The Dodgers split six games this week but Orel Hershiser continued to roll. He pitched his second shutout and sixth complete game of the season in Houston. It was the fifth straight win for Hershiser, who improved to 12-3 with a 2.38 ERA.
Dodger Batter of the Week: The Dodgers only hit two home runs during the week, and Mike Scioscia hit one of them. Scioscia hit .278 and also doubled twice for a .556 slugging percentage, narrowly beating Mike Marshall (.292, one home run, four RBI) in a down offensive week for the club.
Dodger Pitcher of the Week: The starters as a whole had a 2.25 ERA, and the cream of the crop was Orel Hershiser, who pitched a two-hit shutout to beat Nolan Ryan and the Astros on Wednesday. Honorable mention goes to Tim Leary, who had a complete game win, and to Shawn Hillegas, with two strong outings.
Week 13 Record: 3-3
20 runs scored (3.33 per game)
16 runs allowed (2.67 per game)
.601 pythagorean winning percentage
Seasonal Record: 45-33
344 runs scored (4.41 per game)
274 runs allowed (3.51 per game)
.603 pythagorean winning percentage (47-31)
- Monday: A week after he was released by Cincinnati, Mario Soto was signed by the Dodgers to shore up their starting rotation. The 31-year-old will begin a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque in hopes his shoulder will improve from earlier in the season, when he was 3-7 with a 4.66 ERA in 14 starts with the Reds.
- Wednesday: Infielder Damaso Garcia, like Soto a 31-year-old former All-Star, was signed to a minor league contract. Garcia hit just .117 (7-for-60) with the Braves before he was released on May 17.
- Monday, June 27: Dodgers 4, Astros 0
- Tuesday, June 28: Astros 4, Dodgers 3
- Wednesday, June 29: Dodgers 2, Astros 0
- Friday, July 1: Cubs 9, Dodgers 2
- Saturday, July 2: Dodgers 8, Cubs 1
- Sunday, July 3: Cubs 2, Dodgers 1
Upcoming Week: The Dodgers run the George Hendrick Gauntlet, finishing the homestand with series against St. Louis and Pittsburgh.
Week 13 Stats
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