The Dodgers “Are Who We Thought They Were”
Many are complaining of low run-scoring totals in the 2013 MLB playoffs. Not surprisingly one of the major culprits is the Los Angeles Dodgers. For the full year the Dodgers were a league average offensive team. Against the tremendous pitching of the St. Louis Cardinals they became sub-par.
Over six NLCS games LA scored an average of just two runs. Adrian Gonzalez was their only hitter who posted an on-base percentage over .350 in the series. Gonzalez, A.J. Ellis and Carl Crawford were the only three Dodgers to slugg over .360.
Michael Wacha was awesome in his two starts against the Dodgers. Credit is due to him for sure. Nobody should be shocked that an average offense didn’t hit over six games in October against a very tough pitching staff.