Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
May 12, 2003
BASEBALL: Dodger Blues

An interesting breakdown on the Dodgers' offensive woes and dominant pitching: in 16 home games (through Sunday), the Dodgers have drawn 39 walks and issued 47; in 22 road games, they've drawn 72 walks and issued 71. In other words: 2.69 BB/team/G at Dodger Stadium, 3.25 BB/team/G on the road.

Despite this, in the short season thus far, Dodger Stadium has not lived up to its traditional status as a pitcher's park; the team is batting .275 at Dodger Stadium as opposed to .243 away, and has a slightly higher home ERA (2.88 to 2.81). Result: the Dodgers and their opponents are scoring 3.63 R/team/G at Dodger Stadium, 3.23 in Dodger road games.

In other words: it's not the park. It's the hitters.

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