Dodgers Week 21 In Review: A Brave New World

That middle of the Dodgers lineup is looking pretty formidable these days.

The week started off horribly for the Dodgers, getting swept at home by the Giants. But the weekend was awesome, as the Dodgers made a franchise-altering blockbuster deal with the Red Sox, then proceeded to take two of three games from the Marlins. To top it all off, Vin Scully announced he would return for yet another year, his 64th.

Here is a look back at the week that was.

Dodger Batter of the Week: One of my rules to live by is that getting 10 consecutive hits means an automatic batter of the week award, so Andre Ethier takes home the honor.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: With a pair of eight-inning outings, Clayton Kershaw was the easy choice.

Week 21 Record: 2-4
27 runs scored (4.50 per game)
26 runs allowed (4.33 per game)
.517 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record: 69-59
518 runs scored (4.05 per game)
478 runs allowed (3.73 per game)
.537 pythagorean winning percentage (69-59)

Transactions:

  • Tuesday: A little over a year after Tommy John surgery, Rubby De La Rosa was activated from the 60-day disabled list, and Javy Guerra was optioned to Triple A Albuquerque.
  • Friday: Alex Castellanos was recalled from Triple A Albuquerque. De La Rosa pitched just one game, then was optioned to Double A Chattanooga so he could be a player to be named later in...
  • Saturday: The Dodgers acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, outfielder Carl Crawford (who was on the 60-day disabled list), pitcher Josh Beckett, and infielder Nick Punto from the Red Sox in exchange for first baseman James Loney, pitcher Allen Webster, infielder Ivan De Jesus, two players to be named later (De La Rosa and Jerry Sands), and cash.
  • Saturday: To make room on the active roster after the trade, Chad Billingsley was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow pain and Castellanos was optioned back to Triple A. To make room on the 40-man roster, Jerry Hairston Jr. was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Game Results:

Upcoming Week: The Dodgers run the Quinton McCracken Gauntlet this week, battling the Rockies at Coors Field, then coming back home for a four-game home series against the Diamondbacks. Four opposing left-handed starters are lined up for the Dodgers.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
27
at Col
5:40pm
28
at Col
5:40pm
29
at Col
12:10pm
30
vs Ari
7:10pm
31
vs Ari
7:10pm
1
vs Ari
6:10pm
2
vs Ari
1:10pm
Beckett v.
(L) Francis
Capuano v.
(R) Chatwood
Blanton v.
(L) Pomeranz
Kershaw v.
(R) Kennedy
Harang v.
(R) Cahill
Beckett v.
(L) Skaggs
Capuano v.
(L) Miley

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
Ethier 25 25 7 11 2 0 2 6 0 0/0 .440/.400/.760 1.200
Gonzalez 10 9 1 3 0 0 1 4 1 1/0 .333/.400/.667 1.067
Ellis,M. 22 20 5 7 3 0 1 1 2 0/0 .350/.409/.650 1.059
Cruz 23 23 2 9 2 0 0 4 0 0/1 .391/.391/.478 .870
Ellis, A.J. 20 18 0 6 1 0 0 1 2 0/0 .333/.400/.389 .789
Kemp 27 24 5 8 1 0 0 3 2 1/0 .333/.370/.375 .748
Ramirez 25 23 2 4 1 0 2 4 2 0/0 .174/.240/.478 .718
Victorino 22 21 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 2/1 .238/.273/.238 .511

Kennedy 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .500/.600/.500 1.100
Punto 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 1/0 .333/.667/.333 1.000
Rivera 15 14 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0/0 .214/.267/.500 .767
Uribe 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .250/.400/.250 .650
Loney 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .200/.200/.200 .400
Treanor 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.333/.000 .333
Castellanos 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Pitchers 12 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .222/.222/.222 .444
Totals 226 205 27 63 11 0 7 24 14 5/2 .307/.359/.463 .822

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Kershaw 2 1-1 -- 16.0 9 4 4 2 18 2.25 0.688 2.27
Harang 1 0-1 -- 5.1 6 3 3 1 4 5.06 1.313 7.08
Blanton 1 0-1 -- 5.2 10 4 4 2 6 6.35 2.118 1.55
Billingsley 1 0-0 -- 3.1 5 3 3 3 1 8.10 2.400 9.14
Capuano 1 0-1 -- 5.0 6 6 6 0 2 10.80 1.200 4.94
Starters 6
1-4 -- 35.1 36 20 20 8 31 5.09 1.245 3.90
League 3 0-0 -- 3.0 0 0 0 2 4 0.00 0.667 1.47
Belisario 3 0-0 -- 2.2 1 1 0 2 3 0.00 1.125 2.02
Elbert 3 0-0 -- 2.1 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.857 3.14
Choate 3 0-0 -- 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 2.000 6.14
Jansen 1 0-0 -- 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000 1.14
Wright 4 1-0 -- 4.1 4 1 1 1 4 2.08 1.154 4.99
Tolleson 3 0-0 -- 3.2 3 2 2 3 7 4.91 1.636 8.05
De La Rosa 1 0-0 -- 0.2 0 2 2 2 0 27.00 3.000 12.14
Relievers 6
1-0
-- 18.2 11 6 5 11 19
2.41
1.179 4.48
Totals 6
2-4 -- 54.0 47 26 25 19 50 4.17 1.222 4.10
*FIP is estimated
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