Dodgers Week 20 review: Pitching continues to shine

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers piled up five more wins this week to remain 7.5 games up in the National League West, and are within 3.5 games of the best record in baseball.

Sure, the dessert may have left a weird taste in our mouths, but the main course from the Dodgers was excellent yet again. They won five of six games, including wins over Matt Harvey and Cliff Lee, and extended their run of not losing back-to-back games to over eight weeks.

Dodger Batter of the Week: For hitting .500 with two doubles and a home run, Juan Uribe is the choice here. He certainly impressed a Dodgers legend.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: The Dodgers as a staff gave up 11 total runs in six games, so it would be easy to simply say "everybody" here. But with eight scoreless innings on Saturday in Philadelphia, ace Clayton Kershaw claimed this award.

Week 20 Record: 5-1
24 runs scored (4.00 per game)
11 runs allowed (1.83 per game)
.807 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record: 72-51
501 runs scored (4.07 per game)
449 runs allowed (3.65 per game)
.550 pythagorean winning percentage (68-55)

Transactions:

  • Friday: Slugging right-hander Scott Van Slyke was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque, and shortstop Dee Gordon was optioned back to the Isotopes.

Game Results:

Upcoming Week: The Dodgers run the Kevin Millar gauntlet, so frost those tips with four non-Time Warner friendly games in Miami and three games back home against the Red Sox at Dodger Stadium.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
19
at Mia
4:10pm
20
at Mia
4:10pm
21
at Mia
4:10pm
22
at Mia
9:40am
23
vs. Bos
7:10pm
24
vs. Bos
1:05pm
25
vs. Bos
5:05pm
Ryu v.
(R) Fernandez
Capuano v.
(R) Turner
Greinke v.
(R) Eovaldi
Kershaw v.
(R) Alvarez
Nolasco v.
(R) Lackey
Ryu v.
(R) Dempster
Capuano v.
(L) Lester
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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 | Week 17 | Week 18 | Week 19

Week 20 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Uribe 17 16 3 8 2 0 1 3 1 0/0 .500/.529/.813 1.342
Ethier 13 13 3 4 0 0 2 3 0 0/0 .308/.308/.769 1.077
Ramirez 17 16 3 5 1 0 1 2 0 1/1 .313/.353/.563 .915
Gonzalez 22 22 3 7 1 0 0 2 0 0/0 .318/.318/.364 .682
Ellis, M 22 20 3 5 1 0 0 2 1 0/0 .250/.318/.300 .618
Puig 26 25 2 5 2 0 0 1 0 0/1 .200/.192/.280 .472
Crawford 22 21 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .190/.227/.190 .418
Ellis, A
15 12 3 1 0 0 0 2 3 0/0 .083/.267/.083 .350

Punto 11 9 1 3 1 0 1 3 2 0/0 .333/.455/.778 1.232
Hairston 9 8 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0/0 .375/.375/.375 .750
Van Slyke 8 8 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1/0 .375/.375/.375 .750
Schumaker 12 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .100/.250/.100 .350
Federowicz 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .143/.143/.143 .286
Gordon 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Pitchers 14 14 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 .143/.143/.214 .357
Totals 217 203 24 52 9 0 5 22 8 2/2 .256/.296/.374 .671
Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Kershaw 1 1-0 -- 8 3 0 0 1 8 0.00 0.500 1.44
Greinke 1 1-0 -- 7 3 0 0 4 3 0.00 0.955 3.88
Ryu 1 1-0 -- 7 5 1 1 1 3 1.29 0.857 4.49
Nolasco 2 1-0 -- 12 12 4 4 3 7 2.92 1.216 2.90
Capuano 1 0-0 -- 5 10 4 4 2 3 7.20 2.400 4.46
Starters 6
4-1 -- 39 33 9 9 11 24
2.04 1.109 3.26
Rodriguez 4 1-0 -- 4 3 0 0 1 8 0.00 1.000 (0.19)
Belisario 4 0-0 -- 2 3 0 0 0 4 0.00 1.125 0.06
Marmol 1 0-0 -- 2 1 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.500 0.06
Withrow 1 0-0 -- 2 0 0 0 1 3 0.00 0.500 1.56
League 3 0-1 -- 1 2 1 0 1 0 0.00 1.800 3.06
Howell 1 0-0 -- 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.00 1.000 1.06
Jansen 3 0-0 2 3 1 1 1 1 4 2.70 0.600 1.56
Relievers 6
1-1
2 16 11 2 1 4 23 0.54 0.900 0.84
Totals 6
5-1 2 56 44 11 10 15 47 1.60 1.047 2.55
*FIP is estimated
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