Dodgers Week 4 review: Home runs & strikeouts

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The Dodgers fought through more injuries, but got solid pitching and some offense here and there as they won four of six games.

The Dodgers rebounded from their worst week of the year to win a pair of series to get back to .500, though it could have been even better. Both losses included bullpen meltdowns, losing a game in New York they were one out from winning, and blowing Matt Magill's major league debut with a pair of late Milwaukee home runs.

The injury scales have a way of balancing out as well. As Hanley Ramirez gets closer and closer to returning, Mark Ellis goes down with a strained quad that may or may not require a stint on the disabled list. As Chris Capuano gets closer to a return, Stephen Fife hits the disabled list.

Dodger Batter of the Week: With his second straight strong week, Matt Kemp takes the honors by hitting .350/.448/.550 with his first home run of the year, an opposite field shot against the Mets. Mark Ellis and Carl Crawford each hit two home runs in a game this week and deserve mention, and Ellis hit .500 (6-for-12) but was limited with his strained right quad.

Juan Uribe continued to be productive with six walks and a .600 on-base percentage.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: Clayton Kershaw gets this award for his stellar Sunday start and on volume, with 17 strikeouts and a 1.38 ERA in two starts. Both Hyun-jin Ryu and Ted Lilly were excellent in New York, and Matt Magill deserves mention for his major league debut.

Ronald Belisario struck out half of the 14 batters he faced, and the only two to reach base did so by error.

Week 4 Record: 4-2
26 runs scored (4.33 per game)
22 runs allowed (3.67 per game)
.576 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record: 12-12
80 runs scored (3.33 per game)
94 runs allowed (3.92 per game)
.427 pythagorean winning percentage (10-14)

Transactions:

  • Wednesday: The Dodgers activated Ted Lilly from the disabled list to make his first start of 2013, at Citi Field against the Mets. To make room for Lilly, the Dodgers optioned catcher Ted Federowicz to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Saturday: Six days after his first start of 2013, Stephen Fife was placed on the disabled list with bursitis in his right shoulder, and Matt Magill was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to make his major league debut.

Game Results:

Upcoming Week: The Dodgers run the Neifi Perez gauntlet this week, hosting the Rockies for three games, then heading north after the off day Thursday for three games against the Giants.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
29
vs Col
7:10pm
30
vs Col
7:10pm
1
vs Col
7:10pm
2
Off

3
at SF
7:15pm
4
at SF
6:05pm
5
at SF
5pm
Lilly v.
(R) Chatwood
Ryu v.
(L) De La Rosa
Beckett v.
(R) Nicasio
Kershaw v.
(L) Zito
Lilly v.
(R) Vogelsong
Ryu v.
(R) Cain
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Previous weeks in review: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3

Week 4 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Ellis, M
12
12
4
6
0
0
2
4
0
0/0 .500/.500/1.000
1.500
Kemp
24
20
4
7
1
0
1
4
4
1/0
.350/.448/.550
1.008
Uribe
15
9
2
3
0
0
0
1
6
0/0 .333/.600/.333
.933
Crawford
25
23
5
5
0
0
3
4
0
1/0
.217/.280/.609
.889
Sellers
15
15
3
5
1
0
0
1
0
0/0 .333/.333/.400
.733
Ethier
22
22
2
5
1
0
1
3
0
0/0 .227/.227/.409
.636
Gonzalez
23
21
3
4
2
0
0
3
2
0/0 .190/.261/.286
.547
Ellis, A
17
15
0
2
1
0
0
3
2
0/0 .133/.235/.200
.435

Punto
14
12
2
4
1
0
0
0
2
0/0 .333/.429/.417
.845
Cruz
5
5
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
0/0 .200/.200/.200
.400
Hairston
15
13
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
0/0 .077/.143/.154
.297
Schumaker
10
10
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0/0 .100/.100/.100
.200
Hernandez 7
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Federowicz 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Pitchers 13 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Totals 218 196 26 44 8 0 7 25 17 2/0 .224/.293/.372 .665

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Ryu
1
0-0
--
7
3
1
1
3
8
1.29
0.857
2.16
Kershaw
2
1-0
--
13
7
2
2
4
17
1.38
0.846
1.47
Lilly
1
0-0
--
5⅓ 6
1
1
2
7
1.80
1.600
1.56
Magill
1
0-0
--
6⅔ 4
2
2
2
7
2.70
0.900
1.96
Beckett
1
0-0
--
5
7
3
3
2
5
5.06
1.688
7.29
Starters 6
1-0 -- 37 27 9 9 13 44
2.19 1.081 2.54
Belisario
3
2-0
--
4⅓ 0
0
0
0
7
0.00
0.000
>(0.07)
Jansen
2
1-0
--
2
2
0
0
1
3
0.00
1.500
1.66
League
4
0-0
3
4
5
3
3
0
2
6.75
1.250
5.41
Rodriguez
3
0-0
--
1⅓ 3
1
1
0
1
6.75
2.250
1.66
Howell
2
0-0
--
1
0
1
1
2
1
9.00
2.000
7.16
Guerrier
3
0-1
--
2⅓ 4
4
3
1
0
11.57
2.143
15.59
Wall
3
0-1
--
2⅓ 3
4
4
3
3
15.43
2.571
7.49
Relievers 6
3-2
3 17 17 13 12 7 17 6.23 1.385 5.06
Totals 6
4-2 3 54 44 22 21 20 61 3.48 1.178 3.34
*FIP is estimated
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