Dodgers Week 15 In Review: Folding To The Cards

The Dodgers had a rough start to their "second half" of the season, getting swept in St. Louis and pushing their regular season futility in that city to 21 losses in their last 25 games. The Dodgers began the week two games out of first place, and ended it five and a half games back, their largest deficit since May 8.

Dodger Batter of the Week:   Rafael Furcal wins for the fourth straight week, a beacon of hope in an otherwise putrid offensive output. Blake DeWitt and Andre Ethier weren't completely useless, so they get honorable mention.

Dodger Pitcher of the WeekHiroki Kuroda is the clear winner, as he allowed just one run in six innings on Saturday, but unfortunately took the loss. Kuroda had one walk and eight strikeouts; the rest of the pitching staff combined for 21 walks and five strikeouts in St. Louis.

Week 15 Record:  0-4
9 runs scored (2.25 per game)
22 runs allowed (5.50 per game)
.163 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record:  49-43
432 runs scored (4.70 per game)
415 runs allowed (4.51 per game)
.518 pythagorean winning percentage (48-44)

Dodgers Week By Week Standings
Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5
3 GB 2 GB 3 GB 5 GB 5 GB
Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10
2 GB 1 GB 2 GB ½ GB 1 GB
Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15
2 GB 5 GB 3½ GB 2 GB 5½ GB

 

Save That Game Ball: Jonathan Broxton pitched the final inning on Tuesday in Anaheim, earning the save as the National League won its first All-Star Game in 14 years. Broxton became the third Dodger to get a save in an All-Star Game, joining Jim Brewer (1973) and Don Drysdale (1963).

Run Without a Hit: Hong-Chih Kuo made the National League All-Star team, and made a relief appearance in the fifth inning of the game on Tuesday. Kuo actually allowed the only run scored by the American League, and did so without giving up a hit (his own throwing error helped greatly). Kuo became just the seventh pitcher in All-Star history to give up a run without giving up a hit:

Pitcher Year Lg IP H R
Stu Miller 1961 NL 1.2 0 1
Frank Lary 1961 AL 0.0 0 1
Jim Bunning 1963 AL 2.0 0 1
Dave Steib 1983 AL 3.0 0 1
Dan Petry 1985 AL 0.1 0 2
Bob Wickman 2005 AL 0.0 0 1
Hong-Chih Kuo 2010 NL 0.2 0 1
courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

Transactions

  • ThursdayManny Ramirez was activated from the disabled list, and Reed Johnson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lumbar strain.
  • Sunday: After the game, the Dodgers optioned Jon Link to Triple A, presumably to create a spot for James McDonald, who is expected to be recalled Monday

Game Results:

Upcoming Week:  The Dodgers return home for a seven game homestand against the last two teams to call Polo Grounds home, the Giants and Mets.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
19
vs SF
7:10pm
20
vs SF
7:10pm
21
vs SF
7:10pm
22
vs NYM
7:10pm
23
vs NYM
7:10pm
24
vs NYM
1:10pm
25
vs NYM
1:10pm

 

Previous Weeks in Review: Wk 1 | Wk 2 | Wk 3 | Wk 4 | Wk 5 | Wk 6 | Wk 7 | Wk 8 | Wk 9 | Wk 10 | Wk 11 | Wk 12 | Wk 13 | Wk 14

Week 15 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Furcal 18 15 0 5 2 0 0 1 3 1/0 .333/.444/.467 .911
DeWitt 12 12 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0/0 .333/.333/.500 .833
Ethier 18 14 2 3 0 0 1 1 4 0/0 .214/.389/.429 .817
Loney 12 12 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 .333/.333/.417 .750
Paul 11 10 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0/0 .200/.273/.300 .573
Kemp 18 16 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 0/0 .188/.222/.250 .472
Martin 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .143/.143/.143 .286
Manny 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .000/.250/.000 .250
Blake 13 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 .077/.077/.077 .154

Anderson 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 .500/.500/.750 1.250
Carroll 9 8 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0/0 .250/.333/.500 .833
Belliard 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .333/.333/.333 .667
Ellis 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .143/.143/.143 .286

Pitchers 7 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 .143/.143/.286 .429
Totals 146 134 9 31 9 1 1 8 11 1/0 .231/.288/.336 .623

 

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Padilla 1 0-0
-- 6.0 1 0 0 5 1 0.00 1.000 5.37
Kuroda 1 0-1 -- 6.0 4 1 1 1 8 1.50 0.833 1.53
Kershaw 1 0-1 -- 4.1 8 5 4 3 1 8.31 2.538 4.12
Billingsley 1 0-1 -- 4.0 10 7 7 2 0 15.75 3.000 4.70
Starters 4
0-3 -- 20.1 23 13 12 11 10 5.31 1.672 3.84
Monasterios 1 0-0 -- 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 1.000 4.70
Link 2 0-0 -- 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 0.00 1.500 1.70
Kuo 1 0-0 -- 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 2.000 9.20
Sherrill 2 0-0 -- 1.2 3 1 1 0 1 5.40 1.800 9.80
Weaver 1 0-0 -- 1.0 1 1 1 2 0 9.00 3.000 6.20
Schlichting 2 0-0 -- 3.1 3 4 4 3 1 10.80 1.800 5.30
Broxton 1 0-1 0/1 1.1 4 2 2 2 0 13.50 4.500 7.70
Miller 2 0-0 -- 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 13.50 3.000 3.20
Relievers 4
0-1 0/1 12.1 15 9 9 11 3
6.57 2.108 5.96
Totals 4
0-4 0/1 32.2 38 22 21 22 13 5.79 1.837 4.64

*FIP is estimated

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