine starts with Los Angeles, posting a 3.44 ERA (19 ER/49.2 IP) and struck out 61 batters against 13 walks held hitters to a.235 average and posted a 1.15 WHIP Finished the season strong, going 2-0 in his last three starts and posting a 0.47 ERA (1 ER/19.1 IP) struck out 21 batters against just one walks, while holding hitters to a.136 average (9-for-66) In the top of the third inning with one out in his start on Sept. 8 against the Rockies, he recorded his 1,000th career strikeout, becoming the fastest pitcher in Major League history to reach the feat in the fewest amount of games (128 games) and the fastest starting pitcher to reach the mark in the fewest amount of innings (812.0IP) In 15 starts on the road this season, he went 6-4 with a 2.44 ERA (25 ER/92.1 IP) and struck out 105 batters against just 28 walks held hitters to a.207 average and posted a 1.06 WHIP ranked among big league leaders in road ERA (7 th ), opponents batting average (8 th ), opponents SLG (.320, 5 th ), opponents OPS (.591, 6 th ), WHIP (10 th ), strikeout (15 th ) and strikeout per nine innings (10.23, 11 th ) In 22 starts with the Rangers, he went 6-9 with a 4.01 ERA (61 ER/137.0 IP) and limited the opposition to a.225 average, while punching out 148 batters against 45 walks...prior to the trade he ranked among AL in starts (22, T-2nd), strikeouts (148, 5th), opp. avg. (.225, 6th), strikeout per nine (9.72, 6th) and innings pitched (137.0 IP, 6th) Selected to the American League All-Star team for the fourth time in his career ( , 2017), most for a pitcher in Rangers history was not eligible to play in the game Career vs. Houston: In his last start against the Astros on June 12, he allowed just one run on one hit in 7.0 innings, picking up the win in the Rangers 6-1 victory at Minute Maid Park struck out four against three walks on 103 pitches In 14 career starts against Houston, he has gone 5-5 with a 3.44 ERA (34 ER/89.0 IP) and has limited the opposition to a.199 average, while striking out 118 against 30 walks in 89.0 innings Career Postseason: 2-3, 4.74 ERA (13 ER/24.2 IP) 5 GS 2017 Postseason: 2-1, 4.15 ERA (6 ER/13.0 IP), 14 K 3 GS Collected his first career postseason win in Game 3 of the 2017 NLDS against the Diamondbacks, allowing just one run on two hits over 5.0 innings with seven strikeouts became just the fourth Japanese pitcher to win a playoff game as a starter, joining Daisuke Matsuzaka ( , BOS), Hiroki Kuroda (2008, LAD) and Masahiro Tanaka (2017, NYY) In four career postseason starts, he has gone 2-3 with a 4.74 ERA (13 ER/24.2 IP) and has struck out 25 while issuing just three walks LHP Alex Wood: 16-3, 2.72 ERA in 27 G (25 GS) 2017 Regular Season: Had a breakout season in his third year with the Dodgers, collecting a careerhigh 16 wins and posting a career-low 2.72 ERA in 27 games (25 starts) he went 16-3 with a 2.72 ERA (46 ER/152.1 IP) and has held batters to a.217 average has punched out 151 batters against 38 walks, while posting a 1.06 WHIP In 25 starts this season (15 quality starts), he went 15-3 with a 2.82 (46 ER/147.0 IP) and held hitters to a.224 average struck out 147 batters against just 37 walks, while posting a 1.09 WHIP...among starters with or more IP 8.0 (2x, last: 7/21 at TB) 9.0 (6/11/14 vs. MIA) ER 10 (7/26 vs. MIA) 10 (7/26/17 vs. MIA) SO 12 (7/21 at TB) 15 (8/12/13 at HOU) BB 5 (4/3 vs. CLE) 6 (5x, last: 9/19/13 at TB) Career vs. Houston Totals 1-1, 3.00 (4 ER/12.0 IP)- 2 GS 5-5, 3.44 (34 ER/89.0 IP)-14 GS At LA At HOU 1-0, 1.29 (1 ER/7.0 IP)- 1 GS 4-1, 2.16 (10 ER/41.2 IP)- 6 GS SHO/CG IP 8.0 (6/16 at CIN) 8.0 (6x, last: 6/16 at CIN) ER 7 (7/21 vs. ATL) 8 (9/27/15 at COL) SO 11 (5/8 vs. PIT) 13 (5/21/16 at SD) BB 5 (4/10 at CHC) 5 (4/10 at CHC) Career vs. Houston Totals , 0.00 ERA (7.0 IP)- 1 GS At LA At HOU , 0.00 ERA (7.0 IP)- 1 GS SHO/CG innings pitched this season, he ranked among the best in the Majors in wins (15, T-12 th ), ERA (2.82, 6 th ), WHIP (1.09, 8 th ), opponents OPS (.639, 9 th ), opponents OBP (.281, 9 th ), home runs allowed per nine innings (0.92, 12 th ) and opponents batting average (.224, 17 th ) In 13 road starts this season, he went 7-1 with a 2.24 ERA (19 ER/76.1 IP) and has struck out 74 batters against just 19 walks held the opposition to a.203 average and posted a 0.98 WHIP ranked among the big league leaders in road winning percentage (3 rd ), WHIP (4 th ), ERA (5 th ), opponents average (6 th ) and opponents OPS (.603, 10 th ) According to Stats LLC., he allowed one or fewer runs while pitching at least six innings in six consecutive road starts (April 26-August 3), the longest such streak in a single season in Dodgers history since 1913 only three other ML pitchers over the last 20 seasons have pitched six or more innings while allowing one or fewer runs in at least six consecutive road starts in one season: Johan Santana (seven straight in 2004), Ubaldo Jimenez (seven straight in 2010) and Luis Severino (six straight in 2017) In 14 home games (12 starts), he has gone 9-2 with a 3.20 ERA (27 ER/76.0 IP) and has struck out 77 batters against 19 walks held hitters to a.231 average and posted a 1.13 WHIP Selected to his first All-Star game in his fifth big league season and allowed one run on two hits in an inning of relief for the National League team on July 11 in Miami became the sixth Dodger to be selected to the All-Star team, making it the most of any National League club and Los Angeles most All-Stars since 1991 (also six) Made 14 consecutive starts without a loss from April 10-July 15, which was the longest by a Dodger Since Rick Rhoden, who went 19 straight starts without a loss in 1976 during that stretch, Wood went 10-0 with a 1.66 ERA (15 ER/81.1 IP) and limited hitters to a.183 average, while striking out 97 batters against 22 walks Started the season 11-0 (April 15-July 15), becoming just the 19 th pitcher since 1913 to start a season 11-0 or better and the first since Stephen Strasburg last season (13-0) his 11-game winning streak was also the second longest streak in the big leagues this season, trailing teammate Clayton Kershaw s 12-game streak Was named the NL Pitcher of the Month for the month of May after going 5-0 with a 1.27 ERA (4 ER/28.1 IP) in his five May starts, ending the month with a run of 25.1 scoreless innings had his scoreless streak come to an end at 27.1 innings on June 10, which was the third longest scoreless innings streak in the Majors this season led the NL in ERA (min IP) and wins (T-1st), while striking out 41 in 28.1 innings it was his first-career monthly award, and the first Pitcher of the Month for a Dodger since Clayton Kershaw in May Claimed his first NL Player of the Week Award for the period ending May 15, going 2-0 as he tossed 11.0 scoreless innings to go along with seven hits and 21 strikeouts against two walks according to Elias Sports Bureau, he joined Andy Benes (2000) and Jon Lester (2010) as the only pitchers since 1893 to win consecutive starts, while striking out at least 10 batters in each despite pitching no more than six innings in either outing Made two stints on the disabled list with a SC joint inflammation (May 29-June 10 & Aug. 22-Sept. 3), missing a total of 24 games this season Career vs. Houston: In his lone start against the Astros on June 25, 2014, as a member of the Atlanta Braves, he gave up just three hits across 7.0 scoreless innings, while picking up the win in the Braves 4-0 victory at Minute Maid Park struck out four against a lone walk on 79 pitches Career Postseason: 0-1, 4.08 ERA (8 ER/17.2 IP) 6 G (2 GS) 2017 Postseason: 0-1, 3.48 ERA (4 ER/10.1 IP)- 2 GS Was brilliant in his Game 4 start of the World Series, allowing just one run on one hit (solo homer) in 5.2 innings with three strikeouts, as he did not factor in the decision in the Dodgers 6-2 victory had a no-hit bid through 5.2 innings, which marked the longest no-hit big in World Series history by a Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax was the previous record holder, who went 4.2 no-hit innings in Game 1 of the 1963 Fall Classic Made his first career postseason start in Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, where he gave up three runs on four hits in 4.2 innings, taking the loss in the Dodgers 3-2 defeat struck out seven without issuing a walk on 70 pitches In four career postseason relief appearances with Atlanta and Los Angeles, he has posted a 4.91 ERA (4 ER/7.1 IP) and has struck out six batters against two walks
5 54 LHP TONY CINGRANI: 0-0, 4.22 ERA-47 G (w/cin & LAD)/ 0-0, 2.79 ERA 22 G/ LAD Last Win: 7/17/16 vs. MIL Last Loss: 9/16/16 vs. PIT Last Save: 9/10/16 at PIT Career Postseason: 0-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/3.2 IP)- 6 G WORLD SERIES vs. HOU: 0-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/1.2 IP)- 2 G (last game: 10/27 G3) 2017 NLCS vs. CHC: 0-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/1.0 IP)- 2 G (last game: 10/18 G4) 2017 NLDS vs. ARI: 0-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/1.0 IP)- 2 G (last game: 10/9 G3) Regular Season Career vs. HOU: 0-0, SV, 2.25 ERA (1 ER/4.0 IP)-2 G 28-year-old southpaw was acquired from Cincinnati at the trade deadline in exchange for INF/OF Scott Van Slyke and minor leaguer Hendrik Clementina Dominated in 12 appearances during the month of Sept., posting a 0.90 ERA (1 ER/10.0 IP) and holding the opposition to a.194 (7-for-36)/.275/.222 slashline, while sporting a 1.10 WHIP and striking out 14 in 10.0 innings Tossed scoreless relief in 18 of his 22 games since joining the Dodgers on July 31 (6 ER/19.1 IP in that span) In 22 appearances with the Dodgers, he s limited opponents to a.214 batting average, including a.188 mark vs. LHH (6-for-32) Has 52 strikeouts in 42.2 innings in 47 games (10.97 strikeouts per nine innings) never walked more than one batter in any outing Prior to the All-Star break, he posted a 2.70 ERA (5 ER/16.2 IP) with a.213 opponents batting average and a 1.02 WHIP in 18 games with Cincinnati 46 RHP JOSH FIELDS : 5-0, 1 SV (4 SVO), 2.89 ERA 56 G Last Win: 7/14 at MIA Last Loss: 5/29/15 vs. CWS Last Save: 5/5 at SD Career Postseason: 0-0, 7.20 ERA (4 ER/5.0 IP)-10 G WORLD SERIES vs. HOU: 0-0, ERA (2 ER/0.0 IP)- 1 G (last game: 10/25 G2) 2017 NLCS vs. CHC: 0-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/0.2 IP)- 2 G (last game: 10/18 G4) 2017 NLDS vs. ARI: 0-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/0.1 IP)- 1 G (last game: 10/7 G2) Regular Season Career vs. HOU: --- In his second season as a Dodger, he posted career-highs in innings (57.0), WHIP (0.96, 6 th NL), wins (5, T-11 th NL), opponents batting avg. (.194, 12 th NL) and opponents OBP (.251, 6 th NL) Tossed scoreless relief in 44 of his 57 appearances, going 5-0 with a 2.84 ERA (18 ER/57.0 IP) while striking out 60 batters against 15 walks Held righties to a.169/.224/.306 slashline while striking out 40 against 8 walks Has tossed scoreless relief in 21 of his last 27 games since the All-Star break, going 1-0 with a 2.73 ERA (8 ER/26.1 IP) and has held hitters to a.177 average, while striking out 24 against five walks Recorded his first save of the season (10th career) on May 5 against San Diego, striking out two in a perfect 1.1 innings of relief it was his first save since Sept. 9, 2014 at Seattle as a member of the Astros 74 RHP KENLEY JANSEN: 5-0, 41 SV (42 SVO), 1.32 ERA - 65 G Last Win: 10/15 vs. CHC Last Loss: 6/11/16 at SF Last Save: 10/25 vs. HOU Career Postseason: 1-0, 12 SV (13 SVO), 2.23 ERA (8 ER/32.1 IP)- 27 G WORLD SERIES vs. HOU: 0-0, SV (2 SVO), 4.50 ERA (2 ER/4.0 IP)- 3 G (last game: 10/28 G4) 2017 NLCS vs. CHC: 1-0, 1 SV (1 SVO), 0.00 ERA (0 ER/4.1 IP)- 4 G (last game: 10/19 G5) 2017 NLDS vs. ARI: 0-0, 2 SV (2 SVO), 0.00 ERA (0 ER/3.2 IP)- 3 G (last game: 10/9 G3) Since saves became an official stat in 1969, he currently sits tied for fourth all-time on the career postseason saves list with 12 career postseason saves (next Dennis Eckersley, 15) also ranks sixth all-time on the most career five-plus out postseason saves list with three (next - Rollie Fingers, 4) Has gone 1-0 with four saves in 10 Postseason games this year, allowing three runs (two earned) in 12.0 innings and striking out 15 against just one walk has held hitters to a.143 average (6-for-42), while posting a 0.58 WHIP Regular Season Career vs. HOU: 2-1, 0 SV (3 SVO), 4.70 ERA (4 ER/7.2 IP)-8 G Recorded 41 saves on the season, marking his third career 40-plus save season (2014, 16, 17) joining Eric Gagné ( ) as the only pitchers in Dodger history with three seasons of 40 or more saves Led the Major League reliever s in ERA (1.32) and finished tied for first in the NL in saves (41, T-2 nd ML) also ranked among the NL s best relievers in strikeouts (109, 2 nd ), wins (5, T-10 th ), strikeouts per nine (14.36, 2 nd ) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (15.57, 1 st ML) Tossed 57 out of 65 scoreless appearances this year, while striking out 109 against just seven walks in 68.1 innings limited hitters to a.177 (5 th, NL)/.206 (1 st, NL)/.270 (4 th, NL) slashline, including holding right-handers to a.120 average (15-for-125) and a.236 mark against lefties (29-for-123) Named National League Reliever of the Month for the month of June was perfect in save opportunities throughout the month, as he converted each of his 10 chances over 12 games in 14.0 innings, while striking out 18 against a lone walk...posted a scoreless innings streak of 17.0 innings (May 23-July 5) Selected to his second consecutive All-Star Game and pitched a scoreless inning of relief on Tuesday in Miami for the NL, while striking out three and allowing just one hit Recorded the 200th save of his career after tossing a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout against the Reds June 11 Struck out the side in only nine pitches in the ninth inning on May 18 against the Marlins at Dodger Stadium, which was the 79th time in Major League history that an immaculate inning was recorded it was also the fourth of the eight immaculate innings thrown during the 2017 season became the first Dodger pitcher to throw an immaculate inning since Todd Worrell on Aug. 13, 1995 Currently 39th on the all-time saves list with 230 saves (next on the list: Ugueth Urbina, 237) Is the Dodgers all-time leader in saves (230) and strikeouts by a reliever (741) is also the all-time saves leader in Dodger Stadium history with 119 Ranks among the active relief leaders (min IP) in ERA (2.08, 4th), saves (230, 4th), opponents batting average (.171, 3rd), WHIP (0.87, 2nd) and strikeouts (741, 5th) averaging strikeouts per nine innings (3rd), while posting a 5.88 strikeout-to-walk ratio (2nd) In 17 career relief appearances in the Postseason, he has recorded eight saves and has posted a 2.66 ERA (6 ER/20.1 IP) and has struck out 35 batters against nine walks has held hitters to a.164 slashline, while posting a 1.03 WHIP 18 RHP KENTA MAEDA: 12-6, 4.28 ERA, 1 SV (1 SVO) 28 G (25 GS) Last Win: 10/15 vs. CHC Last Loss: 8/31 at ARI Last Save: 6/9 vs. CIN Career Postseason: 2-1, 3.66 ERA (8 ER/19.2 IP) 10 G (3 GS) WORLD SERIES vs. HOU: 0-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/4.0 IP)- 2 G (last game: 10/27 G3) 2017 NLCS vs. CHC: 1-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/3.0 IP)- 3 G (last game: 10/19 G5) 2017 NLDS vs. ARI: 1-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/2.0 IP)- 2 G (last game: 10/9 G3) (as reliever) IP 2.0 (8/22 vs. MIL) 4.0 (6/28/2013 at TEX) ER 3 (8/3 at ATL) 5 (8/8/2016 at STL) SO 2 (17x, last: 9/30 at COL) 5 (9/09/2012 vs. HOU) BB 1 (9x, last: 9/6 vs. ARI) 6 (6/28/2013 at TEX) IR/IRSc 17/5 76/29 (as reliever) IP 2.0 (4x, last: 8/9 at ARI) 2.0 (14x, last; 8/9/17 at ARI) ER 3 (2x, last: 9/4 vs. ARI) 5 (2x, last: 5/6/14 at DET) SO 3 (2x, last: 6/10 vs. CIN) 4 (4x, last: 5/1/15 at SEA) BB 2 (6/18 at CIN) 3 (9/18/13 vs. CIN) IR/IRSc 23/10 110/29 (as reliever) IP 2.0 (6/2 at MIL) 2.0 (11x, last: 7/10/13 at ARI) ER 3 (7/23 vs. ATL) 5 (4/19/11 vs. ATL) SO 4 (2x, last: 6/2 at MIL) 4 (9x, last: 5/15/15 vs. COL) BB 1 (7x, last: 9/5 vs. ARI) 2 (21x, last: 10/1/16 at SF) IR/IRSc 20/4 111/26 (as reliever) IP 4.0 (6/9 vs. CIN) 4.0 (6/9/17 vs. CIN) ER 1 (2x, last: 9/25 vs. SD) 1 (2x, last: 9/25/17 vs. SD) SO 6 (6/9 vs. CIN) 6 (6/9/17 vs. CIN) BB IR/IRSc Has gone 2-0 and has only allowed three batters to reach base in seven Postseason appearances (9.0 innings) this year has punched out nine batters against a lone walk Collected his first career postseason win in Game 2 of the 2017 NLDS against the Diamondbacks, striking out two batters in a scoreless inning of relief Regular Season Career vs. HOU: --- The second-year Dodger made four relief appearances this season for Los Angeles in his first career stint in the bullpen, going 1-0 with one save and posting a 2.25 ERA (2 ER/8.0 IP) struck out 10 batters against just one walk, while holding hitters to a.233 average Became the first Dodger pitcher since Chan Ho Park (2008) to record a win as a starter, a win as a reliever and a save in the same season Park recorded one win as a starter, three wins as a reliever and two saves Recorded his first career save on June 9 vs. CIN, becoming the second Dodger during the 2017 season to record a four-inning save, joining teammate Hyun-Jin Ryu, which marked just the fourth time in franchise history that two four-inning saves were recorded in a season (1997, 99, 2000)
6 In 25 starts this season, he went 12-6 with a 4.35 ERA (61 ER/126.1 IP) and struck out 130 batters against 33 walks while holding opposing hitters to a.238 average in 11 home starts, he went 8-1 with a 2.87 ERA (20 ER/62.2 IP) and struck out 64 batters against 14 walks while holding opposing hitters to a.213/.259/.339 slashline 38 RHP BRANDON MCCARTHY: 6-4, 3.98 ERA 19 G (16 GS) Last Win: 6/20 vs. NYM Last Loss: 10/25 vs. HOU Last Save: --- Career Postseason: 0-1, ERA (2 ER/1.0 IP)- 1 G WORLD SERIES vs. HOU: 0-1, ERA (2 ER/1.0 IP)- 1 G (last game: 10/25 G2) Made his first career Postseason appearance in Game 2 of the World Series against Houston Regular Season Career vs. HOU: 3-2, 1.91 ERA (7 ER/33.0 IP) 6 G (4 GS) The third-year Dodger made three relief appearances this season, posting a 6.00 ERA (4 ER/6.0 IP) with six strikeouts against two walks Made 16 starts for Los Angeles this season, going 6-4 with a 3.84 ERA (37 ER/86.2 IP) while striking out 66 against 25 walks posted a 1.23 WHIP while holding opposing hitters to a.254/.311/.347 slashline In 58 career relief appearances, he has gone 3-7 with a 5.18 ERA (53 ER/92.0 IP) and has struck out 73 batters against 37 walks has posted a 1.39 WHIP while holding opposing hitters to a.259/.327/.42 slashline 17 RHP BRANDON MORROW: 6-0, 2.06 ERA, 2 SV (3 SVO) 45 G Last Win: 9/30 at COL Last Loss: 9/14/14 vs. TB Last Save: 9/24 vs. SF Career Postseason: 0-0, 1.46 ERA (2 ER/12.1 IP) 11 G WORLD SERIES vs. HOU: 0-0, 2.25 ERA (1 ER/4.0 IP)- 4 G (last game: 10/28 G4) 2017 NLCS vs. CHC: 0-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/4.2 IP)- 4 G (last game: 10/19 G5) 2017 NLDS vs. ARI: 0-0, 2.45 ERA (1 ER/3.2 IP) - 3 G (last game: 10/9 G3) Has allowed two runs on six hits in 12.1 innings (1.46 ERA) and has limited hitters to a.143 average in 11 Postseason appearances has struck out 10 against just two walks, while posting a 0.65 WHIP Made his first career postseason appearance on October 6 in Game 1 of the 2017 NLDS, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings while allowing just one hit Regular Season Career vs. HOU: 1-0, 7.30 ERA (10 ER/12.1 IP)-3 G (2 GS) In his first season with Los Angeles, the hard-throwing right-hander led National League relievers in opponents slugging percentage (.213) and opponents OPS (.454), while ranking among the best in wins (6, T-7 th ), WHIP (0.92, 5 th ), opponents batting average (.194, 11 th ) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.56, 4 th ) did not allow a home runs over 43.2 innings this season Tossed scoreless relief in 38 of 45 appearances and struck out 50 batters against just nine walks in 43.2 innings Held opposing hitters to a.194 average, including a.125 (7-for-56) mark against left-handed hitters Finished the season with an 8.1 scoreless innings streak (nine games), going 1-0 with one save and striking out 10 batters against one walk In 20 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, he went 0-5 with a 7.20 ERA (16 ER/20.0 IP) and recorded 22 strikeouts against five walks 68 RHP ROSS STRIPLING: 3-5, 3.75 ERA 48 G (2 GS) Last Win: 8/19 at DET Last Loss: 9/17 at WAS Last Save: 8/21 at PIT Career Postseason: 0-0, 5.40 ERA (4 ER/6.2 IP) 9 G WORLD SERIES vs. HOU: 0-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/1.1 IP)- 2 G (last game: 10/27 G3) 2017 NLCS vs. CHC: 0-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/1.0 IP) 2 G (last game: 10/18 G4) 2017 NLDS vs. ARI: --- Regular Season Career vs. HOU: --- (as reliever) IP 3.0 (9/23/17 vs. SF) 5.2 (9/11/05 vs. LAA) ER 3 (10/1/17 at COL) 6 (9/30/16 at SF) SO 2 (3x, last: 10/1/17 at COL) 8 (9/11/05 vs. LAA) BB 1 (2x, last: 10/1/17 at COL) 3 (2x, last: 9/22/06 vs. SEA) IR/IRSc - 36/14 (as reliever) IP 2.0 IP (3x, last: 7/20 vs. ATL) 3.1 (4/23/07 at TEX) ER 2 (3x, last: 9/2 at SD) 4 (8/28/07 at LAA) SO 3 (2x, last: 9/1 at SD) 4 (2x, last: 5/12/08 at TEX) BB 2 (9/2 at SD) 4 (6/11/07 at CLE) IR/IRSc 9/2 70/19 (as reliever) IP 3.0 (4x, last: 8/26 vs. MIL) 4.0 (9/18/16 at ARI) ER 4 (6/15 at CLE) 4 (6/15 at CLE) SO 5 (2x, last: 8/26 vs. MIL) 5 (2x, last: 8/26 vs. MIL ) BB 2 (2x, last: 7/23 vs. ATL) 3 (9/18/16 at ARI) IR/IRSc 16/5 19/6 In his second season with the Dodgers, the right-hander went 3-5 with two saves and posted a 4.02 ERA (31 ER/69.1 IP) in 47 relief appearances his 69.1 innings of relief ranked 15 th most in the National League In two spot starts, he didn t allow a run over 5.0 innings and struck out five against two walks Held left-handed hitters to a.198 average, which ranked seventh in the NL among relievers Has made 15 starts in the big leagues, going 3-6 with a 4.24 ERA (38 ER/80.2 IP), while going with a 3.56 ERA (37 ER/93.2 IP) in 55 career relief appearances 33 LHP TONY WATSON: 7-4, 10 SV, 3.38 ERA 71 G (w/ PIT & LAD)/ 2-1, 2.70 ERA 24 G w/ LAD Last Win: 8/22 at PIT Last Loss: 8/8 at ARI Last Save: 5/21 vs. PHI Career Postseason: 1-0, 2.45 ERA (3 ER/11.0 IP) 14 G WORLD SERIES vs. HOU: 1-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/2.2 IP)- 3 G (last game: 10/28 G4) 2017 NLCS vs. CHC: 0-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/2.1 IP)- 4 G (last game: 10/18 G4) 2017 NLDS vs. ARI: 0-0, ERA (2 ER/1.0 IP) 2 G (last game: 10/7 G2) Regular Season Career vs. HOU: 3-0, 0.69 ERA (1 ER/13.0 IP) 14 G The 32-year-old southpaw was acquired from Pittsburgh in exchange for RHP Angel German and infielder O Neil Cruz (as reliever) IP 2.0 (2x, last: 5/14 at ARI) 3.0 (3x, last: 8/15/2013 at STL) ER 3 (8/8 at ARI) 4 (5x, last: 9/6/2016 at STL) SO 2 (11x, last: 9/30 at COL) 4 (2x, last: 6/30/2013 vs. MIL) BB 2 (2x, last: 8/8 at ARI) 3 (6/4/2013 at ATL) IR/IRSc 28/12 195/50 In 24 appearances for Los Angeles, he went 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA (6 ER/19.0 IP) and held batters to a.208 average struck out 18 batters against six walks and posted a 1.05 WHIP also held hitters with runners in scoring position to a.234 average (11-for-47) In his last 42 relief appearances since June 20, he has gone 3-3 with a 2.27 ERA (9 ER/35.2 IP) and has held hitters to a.250 average has struck out 29 batters against 15 walks In 71 appearances (66.2 IP) for the Pirates & Dodgers this season, he has gone 7-4 with 10 saves and has posted a 3.38 ERA (25 ER/66.2 IP) has struck out 53 batters against 20 walks Has been one of the top relievers in the National League since 2013, ranking among the best (min. 250 IP) in wins (26, T-1 st ), strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.67, 308 SO/84 BB, 3 rd ), ERA (2.43, 3 rd ), WHIP (1.05, 4 th ), opponents batting average (.226, 6 th ), opponents OPS (.622, 6 th ) and saves (30, 9 th ) Holds a career record with 30 saves in 473 games in eight big league seasons with the Pirates ( ) and Dodger (2017) posting a 2.69 ERA (135 ER/452.0 IP) alongside 396 strikeouts against 127 walks