Dodgers Week 2 In Review: Running Wild

The Dodgers got their road trip off to a rocky start in Colorado, but recovered with a nice weekend in San Diego, taking two of three games against the Padres.

Dodger Batter of the WeekThere were actually quite a few candidates this week, but this award will be split by the outfield trio.of Tony Gwynn Jr., Matt Kemp, and Andre Ethier. Kemp led the team in OPS for the second straight week, but the other two weren't far behind. Gwynn had the winning hit in the 11th inning of the suspended game in San Diego against his former team, while Ethier clubbed his first home run of the season.

Honorable mention goes to Casey Blake, who returned from the disabled list with a bang.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: The starting pitching had more downs than ups this week, but Hiroki Kuroda takes the cake with his near shutout on Saturday night at Petco Park. The right-hander pitched 8 2/3 scoreless innings, picking up his second win of the season.

Week 2 Record:  2-3
15 runs scored (3.00 per game)
19 runs allowed (3.80 per game)
.394 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record:  5-4
28 runs scored (3.11 per game)
38 runs allowed (4.22 per game)
.364 pythagorean winning percentage (3-6)

Welcome Back Wheels: Casey Blake came back from the disabled list on Wednesday, and promptly hit a triple in his first game back. Blake continued to take his status as number two hitter to heart, adding a stolen base on Friday in San Diego. It was the first time Blake stole third base in his career.

Speaking Of Wheels: Kemp and Gwynn combined for eight steals in eight attempts on the week, with seven of the eight thefts taking place on Saturday and Sunday in San Diego. Kemp's three stolen bases Saturday night were a career high, and the first time a Dodger had swiped three bases on one game since Juan Pierre on August 29, 2009.

Rarefied Thin Air: The Dodgers were shutout on Tuesday in Colorado, mostly the work of Jhouyls Chacin, who tossed seven scoreless innings. It was just the third time in 287 games in Denver that the Dodgers didn't score.

Double Duty: Thanks to Friday's suspended game in San Diego, Saturday featured two games: the completion of one game, followed by the regularly scheduled fare. The Dodgers won both, and Jonathan Broxton picked up a save in each game. The last Dodger to get two saves in one day was Jeff Shaw on August 25, 2000 at Wrigley Field.

Transactions:

  • Tuesday: after the first game against the Rockies, the Dodgers optioned Ivan DeJesus to Triple A Albuqerque, to make room for...
  • Wednesday: before the second game in Colorado, the Dodgers activated Casey Blake from the 15-day disabled list
  • Sunday: the Dodgers recalled John Ely from Triple A to start in San Diego. To make room for Ely, the Dodgers (told A.J. Ellis he was going to be optioned) placed Hector Gimenez on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right knee, retroactive to April 9

Game Results:

Upcoming Week: The Dodgers this week run the 1987 (or 2002, if you prefer) NLCS gauntlet, facing both the Giants and Cardinals. The Dodgers battle the Giants in San Francisco, ending an eight-game road trip, but then return home for a four-game set with St. Louis. The schedule for the week is full, and there are no weekday day games to deal with.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
11
at SF
7:15pm
12
at SF
7:15pm
13
at SF
7:15pm
14
vs StL
7:10pm
15
vs StL
7:10pm
16
vs StL
7:10pm
17
vs StL
1:10pm


Previous Weeks In Review: Week 1

Week 2 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Kemp 22 20 3 9 2 0 0 1 2 5/0 .450/.500/.550 1.050
Blake 15 11 3 4 0 1 0 2 2 1/0 .364/.500/.545 1.045
Gwynn 15 14 3 6 2 0 0 1 1 3/0 .429/.467/.571 1.038
Ethier 23 19 1 7 0 0 1 4 4 0/0 .368/.478/.526 1.005
Barajas 15 15 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0/0 .200/.200/.400 .600
Loney 22 20 1 3 0 0 1 1 2 0/0 .150/.227/.300 .527
Furcal 13 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .083/.154/.083 .237
Uribe 21 20 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 .050/.095/.100 .195
Thames 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Carroll 15 13 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 1/0 .385/.429/.462 .890
Paul 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .400/.400/.400 .800
Ellis 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0/0 .000/.400/.000 .400
Miles 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.167/.000 .167
Gimenez 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Pitchers 12
10 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .100/.182/.100 .282
Totals 196 173 15 42 6 1 3 11 16 10/1 .243/.318/.341 .659

 

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Kuroda
1
1-0
--
8.2
6
0
0
2
4
0.00
0.923
2.97
Lilly
1
0-0
--
4.1
7
2
2
2
3
4.15
2.077
3.20
Kershaw
1
0-1
--
6.0
6
3
3
1
8
4.50
1.167
4.87
Ely
1
0-1
--
5.2
6
4
4
3
5
6.35
1.588
7.61
Billingsley
1
0-1
--
3.0
6
5
5
3
3
15.00
3.000
8.53
Starters 5
1-3 -- 27.2 31
14 14 11 23 4.55 1.518 4.97
Guerrier
2
0-0
--
3.2
1
0
0
0
3
0.00
0.273
1.56
MacDougal
2
0-0
--
1.2
0
0
0
1
0
0.00
0.600
3.20
Broxton
2
0-0
2/2
1.1
1
0
0
2
0
0.00
2.250
7.70
Kuo
1
0-0
--
0.1
0
0
0
0
0
0.00
0.000
3.20
Jansen
3
0-0
--
4.1
3
1
1
1
6
2.08
0.923
4.12
Hawksworth
3
1-0
--
4.0
2
2
2
2
3
4.50
1.000
6.45
Cormier
1
0-0
--
1.0
2
2
2
1
0
18.00
3.000
6.20
Relievers 5
1-0
2/2 16.1 9 5 5 7 12
2.76 0.980 4.42
Totals 5
2-3 2/2 44.0 40 19 19 18 35 3.89 1.318 4.77
*FIP is estimated
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