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Friday, April 30, 2010
The Historically Bad 2010 Dodgers' Start
How bad is the 8-14 start by the Dodgers? It's tied for the worst start by any Los Angeles Dodgers team after 22 games:
- May 9, 1967: The punchless 1967 team, the first Koufaxless squad fielded in Los Angeles; they finished 73-89.
- April 29, 1993: a continuation of the nadir of the Tommy Lasorda teams, the godawful 63-99 1992 Dodgers that featured injuries and downtime for virtually every starter, the fact that this squad managed to finish breakeven at 81-81 was nothing short of miraculous, all things considered. The grossly incompetent Jose Offerman was still the team's shortstop, and his 37 errors came close to duplicating the earth-shattering 42 he posted the year before. The team started the season in a profound funk, collectively batting .227 on the month. Eric Davis couldn't stay on the field, and when he did play, he was atrocious offensively (.234/.308/.391). The same was doubly true of Darryl Strawberry, who only appeared in 32 games and hit .140 on the season.