Dodger Week Two: Electric Boogaloo

Simply put, this week was one of the greatest weeks ever for the Dodgers.  After a solid week on the road, they came home and simply decimated two divisional opponents, the Giants and Rockies.

Dodger Batter of the WeekOrlando Hudson, who started his Dodger career in style, hitting for the cycle in his home debut.  However, he didn't merely provide the cycle; the O-Dog went 13 for 24, and hit .542/.621/.875 for the week. 

Honorable mention goes to Andre Ethier, who rode two multi-homer games to a .391/.464/1.000 week.  If this was any other week, Ethier would probably win the award, but this was no ordinary week at Dodger Stadium!

Dodger Pitcher of the WeekChad Billingsley picked up two wins, so he gets the award over Clayton Kershaw.  Both Billingsley and Kershaw had dominating seven-inning performances against the Giants, but the luck of scheduling gave Billingsley another start, and he came through with a quality start against Colorado.  For the week, Billingsley was 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA with three walks and 17 strikeouts in 13 innings.  Kershaw will likely have two starts this week to try and claim the award.

Week 2 Record:  6-0, 50 runs scored, 17 runs allowed (.896 pythagorean winning percentage)

Overall Seasonal Record:  10-3, 82 runs scored, 40 runs allowed (.808 pythagorean winning percentage), all against the NL West.

Upcoming Week:  After a day off Monday, the Dodgers take their eight-game winning streak to Houston for three, followed by three games in Coors Field.  The Dodgers have only had nine winning streaks longer than their current run since moving to Los Angeles.

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