Dodger Lefties Enjoy Top Run Support

The Dodgers' two lefthanded starters, Randy Wolf (5.89) and Mark Hendrickson (5.50) are atop the Dodger run support charts and are the only two pitchers receiving more runs than the club scoring 4.38 per contest. Overall the L.A. staff has received 5.76 runs in their victories and only 2.65 in their losses.

The records listed below show the team's w-l in each pitchers start and the runs supplied by the offense during the game. A pitcher's actual won-lost record depends, to a large measure, on how the team scores when he pitches and the lists below show just that.

Just over the one-quarter pole in the National League race, the Dodgers' 4.38 runs per game places them 11th among the 16 N.L. teams. They are also second in the N.L. West to the Giants who are scoring 4.41 at this point.

Wolf is enjoying over seven runs in each of his winning starts and Hendrickson has been supplied 6.5 for each of his wins. Hendrickson leads the team in runs in losses, getting 3.50 per start.

Derek Lowe is the man in the barrel as far as runs scored in his losing starts. He has host 5-3 to San Francisco, 7-2 to Colorado, 7-1 to Milwaukee, 4-1 to Anaheim and 3-0 to Florida. That's a total of seven runs in his five losses, a teeny 1.40 per.

On the other hand, Lowe has received an average of seven runs per game in home starts, however he has only started twice. In his seven road games, his support shrinks to 2.50.

In Dodger home starts, the club has scored 5.92 in wins and 3.65 in the losses, while on the road they score close to the same mark but have scored only 1.90 per loss.

Look the numbers over and the the remarkable differences.
 Run Support - Through May 21

                       gm    w-l   run   ave
Wolf			9    5-4   53   5.89
Hendrickson	        6    4-2   33   5.50
Penny			9    7-2   37   4.11
Lowe			10   5-5   39   3.90
Tomko			8    3-5   30   3.75
Schmidt			3    1-2   10   3.33
  Totals		45  25-20  197  4.38

 All wins	       gm   runs   ave
Wolf			5   36   7.20
Hendrickson	        4   26   6.50
Lowe 			5   32   6.40
Schmidt			1    5   5.00
Penny			7   32   4.57
Tomko			3   13   4.33
                       25  144   5.76

 All losses	       gm   runs   ave
Hendrickson	        2    7   3.50
Tomko			5   17   3.40
Wolf			4   12   3.00
Penny			2    5   2.50
Schmidt			2    5   2.50
Lowe			5    7   1.40
                       20   53	 2.65

 Home wins	       gm   runs ave
Lowe			2   18   9.00
Tomko			2   13   6.50
Hendrickson	        2   12	 6.00
Wolf			4   26   6.50
Penny			4   19   4.75
Tomko			1    2   2.00
Schmidt			0    0   0.00
                       13   77   5.92

 Home losses	       gm   runs  ave
Tomko			3   15   5.00
Penny			1    4   4.00
Lowe			1    3   3.00
Schmidt			2    5   2.50
Wolf   			2    5   2.50
Hendrickson	        0    0   0.00
	                9   32   3.56

 Road wins		gm  runs   ave
Wolf			1   10  10.00
Hendrickson	        2   14   7.00
Tomko			2   11   5.50
Schmidt			1    5   5.00
Lowe			3   14   4.67
Penny			3   13   4.33
	                12   67   5.58

 Road losses	       gm   runs  ave
Hendrickson	        2   7   3.50
Wolf			2   7   3.50
Lowe			4   4   1.00
Tomko			2   2   1.00
Penny			1   1   1.00
Schmidt			0   0   0.00   
                       11   21   1.90

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