Dodgers Week 7 review: It's over

Scott Cunningham

Hey, the Dodgers led five different games this week. That's got to count for something right? Oh.

Well, it was fun while it lasted. After capturing a series from the Nationals, the Dodgers went to Atlanta on a high note and gave their bullpen a lead in all three games. But a lack of offense and a putrid pen led to a lost weekend.

The team is eight games under .500 and has been outscored by nearly a run per game. Whether the team gets rid of Don Mattingly, Mark McGwire, or anyone else, it won't really matter. They will play better for a while and make a run, but this terrible start has dug too deep a hole for it to ultimately matter.

Stick a fork in the 2013 Dodgers. They are dead.

Dodger Batter of the Week: Scott Van Slyke was just 2-for-10 on the week, but his two hits were home runs, making him by far the most productive hitter on the team. A.J. Ellis led the regulars with a .653 OPS. The only other player who hit better was Tim Federowicz (2-for-6, .667 OPS) was optioned for no good reason.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: Clayton Kershaw threw a career-high 132 pitches on Tuesday and came within one out of his second shutout of the season. Honorable mention goes to Chris Capuano and Matt Magill, who had solid starts in Atlanta, only to see them wasted by the lack of offense and a bullpen that should be sent via rocket into the sun.

Week 7 Record: 2-4
15 runs scored (2.50 per game)
23 runs allowed (3.83 per game)
.314 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record: 17-25
142 runs scored (3.38 per game)
180 runs allowed (4.29 per game)
.393 pythagorean winning percentage (17-25)

Transactions:

  • Wednesday: The Dodgers welcomed back Zack Greinke, activating him from the disabled list to start just over a month after breaking his left collarbone. But the Dodgers lost another starter, as Josh Beckett was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain, retroactive to May 14.
  • Sunday: After missing 19 games with a right quad strain, Mark Ellis was activated from the disabled list. But despite a pair of better options to remove from the roster in Ramon Hernandez and Luis Cruz, the Dodgers optioned Tim Federowicz to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Game Results:

Upcoming Week: The Dodgers run the Ted Simmons gauntlet this week, ending their road trip in Milwaukee against the Brewers, followed by a home series against the Cardinals. Pitching matchups for the weekend series are estimated.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
20
at Mil
5:10pm
21
at Mil
5:10pm
22
at Mil
10:10am
23
Off

24
vs StL
7:10pm
25
vs StL
4:15pm
26
vs StL
1:10pm
Kershaw v.
(R) Gallardo
Greinke v.
(R) Burgos
Ryu v.
(R) Peralta
Capauano v.
(R) Lynn
Kershaw v.
(L) Gast
Greinke v.
(R) Miller
KCAL KCAL Prime Prime Fox Prime

Previous weeks in review: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6

Week 7 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Ellis, A 19 16 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 0/0 .188/.278/.375 .653
Punto 20 18 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 1/0 .278/.350/.278 .628
Ethier 17 15 1 4 0 0 0 2 2 0/0 .267/.353/.267 .620
Gonzalez 23 20 1 5 0 0 0 3 2 0/0 .250/.304/.250 .554
Crawford 22 20 2 4 2 0 0 2 1 1/0 .200/.227/.300 .527
Kemp 25 25 3 5 2 0 0 1 0 1/0 .200/.200/.280 .480
Gordon 19 17 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1/1 .059/.158/.059 .217
Ellis, M 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Van Slyke 11 10 2 2 0 0 2 2 1 0/0 .200/.273/.800 1.073
Federowicz 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .333/.333/.333 .667
Schumaker 13 13 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 .231/.231/.308 .538
Cruz 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .200/.200/.200 .400
Uribe 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Hernandez Did not play ----/----/---- ----

Pitchers 12 9 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0/0 .222/.300/.222 .522
Totals 203 185 15 37 6 1 2 14 11 4/1 .200/.250/.276 .526

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Kershaw 1 1-0 -- 8⅔ 5 0 0 1 11 0.00 0.692 0.94
Magill 1 -- 5 4 1 0 3 8 0.00 1.400 1.73
Capuano 1 0-0 -- 7⅓ 5 1 1 0 5 1.23 0.682 1.77
Greinke 1 1-0 -- 5⅓ 5 1 1 0 4 1.69 0.938 4.07
Ryu 1 0-0 -- 5 5 2 2 5 5 3.60 2.000 4.13
Beckett 1 0-1 -- 3 3 4 2 2 5 6.00 1.667 1.80
Starters 6
2-1 -- 34⅓ 27 9 6 11 38
1.57 1.107 2.26
Howell 4 0-0 -- 3⅔ 3 0 0 2 4 0.00 1.364 2.58
Belisario 3 0-0 -- 3⅓ 3 2 0 1 2 0.00 1.200 2.83
League 2 0-0 1/2 2 3 2 0 1 1 0.00 2.000 3.63
Guerra 1 0-0 -- 2 2 2 1 2 1 4.50 2.000 5.13
Guerrier 3 0-0 -- 1⅔ 3 2 1 0 2 5.40 1.800 0.73
Jansen 4 0-2 1/2 2⅔ 5 4 4 1 4 13.50 2.250 11.01
Rodriguez 3 0-1 -- 1⅓ 1 2 2 3 3 13.50 3.000 17.38
Relievers 6
0-3
2/4 16 20 14 8 10 17 4.32 1.800 5.41
Totals 6
2-4 2/4 51 47 23 14 21 55 2.47 1.333 3.29
*FIP is estimated
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