Dodgers Week 20 In Review: Lee And Scully Make For A Good Week

Stop me if you have heard this before, but the Dodgers pitched very well last week, especially the starters, but also were plagued by a paucity of runs. The Dodgers lost four of seven games this week, but this was a memorable week for two reasons.

On Monday, the Dodgers signed their first-round draft pick, Zach Lee, luring him away from becoming a quarterback at LSU. From the very moment Lee was drafted, the consensus was that Lee was unsignable and that Frank McCourt was punting this pick so they wouldn't have to pay a hefty draft bonus this year. However, in the end, Lee was signed, providing a reason for optimism. Sure, the club-record $5.25 million signing bonus was spread out over five years, but at least from a symbolic standpoint, the fact that Lee is now in the organization is a positive step.

On Sunday, the Dodgers announced that Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully would return for the 2011 season, his 62nd year with the team. The Dodgers simply wouldn't be the Dodgers without Vin.

Dodger Batter of the Week:   Jamey Carroll had the best week among the starters, hitting .333/.440/.429, so he gets the award. I was tempted to award either Reed Johnson (4-for-7 with a home run) or Jay Gibbons (3-for-7 with a home run) but they just didn't have enough at-bats. Overall, the bench of Johnson, Gibbons, A.J. Ellis, and Ronnie Belliard combined to hit .407/.448/.630 for the week.

Dodger Pitcher of the WeekTed Lilly wins for the second-straight week, thanks to his two-hit shutout of the Rockies on Thursday. The starters were fantastic this week, averaging 6.71 innings per start with a microscopic 1.91 ERA.

Week 20 Record:  3-4
24 runs scored (3.43 per game)
20 runs allowed (2.86 per game)
.583 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record:  63-62
540 runs scored (4.32 per game)
537 runs allowed (4.30 per game)
.503 pythagorean winning percentage (63-62)

Transactions

  • Friday:  The Dodgers placed Vicente Padilla on the 15-day disabled list with a bulging disc in his neck. Taking Padilla's place on the roster was Travis Schlichting, who was recalled from Triple A Albuquerque
  • Saturday:  The Dodgers activated Manny Ramirez from the disabled list, and to make room Juan Castro was designated for assignment.
  • Sunday:  The Dodgers activated Jeff Weaver form the disabled list, and placed Travis Schlichting on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.
  • Sunday:  The Dodgers claimed catcher Rod Barajas from the Mets. He will join the Dodgers in Milwaukee on Tuesday

Game Results:

Upcoming Week:  The Dodgers hit the road, where they have lost 14 of 17 games since the All-Star break. This week, the Dodgers travel to the land of beer and bratwurst, then satisfy their taste for Rocky Mountain Oysters.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
23
Off
24
at Mil
5:10pm
25
at Mil
5:10pm
26
at Mil
11:10am
27
at Col
6:10pm
28
at Col
5:10pm
29
at Col
12:10pm

 

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 | Wk15 | Wk 16 | Wk 17 | Wk 18 | Wk 19

Week 20 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Carroll 25 21 2 7 2 0 0 2 4 1/1 .333/.440/.429 .869
Ethier 25 23 3 6 1 0 1 2 2 0/0 .261/.320/.435 .755
Blake 29 25 5 7 2 0 0 3 4 0/0 .280/.379/.360 .739
Theriot 29 25 2 6 1 0 1 2 3 0/1 .240/.321/.400 .721
Kemp 27 23 2 3 0 0 2 2 4 0/1 .130/.259/.391 .651
Ausmus 13 12 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0/0 .250/.308/.250 .558
Podsednik 27 25 3 4 1 0 0 2 2 0/0 .160/.222/.200 .422
Loney 25 23 1 2 1 0 0 2 2 0/0 .087/.160/.130 .290
Manny 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Johnson 7 7 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 0/0 .571/.571/1.000 1.571
Gibbons 9 7 3 3 0 0 1 1 2 0/0 .429/.556/.857 1.413
Ellis 10 10 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 .400/.400/.400 .800
Belliard 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Pitchers 16 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Totals 248 220 24 49 8 0 6 20 24 1/3 .223/.299/.341 .640

 

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Lilly 1 1-0 -- 9.0 2 0 0 2 11 0.00 0.444 1.42
Kershaw 2 1-1 -- 14.0 10 3 3 8 17 1.93 1.286 3.41
Monasterios 1 0-1 -- 4.1 8 3 1 1 6 2.08 2.077 1.12
Kuroda 1 0-0 -- 7.0 6 2 2 1 7 2.57 1.000 1.63
Billingsley 2 1-0 -- 12.2 12 4 4 2 15 2.84 1.105 1.31
Starters 7
3-2 -- 47.0 38 12 10 14 56 1.91 1.106 1.99
Jansen 2 0-0 -- 2.0 1 0 0 3 1 0.00 2.000 6.70
Sherrill 1 0-0 -- 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000 1.20
Belisario 2 0-0 -- 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0.00 1.000 4.20
Dotel 4 0-1 0/1 4.0 1 1 1 4 5 2.25 1.250 2.95
Broxton 4 0-0 1 3.2 4 2 2 1 4 4.91 1.364 1.84
Kuo 3 0-1 -- 4.0 3 3 3 2 3 6.75 1.250 3.20
Schlichting 1 0-0 -- 0.2 1 2 2 1 1 27.00 3.000 4.70
Relievers 7
0-2 1/2 16.1 10 8 8 12 16
4.41 1.347 3.26
Totals 7
3-4 1/2 63.1 48 20 18 26 72 2.56 1.168 2.32
*FIP is estimated
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