1988 Dodgers Week 10 review: Mike Marshall moves to right field

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The Dodgers dropped five of seven games and saw their National League West lead shrink from 2½ games to just a ½ game over the Astros.

The Dodgers had a rough week on the field and Pedro Guerrero had a tough time staying on it. But once Guerrero comes back from the disabled list he might have a new position, at first base. That's because Mike Marshall, unhappy at first base, moved back to right field.

Marshall, who made 312 of his 320 starts in right field from 1985-1987, returned to right field for good on Tuesday, making the move from first base.

"I realize I've played well at first base, but it was a decision I thought about and had to let Fred (Claire, the executive vice president) and Tommy (Lasorda) know about," Marshall told Sam McManis of the Los Angeles Times. "I just wanted to let him know how I was feeling. I also didn't feel I was getting the most out of myself offensively. But I don't know what the future holds."

Dodger Batter of the Week: The position change served him well as Mike Marshall hit .321 with a .571 slugging percentage, a home run and scored a team-high-tying six runs. He beat out Kirk Gibson, who had two home runs and five RBI, and John Shelby, who extended his hitting streak to 27 games, just four shy of Willie Davis's club record, set in 1969. Not that Shelby had time to discuss such things.

"What's the record, 56? Talk to me if I get closer. It's nothing now," Shelby said, per the Times.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: Sure he may not have struck anyone out, but Fernando Valenzuela pitched his third complete game of the season in an 11-1 win over the Astros on Wednesday.

Week 10 Record: 2-5

27 runs scored (3.86 per game)
29 runs allowed (4.14 per game)
.583 pythagorean winning percentage

Seasonal Record: 32-26

253 runs scored (4.36 per game)
202 runs allowed (3.48 per game)
.602 pythagorean winning percentage (35-23)

Transactions:

  • Thursday: The Dodgers put Pedro Guerrero on the disabled list with acute neck soreness, retroactive to Sunday, and recalled outfielder Jose Gonzalez to take his place.

Game Results:

Upcoming Week: The Dodgers run the Cito Gaston Gauntlet, on the road in Atlanta then home for five (!) with the Padres.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
13
Off

14
at Atl
4:40pm
15
at Atl
4:40pm
16
at Atl
2:40pm
17
vs. SD (2)
4:05pm
18
vs. SD
1:05pm
19
vs. SD (2)
1:05pm
Valenzuela v.
P.Smith (R)


Hershiser v.
Glavine (L)


K.Howell v.
Z.Smith (L)


Leary v.
Whitson (R);
Sutton v.
Rasmussen (L)
Belcher v.
Show (R)


Hershiser v.
Jones (R);
Valenzuela v.
Grant (R)

Previous 1988 weeks in review: Apr 4-10 | Apr 11-17 | Apr 18-24 | Apr 25-May 1 | May 2-8 | May 9-15 | May 16-22 | May 23-29 | May 30-Jun 5

Week 10 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Marshall 29 28 6 9 4 0 1 3 0 0/0 .321/.345/.571 .916
Gibson 28 26 3 7 1 0 2 5 2 0/0 .269/.321/.538 .860
Shelby 28 26 6 7 3 1 0 5 1 1/1 .269/.286/.462 .747
Anderson 24 19 1 5 0 0 0 2 5 1/0 .263/.417/.263 .680
Scioscia 23 23 0 7 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 .304/.304/.348 .652
Stubbs 19 16 4 3 1 0 0 0 3 2/0 .188/.316/.250 .566
Sax 29 27 1 6 0 0 0 2 2 1/0 .222/.276/.222 .498
Hamilton 28 27 2 5 1 0 0 5 1 0/0 .185/.214/.222 .437

Heep 7 6 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 .333/.429/.500 .929
Hatcher 8 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .375/.375/.375 .750
Dempsey 7 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0/0 .167/.286/.333 .619
Sharperson 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .200/.200/.200 .400
Davis 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Guerrero Did not play
Gonzalez Did not play

Pitchers 16 14 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0/0 .071/.071/.214 .286
Totals 255 235 27 57 13 2 3 23 15 5/1 .243/.292/.353 .646

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Valenzuela 1 1-0 -- 9 6 1 1 3 0 1.00 1.000 3.89
Sutton 2 0-1 -- 12 8 3 3 6 5 2.25 1.167 3.81
Hershiser 1 1-0 -- 8 5 2 2 3 4 2.25 1.000 4.64
Leary 1 0-0 -- 6⅓ 4 2 2 1 4 2.84 0.790 2.10
Belcher 2 0-2 -- 6⅔ 12 9 6 4 5 8.10 2.400 2.29
Starters 7
2-3 -- 42 35 17 14 17 18 4.83 1.238 3.49
Holton 2 0-0 -- 5⅔ 4 3 0 2 3 0.00 1.059 2.36
Orosco 2 0-0 -- 2⅓ 1 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.429 1.18
Pena 3 0-1 -- 4 5 2 2 1 4 4.50 1.500 1.64
Crews 3 0-0 -- 5 8 5 5 4 3 9.00 2.400 5.49
Howell, J 2 0-1 1 1⅔ 2 2 2 2 2 10.80 2.400 4.09
Relievers 7
0-2
1 18 20 12 9 9 14
4.34
1.554 3.05
Totals 7
2-5 1 60⅔ 55 29 23 26 32 3.41 1.335 3.35
*FIP is estimated
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