Online sports gambling success was again provided by Torre for the 2009 sports gambling season as he put the Dodgers in the playoffs for the second year in a row. Torre made his bones with online sports gambling handicappers as manager of the New York Yankees and that success has been maintained in his two years with Los Angeles.
The Dodgers are again one of the favorites with those gambling in sports to win the National League West Division.
The Dodgers had an online sports gambling record of 95-67 and won their opening round playoff series against the St. Louis Cardinals in a 3-0 sweep before falling to the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Championship Series 4-1 in the best of seven matchup.
The Dodgers are a well balanced online sports gambling commodity that finished 11th overall in run production and number one in staff earned run average. The outstanding Los Angeles pitching staff is led by projected number one starter Clayton Kershaw. Last year Kershaw was 8-8 but with a sparkling 2.79 earned run average.
Kershaw struck out 185 batters in 171 innings and will be in just his third online sports gambling season. Kershaw is poised to emerge as one of the top left hand starters in all of online sports gambling.
Right hander Chad Billingsley is slated for the number two starting spot and is coming off a solid 2009 season in which he went 12-11 with a 4.03 earned run average. He has a career earned run average of 3.55 in four seasons in the Dodger rotation. Closer Jonathan Broxton is one of the best in the game.
He had 36 saves last year with a 2.61 earned run average and a 7-2 record. Right fielder Andre Ethier leads the lineup and is coming off his best home run total ever of 31 last year along with a .272 average and 106 runs batted in. The Dodgers should again be in the black this year but may be an occasional overlay as a “public” and respected team.