Matt Kemp, Dee Gordon, and Jamey Carroll all ended their seasons on a high note at Chase Field in Phoenix.
Sure, it wasn't a full week, but thanks to the MLB schedule opening on a Thursday we ended on a Wednesday. The Dodgers won two of their three games in Arizona, nearly sweeping the NL West champs. The Dodgers ended their season by winning 10 of their final 11 series, and went 25-10 to finish with a winning record.
Dodger Batter of the Week: It seems Matt Kemp is the obvious choice here, as he ended his MVP-worthy campaign with two home runs and six runs batted in. But he splits the final weekly award with Jamey Carroll, who had five hits in seven at-bats, and Dee Gordon, who had a 7-for-14 series and scored four runs.
Dodger Pitcher of the Week: This award gets split as well, as all three Dodgers starters put up zeroes in Phoenix. Ted Lilly (seven innings), Hiroki Kuroda (six innings), and Dana Eveland (5 2/3 innings) are all worthy.
Clayton Kershaw, who last pitched Sunday, was the last Dodgers starting pitcher to allow a run in 2011.
Week 27 Record: 2-1
17 runs scored (5.67 per game)
14 runs allowed (4.67 per game)
.588 pythagorean winning percentage
Season Record: 82-79
644 runs scored (4.00 per game)
612 runs allowed (3.80 per game)
.523 pythagorean winning percentage (84-77)
Earned & Unearned: For the second time this season, a Dodgers relief pitcher allowed a pair of runs that were charged as unearned runs to the team, but earned runs for the pitcher. Just like on June 13 with Matt Guerrier, Javy Guerra on Tuesday allowed the final two runs of a six-run ninth inning, all of which scored after an error with two outs. Guerra only faced two batters, and allowed a walk and a home run, so his ledger shows two earned runs while those runs were unearned for the Dodgers, ruining Excel spreadsheets everywhere. The rule in question is MLB rule 10.16(i):
When pitchers are changed during an inning, the relief pitcher shall not have the benefit of previous chances for outs not accepted in determining earned runs.
Rule 10.16(i) Comment: It is the intent of Rule 10.16(i) to charge a relief pitcher with earned runs for which such relief pitcher is solely responsible. In some instances, runs charged as earned against the relief pitcher can be charged as unearned against the team.
- Monday: Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 2
- Tuesday: Diamondbacks 7, Dodgers 6
- Wednesday: Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 5
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Week 27 Stats