Dodgers Week 23 review: A step back

Jamie Sabau

For the first time in 12 weeks, the Dodgers lost more games than they won. A look back at the week on the road against the Rockies and Reds.

The Dodgers began their September just as hot as they were in July and August, including a pair of wins last week to run their winning streak to six games. But they lost their final four games of the week, their longest losing streak in four months, including getting swept by the Reds in Cincinnati.

While the loss to the Reds with seven runs scored in three games, coupled with dropping two of three games and scoring five runs against the Red Sox two weeks ago, is troubling, the Dodgers' 10-week run of over-.800 ball earned them the luxury of such a slump.

Even after the 2-4 week, the Dodgers first losing week since June 10-16, the Dodgers hold an 11-game divisional lead with 20 games remaining and a magic number of 10 to clinch the National League West. Here is a look back at the week that was.

Dodger Batter of the Week: Hanley Ramirez continued to shine as he hit two home runs. Ramirez had six RBI during the week, including driving in five of the Dodgers' seven runs in the three games in Cincinnati.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: This one goes to Chris Withrow, who faced 10 batters during the week and retired them all, with eight strikeouts, and picked up his first major league save on Tuesday in Colorado.

Week 23 Record: 2-4
29 runs scored (4.83 per game)
29 runs allowed (4.83 per game)
.500 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record: 83-59
578 runs scored (4.07 per game)
510 runs allowed (3.59 per game)
.557 pythagorean winning percentage (79-63)

Transactions:

  • Monday: Two days after he was acquired from Philadelphia, Michael Young met the Dodgers in Colorado and was activated before the series against the Rockies.
  • Tuesday: One day after the season ended for the Isotopes, Chris Withrow was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Game Results:

Upcoming Week: The Dodgers run the Brandon Medders gauntlet, returning home to host the Diamondbacks and Giants for seven games.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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7:10pm
11
vs. Ari
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12
vs. SF
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vs. SF
7:10pm
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6:10pm
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1:10pm
Nolasco v.
(R) Delgado
Volquez v.
(R) Cahill
Ryu v.
(L) Corbin
Capuano v.
(R) Cain
Greinke v.
(L) Bumgarner
Kershaw v.
(R) Lincecum
Nolasco v.
(R) Vogelsong
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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 | Week 21 | Week 22

Week 23 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Ramirez 23 21 3 7 1 0 2 6 1 0/1 .333/.348/.667 1.014
Ethier 23 18 5 4 3 0 1 3 5 0/0 .222/.391/.556 .947
Puig 18 15 4 3 0 0 1 2 0 0/0 .200/.333/.400 .733
Uribe 17 16 1 5 1 0 0 3 1 0/0 .313/.353/.375 .728
Ellis, A 16 15 4 5 0 0 0 1 1 0/1 .333/.375/.333 .708
Crawford 25 24 2 7 2 0 0 3 1 0/0 .292/.320/.375 .695
Gonzalez 24 23 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 .261/.250/.261 .511
Ellis, M 17 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .125/.176/.125 .301

Gordon 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 1.000/1.000/1.000 2.000
Punto 10 9 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .556/.600/.556 1.156
Federowicz 7 6 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 .500/.429/.667 1.095
Young 17 17 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0/0 .353/.353/.353 .706
Schumaker 15 14 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0/0 .143/.200/.143 .343
Hairston 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .167/.167/.167 .333
Van Slyke 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Pitchers 14 11 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0/0 .182/.182/.182 .364
Totals 236 215 29 59 8 0 4 25 12 0/2 .274/.318/.367 .685
Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Capuano 1 0-0 -- 1⅔ 0 0 0 1 2 0.00 0.600 2.46
Greinke 1 0-0 -- 6 8 2 2 1 9 3.00 1.500 0.56
Nolasco 1 1-0 -- 6 5 2 2 1 5 3.00 1.000 1.89
Kershaw 2 1-0 -- 12 15 7 7 4 11 5.25 1.583 4.89
Volquez 1 0-1 -- 4 6 4 4 0 4 9.00 1.500 4.31
Starters 6
2-1 -- 29 34 15 15 7 31
4.55 1.382 3.19
Withrow 3 0-0 1 3⅓ 0 0 0 0 8 0.00 0.000 (1.74)
League 2 0-0 -- 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.00 1,500 3.06
Moylan 1 0-0 -- 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000 (2.94)
Wilson 4 0-1 -- 2⅓ 1 1 1 1 2 3.86 0.857 2.63
Howell 4 0-1 -- 4 2 2 2 2 3 4.50 1.000 5.56
Fife 1 0-0 -- 2 4 1 1 2 1 4.50 3.000 5.06
Belisario 4 0-1 -- 4⅓ 8 4 4 0 1 8.31 1.846 2.60
Jansen 1 0-0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 9.00 2.000 19.06
Rodriguez 4 0-0 -- 1⅓ 5 2 2 4 2 13.50 6.750 16.56
Marmol 1 0-0 -- 1 3 3 2 1 2 18.00 4.000 (0.94)
Relievers 6
0-3
2 21 27 14 13 11 20 5.40 1.754 4.12
Totals 6
2-4 2 51 61 29 28 18 51 4.91 1.539 3.59
*FIP is estimated

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