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Weisman Shares
2004-04-15 10:08
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

The Dodgers' 5-3 start has been driven by a very small number of players.

The best starting pitching has come from two average starts from Kazuhisa Ishii.

The hitting has been Paul Lo Duca, Adrian Beltre, a little Milton Bradley and one meaningful night of Shawn Green.

The bullpen has been lovely, but how much credit can you allot to a group that plays one-third of the games.

The seven-player bench has four singles and two walks total.

This is purely subjective, but so far, on a Weisman Shares scale of zero to 10:

9 Paul Lo Duca (hitting everything in sight, just not out of the park)
8 Adrian Beltre
6 Wilson Alvarez (five shutout innings - like one good start)
6 Milton Bradley
5 Kazuhisa Ishii
5 Guillermo Mota (four shutout innings)
5 Hideo Nomo (better to have one good and one bad game then two mediocre games)
5 Dave Roberts (walks, singles and steals, but no extra-base hits in 2004, 44 in 999 career at-bats)
5 Jeff Weaver (see Nomo)
4 Eric Gagne (three shutout innings - can't get into enough games, but look out in San Francisco)
4 Shawn Green (a 2 until Tuesday)
4 Odalis Perez
4 Duaner Sanchez (saving the staff like the last bullpen guy is supposed to)
3 Juan Encarnacion (.597 OPS)
2 Jose Lima
2 Darren Dreifort
2 Cesar Izturis (.567 OPS)
2 Robin Ventura
2 Tom Martin
1 Alex Cora (.420 OPS)
1 Jose Hernandez
1 Jason Grabowski
1 Dave Ross
0 Chin-Feng Chen
0 Olmedo Saenz
0 Jayson Werth

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