The Dodgers swept the Cardinals, then were swept by the Pirates in a 3-3 week. Wednesday's comeback win, a seven-run seventh inning capped by a Franklin Stubbs grand slam, remains my favorite regular season game ever attended at Dodger Stadium (along with my brother Greg). But by far the most significant thing that happened this week was the Dodgers turning to Hollywood, per Sam McManis of the Los Angeles Times:
Actors Tom Berenger and Charlie Sheen worked out with the Dodgers before Wednesday's game in preparation for an upcoming film with a baseball theme. Former Dodger Steve Yeager is serving as a technical adviser on the project.
I hope that turns out well.
Dodger Batter of the Week: He may not have his long hitting streak anymore, but John Shelby continues to produce for the Dodgers. He hit .435 (10-for-23) with four doubles, a home run and nine RBI. He is hitting .311 with a .381 on-base percentage with 12 stolen bases, 42 runs scored, and is tied with Kirk Gibson for the team lead with 18 doubles.
Honorable mention goes to Mike Scioscia, who was 6-for-12 with a pair of doubles and four walks during the week.
Dodger Pitcher of the Week: The starters were rather ordinary, so this week's award goes to Alejandro Pena, who pitched six scoreless innings in relief in three games, and had four strikeouts. Honorable mention goes to Tim Belcher, who recorded two saves but with the return of Jay Howell will rejoin the rotation next week.
Week 14 Record: 3-3
25 runs scored (4.17 per game)
28 runs allowed (4.67 per game)
.448 pythagorean winning percentage
Seasonal Record: 48-36
369 runs scored (4.39 per game)
302 runs allowed (3.60 per game)
.591 pythagorean winning percentage (50-34)
- Monday: The Dodgers put 43-year-old Don Sutton on the disabled list with a strained right elbow, and recalled Bill Krueger to start against the Cardinals. But St. Louis ran wild on the lefty, stealing six bases in under three innings.
- Wednesday: Relief pitcher Jay Howell was activated from the disabled list, and stunt man Mickey Hatcher was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain.
- Thursday: On the off day the Dodgers extended manager Tommy Lasorda's contract for two more years, through the 1990 season.
- Monday, July 4: Dodgers 5, Cardinals 3
- Tuesday, July 5: Dodgers 6, Cardinals 3
- Wednesday, July 6: Dodgers 7, Cardinals 3
- Friday, July 8: Pirates 4, Dodgers 3
- Saturday, July 9: Pirates 8, Dodgers 2
- Sunday, July 10: Pirates 7, Dodgers 2
Upcoming Week: The Dodgers run the Larry Bittner Gauntlet, first with the All-Star Game at Riverfront Stadium, then with a five-game series at Wrigley Field, including the makeup of a May 9 rainout in Chicago.
at ChC (2)
Sutcliffe (R)/ Schiraldi (R)
Week 14 Stats