The batter of the week and pitcher of the week convene to accept their awards.
The Dodgers had their second straight offensively disastrous week, as they won just one game for the second straight week. The team simply didn't score for nearly the entire week, scoring eight of their 10 runs for the week on Sunday night.
The Dodgers were shutout five times in seven games and had scoreless streaks of 33 innings and 23 innings, all in one week. That meant no leads for a whopping 66 consecutive innings, a streak that ended in the sixth inning on Sunday night.
To top that off, Andre Ethier missed the final four games of the week with a left oblique injury, leaving the team without their two best hitters.
But it wasn't all bad, as off the field the Dodgers made a pair of long term investments last week. They signed first round draft pick Corey Seager, an 18-year old shortstop, and 21-year old free agent Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig to a seven-year contract for a player whom assistant general manager Logan White called a five-tool player.
Dodger Batter of the Week: There simply weren't very many choices with such a struggling offense, but A.J. Ellis takes the honor by hitting .294 with a .409 on-base percentage for the week. Adam Kennedy was the only other Dodgers position player to hit higher than .250 for the week, hitting .273 (3-for-11).
James Loney's seventh inning double on Sunday night, in his 14th and final at-bat of the week, was his only hit for the week and kept him from joining Bobby Abreu (0-for-15) and Juan Uribe (0-for-13) as double-digit 0-fors last week.
Dodger Pitcher of the Week: Two very good starts earned Clayton Kershaw the award for the week. Kershaw struck out 17 batters in 13 innings and picked up the team's only win of the week.
Honorable mention goes to Chris Capuano and Chad Billingsley, who each put up quality starts; and to the bullpen, as the six relievers who will be on the team at the end of this week allowed 16 baserunners and no runs in 16 2/3 innings last week, with 15 strikeouts.
Week 13 Record: 1-6
10 runs scored (1.43 per game)
33 runs allowed (4.71 per game)
.101 pythagorean winning percentage (Wow!)
Season Record: 44-36
312 runs scored (3.90 per game)
294 runs allowed (3.68 per game)
.527 pythagorean winning percentage (42-38)
- Thursday: Outfielder and first baseman Scott Van Slyke was recalled from Triple A Albuquerque, and infielder Ivan De Jesus was optioned to Triple A.
- Friday: Three days before the implementation of new spending limits on international players, the Dodgers signed 21-year old Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig to a seven-year major league contract worth a reported $42 million.
- Saturday: First round draft pick Corey Seager, an 18-year old shortstop from North Carolina, signed for a reported $2.35 million bonus.
- Monday: Giants 8, Dodgers 0
- Tuesday: Giants 2, Dodgers 0
- Wednesday: Giants 3, Dodgers 0
- Thursday: Mets 3, Dodgers 2
- Friday: Mets 9, Dodgers 0
- Saturday: Mets 5, Dodgers 0
- Sunday: Dodgers 8, Mets 3
Upcoming Week: The Dodgers run the Thom Brennaman Gauntlet this week, hosting the Cincinnati Reds for three before heading to Phoenix for four games with the Arizona Diamondbacks right before the All-Star break.
Week 13 Stats