Official MLBlog of MLB.com Executive Correspondent Richard Justice
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Dodgers starters are 21-5 with a 1.91 ERA since July 26. In that time, they’ve had 12 games in which the starter didn’t allow an earned run.
The Dodgers are 22-6 in August and 32-8 since the All-Star Break and 49-13 since June 22.
22 wins in August is a Los Angeles record for the franchise.
July and August are the second- and third-winningest months in LA franchise history.
The Dodgers have eight shutouts this month, second-most in franchise history behind 10 in September 1965.
Last MLB team to have eight shutouts in a month was the Dodgers in September 1988.
Three Dodgers starters are in the Top 5 in NL ERA this month among pitchers with at least five starters. Jose Fernandez (0.82), Alex Wood (0.90), Clayton Kershaw (1.01), Zack Greinke (1.23) and Rick Nolasco (1.64).
Nolasco, Greinke and Kershaw are 13-2 with a 1.30 ERA this month. Since the mound was lowered in 1969, no other three starters has combined in a single month for 13 wins and an ERA as low as 1.30 with each making four or more starts. (Source: Elias.)
Since the All-Star break, Dodger relievers have a 2.10 ERA, third-lowest in NL.
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