Dodgers Week 7 review: Going through the motions

Harry How

The Dodgers ended their forgettable week 4½ games behind San Francisco in the National League West.

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers continued to limp along, losing a three-game series on the road to the Nationals, then dropping a four-game series at home to the rival Giants.

Dodger Batter of the Week:  Though sidelined for a few games after crashing into the outfield wall in Miami, Yasiel Puig ended his week with two home runs to share the team lead and hit .368 (7-for-19). Puig and the four starting outfielders had the top four OPS of the team during the week, as Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier all had productive weeks.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: For the week, Clayton Kershaw struck out 18 and walked none. His home run allowed on Sunday left a bit of a sour taste, but he did pitch the game of the week for the staff on Tuesday in Washington with seven scoreless innings and nine strikeouts in his first time back after six weeks on the disabled list.

Week 7 Record: 2-5
22 runs scored (3.14 per game)
25 runs allowed (3.57 per game)
.442 pythagorean winning percentage

2014 Record: 20-19
159 runs scored (4.08 per game)
153 runs allowed (3.92 per game)
.518 pythagorean winning percentage (20-19)

Miscellany

Dodgers left fielders for the week, mostly Carl Crawford (21 of the 29 plate appearances) were 13-for-26 (.500) with two doubles and three walks.

Miguel Olivo was 0-for-11 with eight strikeouts.

Dee Gordon reached base eight times during the week, but only six times with a base open in front of him. He still stole five bases in five attempts for the week.

Pedro Baez made his major league debut on Monday, pitching the eighth inning of a rain-filled contest against the Nationals. He was greeted with a single and a home run, but responded with a pair of strikeouts in his one inning of work.

Transactions

Monday: After making a spot start last Sunday, Stephen Fife was optioned back to Triple-A Albuquerque, and the Dodgers recalled pitcher Pedro Baez from Double-A Chattanooga to give them an extra relief pitcher for one game.

Tuesday: The Dodgers activated ace Clayton Kershaw off the disabled list to start in Washington, and optioned Pedro Baez back to Chattanooga.

Game Results

Upcoming Week

The Dodgers run the Greg Colbrunn gauntlet, with three at home against the Marlins then three in Phoenix against the Diamondbacks. Pitching matchups, especially in Arizona, are estimated.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
12
vs. Mia
7:10pm
13
vs. Mia
7:10pm
14
vs. Mia
7:10pm
15
Off
 
16
at Ari
6:40pm
17
at Ari
5:10pm
18
at Ari
1:10pm
Haren v.
(R) Koehler
Beckett v.
(R) Turner
Maholm v.
(R) Fernandez
  Greinke v.
(L) Miley
Kershaw v.
(R) Collmenter
Haren v.
(R) Arroyo
SNLA SNLA SNLA   SNLA SNLA SNLA

Previous weeks: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6

Week 7 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Puig 21 19 3 7 1 0 2 4 2 0/0 .368/.429/.737 1.165
Kemp 26 25 3 10 1 0 1 2 1 0/1 .400/.423/.560 .983
Crawford 22 21 3 10 0 0 0 0 1 1/1 .476/.500/.476 .976
Ethier 20 18 1 7 2 0 0 1 1 0/0 .389/.450/.500 .950
Ramirez 30 26 4 7 2 0 2 4 3 0/0 .269/.367/.577 .944
Butera 14 11 2 3 1 0 1 5 0 0/0 .273/.286/.636 .922
Gordon 30 29 5 7 2 1 0 1 1 5/0 .241/.267/.379 .646
Uribe 14 14 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 .143/.143/.143 .286
Gonzalez 25 25 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0/0 .120/.120/.120 .240

Turner 12 11 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0/0 .182/.250/.273 .523
Figgins 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 .143/250/.143 .393
Van Slyke 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1/0 .125/.222/.125 .347
Olivo 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Pitchers 15 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .083/.154/.083 .237
Totals 257 237 22 61 10 1 6 20 13 7/3 .257/.302/.384 .686
Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Beckett 1 0-0 -- 6⅔ 5 1 1 3 4 1.35 1.200 5.20
Kershaw 2 1-0 -- 14 16 3 3 0 18 1.93 1.143 1.46
Greinke 2 1-1 -- 10 11 4 4 4 9 3.60 1.500 4.10
Haren 1 0-1 -- 6 7 3 3 2 2 4.50 1.500 2.93
Maholm 1 0-1 -- 5⅔ 3 3 3 4 2 4.76 1.235 6.81
Starters 7 2-3 -- 42⅓ 42 14 14 13 35 2.98 1.299 3.60
League 2 0-0 -- 4⅓ 5 0 0 0 2 0.00 1.154 2.18
Wilson 3 0-0 -- 3 5 0 0 3 6 0.00 2.667 2.10
Withrow 4 0-0 -- 4⅓ 1 1 1 3 5 2.08 0.923 2.87
Howell 3 0-1 -- 2 0 1 1 1 2 4.50 0.500 2.60
Wright 3 0-0 -- 2 1 1 1 3 1 4.50 2.000 8.10
Jansen 3 0-1 -- 2⅓ 3 3 3 2 4 11.57 2.143 2.24
Perez 2 0-0 -- 1⅔ 3 3 3 3 2 16.20 3.600 6.10
Baez 1 0-0 -- 1 2 2 2 0 2 18.00 2.000 12.10
Relievers 7 0-2 -- 20 20 11 11 15 24 4.79 1.694 3.73
Totals 7 2-5 -- 63 62 25 25 28 59 3.57 1.429 3.64
*FIP is estimated
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