Dodgers Week 8 In Review: Catchers If You Can

A.J. Ellis and Dee Gordon enjoy the dance of first place.

The Dodgers completed their second full week without Matt Kemp, and continued to thrive despite the adversity of missing their superstar and three other starting position players. Just about everyone stepped up during the week on offense in one way or another, but the backstops brought the power.

Catchers A.J. Ellis and Matt Treanor each hit two home runs on the week, and if Jerry Hairston Jr.'s 7-for-9 performance after getting activated off the disabled list, the Dodgers will be in for quite a treat on Tuesday when Kemp returns.

The Dodgers won both of their series on the week, one in Arizona and one at home against Houston, the last time they faced the Astros as National League opponents. The Dodgers are now 9-4 without Kemp.

Dodger Batter of the Week: This was a close one, but Matt Treanor narrowly edges out A.J. Ellis and Jerry Hairston Jr. for the honor. Treanor homered in both of his starts, while Ellis hit a walk-off bomb on Saturday, and Hairston had his first career five-hit game on Sunday. Treanor and Ellis combined for four home runs on the week, while the rest of the team had two.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: Chris Capuano continued his great start to the season, with two more starts and two more wins on the week, thanks to just two runs allowed.

Week 8 Record: 4-2
30 runs scored (5.00 per game)
26 runs allowed (4.33 per game)
.565 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record: 32-15
213 runs scored (4.53 per game)
164 runs allowed (3.49 per game)
.617 pythagorean winning percentage (29-18)

Transactions:

  • Friday: The Dodgers activated Jerry Hairston Jr. from the disabled list, and placed Justin Sellers on the 15-day DL with a bulging disc in his lower back.

Game Results:

Upcoming Week: The Dodgers run the Jeff Cirillo Gauntlet this week, finishing up their homestand with Milwaukee before heading to Colorado.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
28
vs Mil
5:10pm
29
vs Mil
7:10pm
30
vs Mil
7:10pm
31
vs Mil
7:10pm
1
at Col
5:40pm
2
at Col
1:10pm
3
at Col
12:10pm
Harang v.
(R) Marcum
Lilly-valdi? v.
(R) Fiers
Kershaw v.
(R) Gallardo
Billingsley v.
(R) Greinke
Capuano v.
(L) Moyer
Harang v.
(R) Nicasio
Lilly-valdi? v.
(R) White

Previous Weeks In Review: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7

Week 8 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Hairston 10 9 1 7 1 0 0 2 1 0/0 .778/.800/.889 1.689
Ellis, A.J. 17 14 4 4 0 0 2 4 3 0/0 .286/.412/.714 1.126
Gordon 20 18 3 8 1 0 0 1 1 2/0 .444/.474/.500 .974
Loney 18 16 3 5 0 0 1 3 2 0/0 .313/.389/.500 .889
Ethier 24 20 2 6 1 0 1 3 2 0/1 .300/.375/.500 .875
Abreu 18 11 1 3 0 0 0 2 7 0/0 .273/.556/.273 .828
Herrera 29 25 4 8 2 0 0 1 4 0/0 .320/.414/.400 .814
Gwynn 26 26 3 8 0 0 0 6 0 2/1 .308/.308/.308 .615

Treanor 8 6 3 3 0 0 2 3 2 0/0 .500/.625/1.500 2.125
Sellers 5 5 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0/0 .400/.400/.800 1.200
DeJesus 12 10 2 3 1 0 0 3 1 0/0 .300/.333/.400 .733
Sands 13 12 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0/0 .167/.231/.250 .481
Kennedy 14 13 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .154/.214/.154 .368
Van Slyke 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Pitchers 14 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .083/.083/.083 .167
Totals 242 210 30 62 7 1 6 30 25 4/2 .295/.370/.424 .794

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Capuano 2 2-0 -- 13.0 6 2 2 3 13 1.38 0.692 1.89
Kershaw 1 0-1 -- 7.0 5 3 2 3 6 2.57 1.143 4.63
Billingsley 1 0-0 -- 5.0 5 2 2 3 8 3.60 1.600 1.80
Harang 1 0-0 -- 4.1 9 5 5 0 6 10.38 2.077 3.43
Lilly 1 0-1 -- 3.1 9 8 8 5 3 21.60 4.200 9.80
Starters 6
2-2 -- 32.2 34 20 19 14 36 5.23 1.469 3.48
Guerra 4 0-0 -- 4.2 3 0 0 1 1 0.00 0.857 3.41
Jansen 2 1-0 1/2 2.1 2 0 0 1 2 0.00 1.286 2.77
Coffey 1 0-0 -- 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000 1.20
Belisario 4 0-0 -- 3.2 3 1 1 3 4 2.45 1.636 3.47
Elbert 3 0-0 -- 3.0 2 1 1 0 4 3.00 0.667 0.53
Lindblom 3 1-0 -- 3.0 2 1 1 2 4 3.00 1.333 6.87
Wright 2 0-0 -- 2.2 5 3 3 1 2 10.13 2.250 8.83
Relievers 6
2-0
1/2 20.1 17 6 6 8 18
2.66
1.230 4.04
Totals 6
4-2 1/2 53.0 51 26 25 22 54 4.25 1.377 3.69
*FIP is estimated
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