Brad Penny Tops Staff with 16 Wins

Brad Penny, who looked like he would be the first Dodger 20-game winner in a number of years, led the Los Angeles staff with 16 in 2007. A late-inning injury slowed Penny's march toward the golden number.

Chad Billingsley, who moved into the starting rotation later in the season, led the club allowed 8.20 hits per nine innings and Randy Wolf fanned 8.28 to top the chart in that department among starters over 100 innings pitched. Derek Lowe walked an average of 2.67 batters to lead in that department.

None of the starter's earned a place on the all-time top 10 list.

The starters finished the season sixth in the National League in earned run average with a 4.20 mark and recorded a 58-61 won-lost record.
2007 starting pitching:

		w-l	in	h/in	bb/in	so/in	era 	   ave
Penny		16-4	208.0	 8.61	3.16	5.84	3.03	
Billingsley	 8-5	112.0	 8.20	4.10	8.12	3.38	
Lowe	       12-14	198.1	 8.80	2.67	6.63	3.88	
Wolf		 9-6	102.2	 9.69	3.43	8.28	4.73	
Wells	         4-1	 38.2	10.60	2.12	4.48	5.12	
Hendrickson	 3-7	 76.1	11.91	2.24	6.02	5.21	
Tomko		 2-9	 79.1	10.10	4.09	5.90	5.80	
Stults	         1-3	 25.1	11.03	3.56	8.18	5.82	
Schmidt	         1-4	 25.2	11.43	5.00	7.86	6.31	
Kuo		 1-4	 28.0	 9.32	4.18	8.68	7.42	
Loaiza	         1-4	 22.2	10.54	6.49	6.08	8.34	
 totals		58-61	 917	 8.96	3.22	6.72	4.20	
All-Time Records-- Hideo Nomo, in his first year with the Dodgers (1995), set a new per-game strikeout record of 11.10 per nine innings and put his name at the top of the charts, breaking a monopoly by held by Sandy Koufax.

Nomo also earned a spot in fifth and seventh place in succeeding seasons. Dazzy Vance is atop the Brooklyn list.

Koufax also leads the hits per nine innings (5.97) with Larry Cheney (6.33) the Brooklyn leader. Koufax also leads the opponent batting average list.

Watty Clark (1.22) holding the Brooklyn walks per nine innings chart and Don Drysdale (1.48) is tops among Los Angeles control artists.
Starting pitching records:
 (minimum 154/162 innings)

 Los Angeles	                    Brooklyn 	
  SO per nine innings—	
11.10 - Hideo Nomo, 1995	7.63 - Dazzy Vance, 1924
10.57 - Sandy Koufax, 1962	7.51 - Dazzy Vance, 1925
10.23 - Sandy Koufax, 1965	7.46 - Dazzy Vance, 1926
10.13 - Sandy Koufax, 1960	6.87 - Van Mungo, 1936
10.13 - Hideo Nomo, 1997	6.82 - Van Mungo, 1938

9.46 - Sandy Koufax, 1961	6.81 - Carl Erskine, 1953
9.22 - Hideo Nomo, 1996	        6.45 - Preacher Roe, 1955
9.00 - Sandy Koufax, 1964	6.43 - Dazzy Vance, 1928
8.83 - Sandy Koufax, 1966	6.33 - Dazzy Vance, 1923
8.64 - Chan Ho Park, 2000	6.16 - Dazzy Vance, 1931`

  Hits per nine innings—
5.79 - Sandy Koufax, 1965	6.33 - Larry Cheney, 1916
5.83 - Hideo Nomo, 1995	        6.91 - Whitlow Wyatt, 1943
6.13 - Don Sutton, 1972	        6.93 - Dazzy Vance, 1924
6.19 - Sandy Koufax, 1963	6.95 - Wheezer Dell, 1915
6.22 - Sandy Koufax, 1964 	6.97 - Ned Garvey, 1904

6.55 - Sandy Koufax, 1962 	6.97 - Ned Garvin, 1904
6.56 - Fernado Valenzuela, 1981 6.97 - Whitlow Wyatt, 1941
6.71 - Orel Hershiser, 1985	7.00 - Burleigh Grimes, 1918
6.72 - Sandy Koufax, 1966	7.03 - Rex Barney, 1949
6.79 - Don Drysdale, 1964	7.09 - Doc Newton, 1902

 Walks per nine innings
1.48—Don Drysdale, 1966	        1.22—Watty Clark, 1935
1.57-Jerry Reuss, 1980	        1.40—Leon Cadore, 1919
1.63—Don Drysdale, 1963	        1.46—Don Newcombe, 1955
1.63-Claude Osteen, 1967	1.49—Don Newcombe, 1957
1.68-Sandy Koufax, 1963	        1.50—Fred Heimach, 1932

1.76-Jerry Reuss 1982	        1.51-Sherry Smith, 1919
1.81-Claude Osteen, 1981	1.54—Don Newcombe, 1956
1.87-Don Sutton, 1971	        1.58—Curt Davis, 1941
1.89-Bob Welch, 1985	        1.61-Dutch Leonard, 1934
1.90-Sandy Koufax, 1965	        1.62-Watty Clark, 1932

 Los Angeles opponents average
.179—Sandy Koufax, 1965
.182—Hideo Nomo, 1995
.189—Sandy Koufax, 1963
.189—Don Sutton, 1972

.197—Sandy Koufax, 1964
.205—Sandy Koufax, 1966
.205—Fernando Valenzuela, 1981
.206—Orel Hershiser, 1985
.206—Ramon Martinez, 1990

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