Dodgers Measured in OPS and Triples

With 10 home games and nine left on the road, here is how the Dodgers rank in on-base+slugging and triples.

While the Dodgers have no one in the top 10, they have a number of hitters who are doing quite well in this important statistic.
  N.L.         On-Base+Slugging
 1    Albert Pujols      1.095
 2    Ryan Howard        1.095
 3    Lance Berkman      1.032
 4    Miguel Cabrera     1.013
 5    Carlos Beltran     1.007
 6    Chipper Jones       .978
 7    Matt Holliday       .971
 8    Adam LaRoche        .963
 9    Alfonso Soriano     .959
10   Nick Johnson         .956
19    Andre Ethier        .887
20   Nomar Garciaparra    .886
31   J.D. Drew            .842
33.  Jeff Kent            .836
35   Jeff Kent            .802
44   Russell Martin       .802
45   Wilson Betemit       .801
46   Rafael Furcal        .789
48   *Dave Roberts        .783
50   *Shawn Green         .778
53   *Juan Encarnacion    .771
56   Kenny Lofton         .765
58   *Paul Lo Duca        .761
70   *Steve Finley        .712
  *Former Dodgers
The Triples Chart

The 2006 edition of the Los Angeles Dodgers have boosted their triples total to 50, good for a tie for fourth place with the 1959 team.

The current team is led by outfielder Kenny Lofton who has 9, and outfielder Andre Ethier and shortstop Rafael Furcal with seven each. Outfielder J.D. Drew and, surprisingly enough, first baseman James Loney have five. Loney has seen limited action at the major league level but has been proficient to say the least. Another rookie, catcher Russell Martin, has hit three as does veteran Jeff Kent.

The Dodgers have hit 32 triples on the road and only 18 in Dodger Stadium.

The top 10 teams:
  Los Angeles   All-time
67 - 1970      130 - 1894
65 - 1962      105 - 1982
52 - 1969       99 - 1920
50 - 1958       97 - 1899
50 - 2006*      93 - 190

46 - 1959       90 - 1914  
42 - 2006       87 - 1896
40 - 1961       86 - 1913
39 - 1964       85 - 1921
29 - 1972       83 - 1893
38 - 1960   
38 - 1967
38 - 1971

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