Los Angeles Dodgers Weekly Recap: Good Starting Pitching, Not Many Wins

The Dodgers outscored their opponents for the fourth straight week, but didn't have much to show for it. The team lost three of four games in Milwaukee and lost two of three games in Colorado to begin their beer park road trip with a 2-5 record.

Dodger Batter of the WeekWell he didn't get to pitch on Sunday, but James Loney had nearly a week's worth of production with a four-hit game. On the week, Loney hit .333/.412/.600 with a double and a home run.

Honorable mention goes to Rod Barajas, who hit .364 with two home runs in three games before hurting his groin. In his last seven road games, Barajas is hitting .478 with two doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI. Tony Gwynn also had a week of note, hitting .320/.320/.560 with his first two home runs of the season.

Dishonorable mention goes to Andre Ethier, who had two singles in 20 at-bats during the week and is hitting just .233/.313/.300 with one home run in 33 games since the All-Star break.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: Clayton Kershaw is the easy winner here, pitching eight scoreless innings on Thursday against the playoff-bound Brewers to give the Dodgers their only win in four games in Milwaukee.

Honorable mention goes to the rest of the starting staff, who had ERAs of 3.00, 3.00, 3.07, and 3.09 for the week.

Week 21 Record:  2-5
24 runs scored (3.43 per game)
23 runs allowed (3.29 per game)
.519 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record:  57-69
465 runs scored (3.69 per game)
491 runs allowed (3.90 per game)
.475 pythagorean winning percentage (60-66)

Inside The Park: On Saturday in the 12th inning at Coors Field, Trent Oeltjen lined a ball to center field that eluded a diving Dexter Fowler. By the time Fowler recovered, Oeltjen was on his way home and had the Dodgers' first inside-the-park home run since Blake DeWitt on May 6, 2008. Since 2000, the Dodgers have only had five inside-the-park home runs: Oeltjen, DeWitt, and a trio from 2003 (Paul LoDuca, Robin Ventura, and Dave Roberts).

Power/Speed Watch I: Matt Kemp had no home runs but did two steal two bases this week, and through 126 team games, Kemp has 28 home runs and 33 stolen bases. He is on pace for 36 home runs and 42 stolen bases this season.

Power/Speed Watch II: Ted Lilly gave up two home runs and four stolen bases in his two starts this week, putting his season totals at 27 home runs and 29 stolen bases allowed. With likely seven more starts remaining, Lilly is on pace to allow 34 homers and 37 steals. No Dodger pitcher has ever allowed a 30/30 season, and the last one in the majors was by Gavin Floyd in 2008.

Nice Job Kid: Since his contract was purchased by the Dodgers on August 12, Justin Sellers leads the Dodgers with seven runs scored. Since runs scored is Don Mattingly's favorite statistic to gauge offensive performance, that might explain why Sellers has hit second in each of his last four starts.

Transactions: none this week

Game Results:

Upcoming Week: The Dodgers run the Larry Walker gauntlet next week, finishing their beer stadium road trip in St. Louis before coming home to face Colorado.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
22
at StL
5:15pm
23
at StL
5:15pm
24
at StL
11:15am
25
Off
26
vs Col
7:10pm
27
vs Col
1:10pm
28
vs Col
1:10pm
Eovaldi v.
(R) Carpenter
Kershaw v.
(R) Lohse
Kuroda v.
(L) Garcia
  Lilly v.
(R) Rogers
Billingsley v.
(R) Millwood
Eovaldi v.
(R) Chacin

 

Previous Weeks In Review: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11 | Week 12 | Week 13 | Week 14 | Week 15 | Week 16 | Week 17 | Week 18 | Week 19 | Week 20

Week 21 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Loney 17 15 2 5 1 0 1 3 2 0/0 .333/.412/.600 1.012
Gwynn 25 25 4 8 0 0 2 2 0 1/0 .320/.320/.560 .880
Kemp 31 29 3 10 1 0 0 3 2 2/2 .345/.387/.379 .766
Rivera 28 25 2 8 2 0 0 3 2 0/0 .320/.357/.400 .757
Miles 30 26 2 7 0 0 1 4 4 0/1 .269/.367/.385 .751
Sellers 28 26 5 6 2 0 0 1 2 1/0 .231/.286/.308 .593
Carroll 22 19 1 4 0 0 0 1 2 0/0 .211/.286/.211 .496
Navarro 18 17 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0/0 .118/.167/.176 .343
Ethier 23 20 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0/0 .100/.217/.100 .317

Oeltjen 9 7 1 3 0 0 1 1 2 1/0 .429/.556/.857 1.413
Barajas 11 11 3 4 1 0 2 5 0 0/0 .364/.364/1.000 1.364
Blake 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .100/.182/.100 .282
Velez 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Pitchers 18 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .059/.059/.059 .118
Totals 272 248 24 61 8 0 7 23 21 5/3 .246/.304/.363 .667

 

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Kershaw 1 1-0 -- 8.0 5 0 0 0 6 0.00 0.625 1.63
Eovaldi 1 0-1 -- 6.0 5 2 2 3 2 3.00 1.333 4.46
Kuroda 1 1-0 -- 6.0 4 2 2 3 5 3.00 1.167 2.96
Billingsley 2 0-1 -- 14.2 7 6 5 7 12 3.07 0.955 4.49
Lilly 2 0-1 -- 11.2 5 4 4 5 11 3.09 0.857 4.50
Starters 7
2-3 -- 46.1 26
14 13 18 36 2.53 0.950 3.80
Guerrier 3 0-0 -- 3.2 1 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.818 3.95
Elbert 4 0-0 -- 3.0 3 1 1 0 3 3.00 1.000 5.46
MacDougal 4 0-0 -- 2.0 6 1 1 3 2 4.50 4.500 9.13
Hawksworth 2 0-1 -- 1.2 2 1 1 0 0 5.40 1.200 3.13
Lindblom 2 0-0 -- 2.2 3 2 2 1 3 6.75 1.500 2.01
Kuo 3 0-1 -- 1.1 0 1 1 1 4 6.75 0.750 (0.62)
Guerra 2 0-0 0/1 2.0 4 3 3 1 2 13.50 2.500 2.63
Relievers 7
0-2
0/1 16.1 19 9 9 8 14
4.96
1.653 3.93
Totals 7
2-5 0/1 62.2 45 23 22 26 50 3.16 1.133 3.83
*FIP is estimated
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