Dodgers Week 3 review: Offense comes alive

Christian Petersen

The team has scored six runs in four consecutive games, matching their high from 2013 set twice in July. The last time the Dodgers had a longer such streak was a six-game run from May 17-22, 2012.

Even with two off days the Dodgers managed to have an eventful week, splitting a pair of 10-inning games in a potential World Series preview at home against the Tigers, then sweeping the Diamondbacks over the weekend in Arizona.

The resulting four wins in five games gave the Dodgers a 7-1 road record, their best start away from home since 1983.

Dodger Batter of the Week: The cleanup man cleaned up in every game of the week for the Dodgers, as Adrian Gonzalez hit four of the team's seven home runs for the week and drove in 11 runs. In addition to ending the week on a nine-game hitting streak, Gonzalez is one game away from trying franchise records for consecutive games with an extra-base hit (he has eight) and consecutive games with a home run (four).

Honorable mention goes to Dee Gordon, who was 8-for-17 (.471) with six steals and a home run off Max Scherzer; and to Juan Uribe, who was 9-for-21 (.429) with three doubles and a home run in his five games.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: With a full six days rest after his home opener loss, Hyun-jin Ryu was magnificent on Friday in Arizona, striking out eight in his seven scoreless innings while allowing just two hits and a walk. Ryu on the road this season has allowed no runs in 19 innings.

Honorable mention goes to Zack Greinke, who allowed one run while pitching into the sixth on Saturday and has 17 strikeouts since his last walk.

Week 3 Record: 4-1
31 runs scored (6.20 per game)
20 runs allowed (4.00 per game)
.690 pythagorean winning percentage

2014 Record: 9-4
62 runs scored (4.77 per game)
49 runs allowed (3.77 per game)
.606 pythagorean winning percentage (8-5)

Miscellany

Jansen's ups and downs: Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen ran the gamut in his four appearances during the week. He struck out Miguel Cabrera in a dramatic showdown on Tuesday, but unfortunately that was only the second out of the ninth inning. Victor Martinez drove in the tying run with a single (the Dodgers won in 10 innings), then delivered the game-winning home run off Jansen the next night in the 10th inning.

Neither Jansen nor manager Don Mattingly were worried, and with good reason as the closer rebounded by striking out three of the four batters he faced in his two weekend saves in Phoenix.

Power up: The Dodgers in just five games this week hit 15 doubles and seven home runs, and lead the major leagues with 47 extra-base hits (32 doubles, 15 home runs) in 13 games on the season. In 2013, the Dodgers hit their 47th extra-base hit in their 22nd game of the season (33 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs through 22 games).

Leading the charge are Adrian Gonzalez (five home runs, five doubles), Juan Uribe (seven doubles, one home run), and Hanley Ramirez (six doubles, two home runs), each of whom have played every inning of every game so far this year. In 2013, Gonzalez got his 10th extra-base hit (seven doubles, three homers) in his 27th game, while Uribe picked up his eighth extra-base hit (six doubles, three home runs) in his 46th game. Ramirez last year had his eighth extra-base hit (five doubles, three home runs) in his 18th game.

The Dodgers hit their 15th home run as a team in their 23rd game in 2013.

Transactions

Tuesday: Starting catcher A.J. Ellis had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Ellis was placed on the 15-day disabled list, and Tim Federowicz was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Wednesday: Josh Beckett was activated from the disabled list to start against the Tigers, and reliever Jose Dominguez was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Saturday: 17 days after straining his oblique in a workout at Dodger Stadium, infielder Alex Guerrero was added to the Triple-A Isotopes roster.

Game Results

Upcoming Week

The Dodgers run the Royce Clayton gauntlet, finishing up their road trip with three games in San Francisco followed by another weekend series against the Diamondbacks, this time in Los Angeles to open a 10-game homestand at Dodger Stadium.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
14
Off

15
at SF
7:15pm
16
at SF
7:15pm
17
at SF
12:45pm
18
Ari
7:10pm
19
Ari
5:10pm
20
Ari
1:10pm
Beckett v.
(R) Lincecum
Maholm v.
(R) Vogelsong
Ryu v.
(L) Bumgarner
Greinke v.
(L) Miley
Haren v.
(R) Cahill
Beckett v.
(R) Collmenter
SNLA SNLA SNLA SNLA SNLA/FS1 SNLA

Previous weeks: Week 1 | Week 2

Week 3 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Gonzalez
23
22
6
9
2
0
4
11
1
0/0
.409/.435/1.045
1.480
Gordon
19
17
2
8
0
0
1
2
2
6/1
.471/.526/.647
1.173
Uribe
21
21
3
9
3
0
1
3
0
0/0 .429/.429/.714
1.143
Crawford
14
14
1
6
3
0
0
1
0
2/1
.429/.429/.643
1.071
Ramirez
23
19
6
6
3
0
0
3
4
1/0
.316/.435/.474
.908
Puig
16
14
4
3
1
0
0
1
2
1/0
.214/.313/.286
.598
Kemp
19
15
3
1
0
0
1
1
4
0/0 .067/.263/.267
.530
Ethier
18
16
1
2
0
0
0
3
2
0/0 .125/.222/.125
.347
Federowicz
15
15
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0/0 .067/.067/.133
.200

Figgins
3
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0/0 .500/.667/.500
1.167
Butera
5
4
2
2
0
0
0
0
1
0/0 .500/.600/.500
1.100
Van Slyke
6
5
1
1
1
0
0
1
1
0/0 .200/.333/.400
.733
Turner
7
6
1
1
1
0
0
1
0
0/0 .167/.143/.333
.476

Pitchers 14 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Totals 203 182 31 50 15 0 7 28 18 10/2 .275/.338/.473 .811
Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Ryu 1 1-0 -- 7 2 0 0 1 8 0.00 0.429 1.34
Greinke 1 1-0 -- 5⅓ 8 1 1 0 8 1.69 1.500 2.64
Haren 2 1-0 -- 11⅔ 12 4 4 2 9 3.09 1.200 4.40
Beckett 1 0-0 -- 4 5 5 4 1 5 9.00 1.500 5.45
Starters 5
3-0 -- 28 27 10 9 4 30
2.89 1.107 3.45
Withrow 2 0-0 -- 2 0 0 0 1 4 0.00 0.500 0.70
Howell 3 1-0 -- 1⅔ 0 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.000 1.40
Perez 2 0-0 -- 1⅔ 0 0 0 1 1 0.00 0.600 3.80
Wright 3 0-0 -- 4 4 3 2 3 7 4.50 1.750 4.45
Rodriguez 3 0-0 -- 2 3 1 1 0 1 4.50 1.500 2.20
Maholm 2 0-0 -- 2 2 1 1 0 0 4.50 1.000 4.70
Jansen 4 0-1 2/3 3 5 2 2 0 5 6.00 1.667 4.20
League 2 0-0 -- 2⅔ 4 3 3 2 1 10.13 2.250 5.83
Relievers 5
1-1
2/3 19 18 10 9 7 22 4.26 1.316 3.67
Totals 5
4-1 2/3 47 45 20 18 11 52 3.45 1.191 3.54
*FIP is estimated
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