Dodgers Week 16 review: The beatings go on

Greg Fiume

Two close wins and a laugher gave the Dodgers a weekend sweep in Washington D.C. to open play after the All-Star break on the highest of notes.

It was a shortened week but the Dodgers maximized it with a sweep of the Nationals in Washington D.C., to move within a half-game of first place in the National League West. Clayton Kershaw pitched a scoreless inning during the All-Star Game in New York, which set the tone for the pitching staff that allowed five runs in three games to the Nats.

Yasiel Puig is in the middle of his first big slump, but the rest of the offense picked him up, led by the still hot Hanley Ramirez and the return of Matt Kemp. The team continued to roll, with 20 wins in their last 25 games.

Dodger Batter of the Week: Matt Kemp certainly made his case in his first game back with three hits, including a home run and a double, but Hanley Ramirez did it all weekend, hitting .486 (6-for-13) with two home runs. Ramirez led the team with six RBI and four runs scored.

Honorable mentions go to Mark Ellis (6-for-11) and Carl Crawford (4-for-11, .417 OBP).

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: This one was close, as Clayton Kershaw narrowly nudged Zack Greinke for the award. Kershaw allowed two hits in seven innings on Sunday, while Greinke allowed just one run in six innings on Saturday. But Kershaw allowed just two hits and struck out nine to outpace Greinke. Plus, Kershaw got extra credit for pitching a perfect inning in the All-Star Game on Tuesday too.

Honorable mention goes to the bullpen, which didn't allow a run in the weekend series.

Week 16 Record: 3-0
15 runs scored (5.00 per game)
5 runs allowed (1.67 per game)
.882 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record: 50-47
375 runs scored (3.87 per game)
383 runs allowed (3.95 per game)
.490 pythagorean winning percentage (48-49)

Transactions:

  • Sunday: After missing the minimum 15 days, and 11 games, Matt Kemp was activated from the disabled list before the finale in Washington. Scott Van Slyke was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Game Results:

Upcoming Week: The Dodgers run the Dave Collins gauntlet this week, finishing up their road trip with three interleague games against the Blue Jays in Toronto, followed by four home games against the Reds at Dodger Stadium.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
22
at Tor
4:07pm
23
at Tor
4:07pm
24
at Tor
4:07pm
25
vs. Cin
7:10pm
26
vs. Cin
7:10pm
27
vs. Cin
6:10pm
28
vs. Cin
1:10pm
Ryu v.
(R) Johnson
Capuano v.
(R) Redmond
Nolasco v.
(R) Rogers
Greinke v.
(R) Latos
Kershaw v.
(R) Bailey
Ryu v.
(R) Arroyo
Capuano v.
(L) Cingrani
KCAL KCAL KCAL Prime Prime Prime Prime

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 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Kemp 5 4 1 3 1 0 1 3 1 0/0 .750/.800/1.750 2.550
Ramirez 13 13 4 6 1 0 2 6 0 1/0 .462/.462/1.000 1.462
Ellis, M 13 11 1 6 1 0 0 1 1 0/0 .545/.583/.636 1.220
Crawford 12 11 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 1/0 .364/.417/.455 .871
Gonzalez 13 13 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 .385/.385/.462 .846
Ethier 13 9 2 1 0 0 1 3 3 0/0 .111/.308/.444 .752
Uribe 9 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .250/.250/.250 .500
Ellis, A 9 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .111/.111/.111 .222
Puig 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Schumaker 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 .333/.333/.667 1.000
Federowicz 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .200/.200/.200 .400
Punto 8 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .143/.250/.143 .393
Van Slyke 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .000/.333/.000 .333
Hairston 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Pitchers 9 7 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0/0 .286/.375/.429 .804
Totals 126 113 15 33 7 0 4 15 9 2/0 .292/.341/.460 .802
Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Greinke 1 0-0 -- 6 7 1 1 3 3 1.50 1.667 3.56
Kershaw 1 1-0 -- 7 2 2 2 0 9 2.57 0.286 4.20
Nolasco 1 0-0 -- 5⅓ 8 2 2 2 2 3.38 1.875 3.44
Starters 3
1-2 -- 18 17 5 5 5 14
2.45 1.200 3.77
Jansen 2 0-0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.00 0.000 (0.94)
League 1 0-0 -- 2 2 0 0 1 2 0.00 1.500 2.56
Rodriguez 2 0-0 -- 1⅔ 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.000 0.66
Belisario 2 1-0 -- 1⅓ 1 0 0 1 1 0.00 1.500 3.81
Dominguez 2 0-0 -- 1⅓ 3 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.250 3.06
Withrow 1 1-0 -- 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000 1.06
Howell 1 0-0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000 3.06
Relievers 3
2-0
2 9 6 0 0 2 10 0.00 0.828 1.61
Totals 3
3-0 2 28 23 5 5 7 24 1.61 1.071 3.02
*FIP is estimated
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