It was another rough week for the Dodgers, who stumbled through their third consecutive losing week. By dropping their final three games in Arizona, the Dodgers finished the week at 3-4 and have dropped 15 of their last 20 games.
Perhaps no team in baseball could use the four days off that the All-Star Game provides than the Dodgers. With the pending return this week of Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier, a turnaround could be in store for the Dodgers, who are still in first place by a half-game over San Francisco and four games over Arizona.
Dodger Batter of the Week: The Dodgers saw a return of some semblance of power during the week, matching their June 28-game total for home runs in their seven-game week. For leading the team with two home runs, Jerry Hairston Jr. takes home the weekly honor.
Honorable mention goes to Luis Cruz, who wasn't on the team at the beginning of the week, but emerged to play all seven games and lead the team with 26 plate appearances. Cruz led the team with four doubles and three walks, and hit .318/.385/.500. Both James Loney and Bobby Abreu had nice rebound weeks as well.
Week 14 Record: 3-4
20 runs scored (2.86 per game)
28 runs allowed (4.00 per game)
.351 pythagorean winning percentage
Season Record: 47-40
332 runs scored (3.82 per game)
322 runs allowed (3.70 per game)
.514 pythagorean winning percentage (45-42)
- Monday: Infielder Luis Cruz got promoted from Triple A Albuquerque, becoming the 20th position player on the Dodgers this season. Relief pitcher Shawn Tolleson was optioned to Triple A, but before he could get on that plane to Albuquerque...
- Tuesday: Relief pitcher Todd Coffey was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Coffey will have Tommy John surgery and is out for the season. The Dodgers recalled Tolleson one day after he was sent out, nullifying the option.
- Wednesday: Outfielder Andre Ethier, who had already missed six games with a left oblique strain, was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 28. Second baseman Mark Ellis, who missed seven weeks after surgery on his left leg, was activated from the disabled list.
- Thursday: One day after dislocating his right thumb on a slide into third base, shortstop Dee Gordon was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb. Gordon will need surgery and is expected to miss six weeks. Relief pitcher Javy Guerra, who underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery on June 5, was activated from the disabled list.
- Monday: Reds 8, Dodgers 2
- Tuesday: Dodgers 3, Reds 1
- Wednesday: Dodgers 4, Reds 1
- Thursday: Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 1
- Friday: Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 3
- Saturday: Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 3
- Sunday: Diamondbacks 7, Dodgers 1
Upcoming Week: The Dodgers sent Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw to Kansas City, with Kemp participating in Home Run Derby on Monday and Clayton Kershaw slated to pitch on Tuesday in the All-Star Game. Then the second half opens Friday night with the start of a three-game home series against San Diego.
Week 14 Stats