When the numbers look bad for the Dodgers
The Dodgers didn't get to 52-62 by a twist of fate. First, a scroll through some bad numbers:
-- The Dodgers are 14-43 when the opposing team scores first.
-- They are 4-50 when they trail after six innings, 2-53 when they trail after seven and 1-57 when they trail after eight.
-- They are 14-50 when they score three or fewer runs.
-- They are 5-46 when they have fewer hits than their opponent.
-- In 22 games, Hong-Chih Kuo has a 12.46 ERA, and opponents are batting .296 against him.
-- Eugenio Velez is 0-for-19.
-- Matt Guerrier has retired 35 of 53 first batters; Mike MacDougal, 32 of 50.
-- Catcher Rod Barajas has an on-base percentage of .278; catcher Dioner Navarro's is at .272.
-- Jamey Carroll and Barajas are both 9-for-56 (.161) with runners in scoring position. Juan Uribe is 13-for-79 (.165).
-- With the bases loaded, James Loney is 1-for-14 and Carroll 0-for-10.
-- The Dodgers are 28th in runs and RBIs.
-- Frank McCourt is 0-for-2 in court (Jamie McCourt, MLB).
-- Steve Dilbeck
Photo: Hiroki Kuroda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers meets with Rod Barajas and Aaron Miles before he is pulled from the game trailing 4-1 against the Philadelphia Phillies during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on Monday. Credit: Harry How / Getty Images