Against The Dodgers All Time Leaders – Through 2021

dodgersIn the past, we’ve looked at the all time leaders in both offensive and defensive categories for all 30 teams. This offseason, we will take our first ever look at those leaders against all 30 clubs. We continue today with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers began life in Brooklyn in 1883, moving to their current home on the west coast, along with their rival Giants, in 1957.  I’ve seen them play 27 times, including the first two games of their 2008 NLDS sweep against the Cubs and their pennant-clinching victory in the 2017 NLCS.

Home Runs

Name Total
Aramis Ramirez 3
Javy Baez 3
Paul Konerko 2
Alexei Ramirez 2
A.J. Pierzynski 2
Josh Fields 2
Willson Contreras 2

Hits

Name Total
Derrek Lee 15
Alfonso Soriano 13
Ryan Theriot 12

Runs

Name Total
Alexei Ramirez 7
A.J. Pierzynski 6
Alfonso Soriano 5
Ryan Theriot 5
Aramis Ramirez 5

RBI

Name Total
Alexei Ramirez 8
Aramis Ramirez 7
Mark DeRosa 7
Paul Konerko 7

Doubles

Name Total
Alexei Ramirez 4
Kris Bryant 4
Derrek Lee 4

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All Season Batting Leaders – Through 2014

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles DodgersThree years ago, we took our first look at the offensive stat leaders per season for the all the games I’ve attended since 1984.  While there hasn’t been a whole lot of movement in the 3 seasons since, I figured the time was right to take another look.  So, without further ado, here’s the updated list.  We start, as always, with everyone’s favorite offensive stat:

Home Runs

Year Name Total
2010 Paul Konerko 17
2004 Mosies Alou 15
2004 Corey Patterson 13
2004 Sammy Sosa 13
2003 Moises Alou 12
2008 Carlos Quentin 12

Hits

Year Name Total
2003 Mark Grudzielanek 67
2004 Moises Alou 57
2003 Moises Alou 57
2007 Derrek Lee 57
2006 Orlando Cabrera 56

Runs

Year Name Total
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2013 Final Batting Leaders

Another season has come to a disappointing end with both Chicago teams bringing up the bottom of their division.  Let’s take a look back at the offensive leaders for the games I attended this year.

Home Runs

Name Total
Adam Dunn 7
Alex Rios 4
Oswaldo Arcia 2
Jeff Baker 2
Alexei Ramirez 2
Asdrubal Cabrera 2
Jordan Danks 2

Hits

Name Total
Alexei Ramirez 32
Alejandro de Aza 31
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The Dale Sveum Era Begins

The Cubs look to kick off a new era, featuring new manager Dale Sveum, new GM Jed Hoyer, and new team president Theo Epstein, with today’s season opening game against the Nationals.

Starting Pitchers

Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija, Chris Volstad, Paul Maholm

Ryan Dempster, who gets the Opening Day nod again this year, and Matt Garza are the only holdovers from last year’s staff.  Samardzija had a strong spring and looks to maybe have finally put everything together.  Volstad and Maholm beat out Randy Wells and Travis Wood, among others, for the final two spots in the rotation.

Relief Pitchers

Carlos Marmol, Kerry Wood, James Russell, Rafael Dolis, Lendy Castillo, Shawn Camp

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All Season Batting Leaders – Through 2011

Offensive stat leaders per season for the all the games I’ve attended from 1984 – 2011.

Home Runs

Year Name Total
2010 Paul Konerko 17
2004 Mosies Alou 15
2004 Corey Patterson 13
2004 Sammy Sosa 13
2003 Moises Alou 12
2008 Carlos Quentin 12

Hits

Year Name Total
2003 Mark Grudzielanek 67
2004 Moises Alou 57
2003 Moises Alou 57
2007 Derrek Lee 57
2006 Orlando Cabrera 56

Runs

Year Name Total
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Cubs Opening Day Roster – Career Stats

Since I will be attending my first Cubs game of the year today, let’s take a look at their roster and how they’ve performed in games I’ve attended up to now.

Starting Pitchers

Name Games Wins Losses ERA Saves Ks Walks
Andrew Cashner 3 0 2 3.86 0 2 2
Ryan Dempster 69 13 9 4.00 14 136 80
Matt Garza 1 0 1 7.50 0 4 4
Randy Wells 10 2 4 3.10 0 49 17
Carlos Zambrano 60 20 15 4.09 0 283 146

Zambrano and Dempster are the deans of the staff.  Garza comes over from the AL, where I’ve only seen him once (08 ALDS, I believe).  Wells hopes to bounce back from a disappointing sophmore season.  Cashner moves to the rotation after mostly coming out of the bullpen last year.

Relief Pitchers

Name Games Wins Losses ERA Saves Ks Walks
John Grabow 13 1 0 4.66 0 11 3
Carlos Marmol 69 5 3 2.75 3 101 45
Sean Marshall 39 7 11 4.40 0 71 33
Marcos Mateo 0 0 0 —— 0 0 0
James Russell 3 0 0 2.45 0 3 0
Jeff Samardzija 7 0 0 3.37 0 6 3
Kerry Wood 55 10 12 3.80 11 217 109

John Grabow is basically a LOOGY.  Marmol set a record for highest K/9 last year, but still walks way too many people.  Marshall could probably be a 3-5 starter somewhere, but just never got the chance here.  Marcos Mateo, welcome to the show.  Nothing to say about Russell.  Samardzija might have made a poor career choice.  Kerry Wood turned down bigger offers to come back to the Northside.

Catchers

Name Games Average RBI Walks Ks 2B 3B HR SB
Koyie Hill 26 0.222 8 5 10 3 0 1 0
Geovany Soto 80 0.305 40 38 63 18 2 7 0

Soto had a bit of a bounce back year last year, and has been strong when I’ve been there.  Hill is a backup who really provides little offense.

Infielders

Name Games Average RBI Walks Ks 2B 3B HR SB
Jeff Baker 19 0.302 7 3 16 1 2 3 0
Darwin Barney 0 —– 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Starlin Castro 10 0.313 1 4 4 5 0 0 0
Blake DeWitt 8 0.185 3 3 4 1 0 0 0
Carlos Pena 9 0.379 8 4 11 2 0 1 2
Aramis Ramirez 226 0.274 155 76 132 51 4 40 1

Ramirez has become the elder statesman of the infield.  Pena is hoping to bounce back from a disappointing season with Tampa Bay.  DeWitt played himself out of a starting job in spring training and has shown nothing when I’ve been in attendance.  Castro had a strong rookie season at the plate.  Jeff Baker injured himself attempting to light his farts on fire last year.  Barney came up long after I stopped going to games last year.

Outfielders

Name Games Average RBI Walks Ks 2B 3B HR SB
Marlon Byrd 22 0.259 4 4 17 4 0 0 3
Tyler Colvin 16 0.172 4 3 14 1 1 1 0
Kosuke Fukudome 74 0.258 20 34 49 15 3 1 7
Reed Johnson 39 0.280 23 3 26 5 1 2 1
Alfonso Soriano 116 0.279 48 30 107 27 1 17 11

Byrd started off strong, but faded down the stretch and has faced scutiny for his BALCO connections.  Colvin was in the midst of a decent rookie season when he got stabbed in the heart by a bat shard.  Fukudome has been a bust and finishes out his contract.  Johnson is fine for what he is.  Soriano has not come close to what the Cubs thought they were getting and still has 5? years left on his deal.

2010 Final Batting Leaders

An ultimately disappointing season did have some offensive fireworks.  Following up on our midseason look, here are the final stat leaders in games I attended this year.

 

Home Runs
Name TOtal
Paul Konerko 17
Carlos Quentin 8
Alex Rios 6
Andruw Jones 5
Gordon Beckham 4
Alexei Ramirez 4

 

Hits
Name TOTal
Paul Konerko 48
Juan Pierre 46
Alex Rios 43
Alexei Ramirez 40
Carlos Quentin 32

 

Runs
name total
Paul Konerko 31
Alex Rios 25
Juan Pierre 23
Carlos Quentin 22
Gordon Beckham 19

 

RBI
Name total
Paul Konerko 35
Carlos Quentin 28
Alex Rios 21
Juan Pierre 17
Andruw Jones 17

 

Doubles
Name total
Alex Rios 9
Carlos Quentin 7
A.J. Pierzynski 7
Mark Teahen 7
Alexei Ramirez 6

 

Triples
name Total
Jeff Baker 2
15 tied with 1

 

Batting Average (> 15 AB)
Name Total
Johnny Damon 0.500
Alex Avila 0.389
Shin-Soo Choo 0.375
Paul Konerko 0.366
Mitch Maier 0.350

2010 Halfway Point – Batting

3 months down, 3 to go in the 2010 baseball season.  One that was left for dead before an 11 game winning streak brought the Sox back into contention.  Here are some of the stat leaders in games I’ve attended so far this year.

Home Runs
Name TOtal
Paul Konerko 11
Alex Rios 4
Jeff Baker 2
Alfonso Soriano 2
Aramis Ramirez 2
Ronnie Paulino 2
Mark Reynolds 2
Carlos Quentin 2
Franklin Gutierrez 2
Xavier Nady 2
Cody Ross 2
Gordon Beckham 2

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