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Dodgers News: Dodgers Pitching On Route For Historic Run

The 2022 Dodgers are on a tear and it looks like there is no slowing them down. So far, the Dodgers are currently 87-37 and sit atop the NL West by a measly 19.5 games.

The Boys in Blue are crushing their opponents’ hopes and dreams every single time they step onto the diamond and talks of capturing another World Series title are increasing more and more as we inch closer to October.

For the past four seasons (including this one) the Dodgers have had many great pitchers a part of their rotation, from the likes of, Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Julio Urias and even Hyun Jin-Ryu.

With that great of pitching, comes great success and LA is currently on a historic run, one that we may never see again.

The average OPB’s the past seasons have been .323 (2019), .322 (2020), .317 (2021) and in 2022 the average has been .312.

This four-year stretch is very impressive. The types of talent the Dodgers pitching staff have had the past four seasons is nothing to flaunt at, but the coaching is what needs recognition.

Mark Prior, the wizard himself, is one of the main reasons why the pitching is as consistent as it can be even with all the injuries that they suffered, this year and the 3 years prior.

In the 2019, 2020, and 2021 seasons, LA has won a combined 255 wins (2020 was a shorten season) and won the division 2 of the 3 times (soon to be 4th).

The smooth transition from Rick Honeycutt to Mark Prior has been one to behold. With Honeycutt, the Dodgers led the majors in 2019 in ERA (3.39), WHIP (1.10) and walk rate (6.6%). And since Prior has taken over, things have remained quite the same or better.

Under Prior, the Dodger arms have led the major leagues in opponents’ batting average (.207), WHIP (1.10), and team ERA (3.01). Safe to say that with all the worries we had about the former pitcher turned pitching coach are all gone.

With the constant changes of pitchers and those being in and out of the rotation, it’s insane to see how the Dodgers can still put up the W’s regardless of who’s on the mound.

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Ricardo Sandoval

I write about sports. Staff writer at Dodgers Nation, LA Sports Report network of sites, and Newsweek. I’m also lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan.

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