Sunday, August 25, 2013

Interleague Play Not So Disappointing In 2013 For Dodgers

The Dodgers have not enjoyed interleague play over the years (not to mention traditionalist fans like yours truly, who also disdain regular-season interleague play in general). But this year, as pointed out, the Dodgers seem to have turned a corner (finally) against the American League:

The Dodgers have beaten any and nearly all opponents over the past two months, clinching their first winning record against the American League in nine years in the process.

Since June 22, Los Angeles leads the Majors with a 46-10 record. Almost as impressive, the Dodgers are 12-6 during Interleague Play this season entering Saturday's matchup against the Red Sox, including a 10-4 mark against one of the toughest divisions in baseball in the AL East.

The Dodgers swept both the Rays and Blue Jays, split four games with the Yankees, lost two of three to the Orioles in April and shut out the Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series Friday, 2-0. [...]

The Dodgers also split four games against the Angels in May. The last time Los Angeles was 12-6 against the AL was 2002, and its last winning record in Interleague Play was 10-8 in 2004. The Dodgers were 6-9 during Interleague Play last season, and entered 2013 with a .453 win percentage against the AL since 1997, tied for the fourth lowest among National League clubs.

Let's see how the Dodgers do today against the Red Sox, their last interleague game of the year.


Dusty Baker said...

Dbags already down 4-1 after the first inning in Philly.

Dusty Baker said...

6-2 now.

Steve Sax said...

Arizona loses, 9-5.

Lead back up to 10 games.