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October 08, 2003|Lewis Abraham Leader

Dodger Breakdown (All statistics refer to 2003 unless otherwise noted):

* Dodgers' team batting average -- .243, lowest in National League.

* Seasons Dodgers hit less than .243 since moving to Los Angeles in 1958 -- three.

* Dodgers' record when scoring at least four runs -- 61-16.

* Dodgers' record when scoring 0, 1 or 2 runs -- 14-47.

* Number of runs scored by Dodgers -- 574, or 3.5 a game.

* Number of runs scored by Braves -- 907, or 5.6 a game.

* Rank of Dodgers in NL in runs scored, on-base percentage, bases on balls, batting with runners in scoring position and slugging -- last.

* Dodgers' batting average with bases loaded -- .209 (lowest in major leagues).

* Number of major league teams with fewer home runs -- 0 (tied for 29th with Mets with 124 homers).

* NL rank of Dodgers in ERA, shutouts and saves -- first.

* Total runs scored by Dodgers in Hideo Nomo's 13 losses -- 13.

* Average number of runs Cardinals scored in Woody Williams' 18 wins -- 8.7.

* Nomo's record when allowing more than two earned runs -- 3-8.

* Kevin Brown's record when allowing more than two earned runs -- 2-5.

* Record of Atlanta's Russ Ortiz when allowing more than two earned runs -- 8-5.

* Earned runs allowed by Eric Gagne in one inning in All-Star game -- three; in 37 innings after All-Star game -- one.

* Number of Dodger relievers with ERA under 2.00 -- three (Gagne, 1.20; Paul Quantrill, 1.75; Guillermo Mota, 1.97).

* Adrian Beltre pre-All-Star game -- .225, 6 HR, 33 RBIs in 89 games; post-All-Star game -- .257, 17 HR, 47 RBIs in 69 games.

* Beltre's career batting average before All-Star game -- .249; after All-Star game -- .274.

* Paul Lo Duca pre-All-Star game -- .307, 6 HR, 34 RBIs in 86 games; post-All-Star game -- .226, 1 HR, 18 RBIs in 61 games

* Lo Duca's career batting average before All-Star game -- .314; after All-Star game -- .255.

* Number of extra-base hits Daryle Ward had in 52 games with Dodgers -- one; his batting average -- .183.

* Pages devoted to Ward in Dodgers' 2003 media guide -- 3 1/3.

* Robin Ventura's batting average in 89 games with Yankees -- .251; in 49 games with Dodgers -- .220.

* Jeromy Burnitz's batting average in 65 games with Mets -- .274; in 61 games with Dodgers -- .204.

* Fred McGriff as a Dodger in 2003 -- .249, 13 HR, 40 RBIs in 86 games; as a Cub in 2002 -- .273, 30 HR, 103 RBIs in 146 games.

* Eric Karros as a Cub in 2003 -- .286, 12 HR, 40 RBIs in 114 games; as a Dodger in 2002 -- .271, 13 HR, 73 RBIs in 142 games.

* Increase in Mark Grudzielanek's batting average between 2002 with Dodgers and 2003 with Cubs -- .271 to .314.

* Increase in Marquis Grissom's batting average between 2002 with Dodgers and 2003 with Giants -- .277 to .300.

* Shawn Green's ratio -- one homer every 32.2 at bats.

* Green's ratio in 2001 and 2002 -- one homer every 13.2 at bats.

* Brian Jordan's two seasons with Dodgers after trade by Braves -- .289, 24 HR, 108 RBIs in 194 games.

* Gary Sheffield's two seasons with Braves following trade by Dodgers -- .319, 64 HR, 216 RBIs in 290 games.

-- Lewis Abraham Leader

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