Dodgers Week 6 review: Yasiel Puig on fire

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers right fielder was hurt on the final play of the week, but before that was red hot at the plate.

A look back at the week that saw the Dodgers offense show some life, and not just with a designated hitter in Minnesota. The Dodgers weathered the storm in Minnesota and swept the Twins, then dropped two of three in Miami against the Marlins. The net result was a 4-2 week.

Dodger Batter of the Week: Yasiel Puig at one point during the week reached base in nine straight plate appearances and was 8-for-8. He just kept hitting, all the way to Sunday afternoon, when he nearly made a game-saving catch before crashing into the wall on the final play against the Marlins.

Honorable mention goes to Dee Gordon, who had a rare five-hit, three-steal game on Saturday and at one point had an 8-for-10 streak of his own; and to Juan Uribe, who quietly hit .400 with five walks and six runs batted in.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: The Dodgers used six different starters in six games this week, and seven different starting pitchers dating back to last Sunday. The most effective was Zack Greinke, who allowed an unearned run in six innings in a win in Minnesota. Had Jamey Wright recorded one more out on Sunday he might have taken this award but had an otherwise solid week.

Week 6 Record: 4-2
35 runs scored (5.83 per game)
29 runs allowed (4.83 per game)
.585 pythagorean winning percentage

2014 Record: 18-14
137 runs scored (4.28 per game)
128 runs allowed (4.00 per game)
.531 pythagorean winning percentage (17-15)

Miscellany

Quote of the week: Carl Crawford was out of the lineup on Saturday in the midst of a long slump, but hit a two-run home run in the 11th inning to win the game.

Extra, extra: The Dodgers played two more extra-inning games this week, giving them eight on the year in just 32 games. For the week, the team hit two home runs in 247 plate appearances in the first nine innings of games, and three home runs (Crawford, Scott Van Slyke, Drew Butera) in 23 PA in extra innings.

Transactions

Tuesday: After just one game with a regular, five-man bench, the Dodgers optioned infielder Carlos Triunfel to Triple-A Albuquerque, and went back to 13 pitchers by recalling Paco Rodriguez from the Isotopes.

Wednesday: Wanting to add more offense from behind the plate, the Dodgers optioned catcher Tim Federowicz to Triple-A Albuquerque and called up Miguel Olivo from the Isotopes. To make room for Olivo on the 40-man roster, pitcher Chad Billingsley was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Thursday: With the doubleheader in Minnesota, the Dodgers were able to add a 26th man. Red Patterson was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to make his major league debut in starting the second game. To make room for Patterson on the 40-man roster, outfielder Nick Buss was designated for assignment.

Friday: Hyun-Jin Ryu was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 28, with left shoulder inflammation, and Jose Dominguez was recalled from the Isotopes.

Friday: In a bit of roster manipulation, the Dodgers actually designated Paco Rodriguez, and not Red Patterson, as the 26th man for the doubleheader. Both were sent back to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday, but while Patterson was optioned Rodriguez was "returned," allowing the team to be able to bring him back inside of 10 days if they so choose. Chone Figgins was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque, bringing the Dodgers back to 12 pitchers on the active roster.

Sunday: To replace the injured Ryu, Stephen Fife was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque for a spot start on Sunday in Miami. Jose Dominguez was optioned back to Triple-A.

Sunday: Outfielder Nick Buss was claimed off waivers by the Athletics.

Game Results

Upcoming Week

The Dodgers run the Chris Speier gauntlet, finishing up the road trip in Washington then coming home for a four-game series against the Giants.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
5
at Was
4:05pm
6
at Was
4:05pm
7
at Was
10:05am
8
vs. SF
7:10pm
9
vs. SF
7:10pm
10
vs. SF
1:10pm
11
vs. SF
1:10pm
Greinke v.
(R) Zimmermann
Kershaw v.
TBD
Haren v.
(R) Strasburg
Beckett v.
(R) Vogelsong
Maholm v.
(L) Bumgarner
Greinke v.
(R) Cain
Kershaw v.
(R) Hudson
SNLA SNLA SNLA/MLB-N SNLA/MLB-N SNLA SNLA/FS1 SNLA

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

Week 6 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Puig 32 27 4 12 1 0 1 7 5 3/1 .444/.531/.593 1.124
Olivo 14 12 4 5 0 1 0 2 1 0/0 .417/.429/.583 1.012
Uribe 25 20 4 8 1 0 0 6 5 0/0 .400/.520/.450 .970
Ethier 19 17 3 6 3 0 0 2 2 0/0 .353/.421/.549 .950
Gordon 33 31 6 11 1 0 0 4 2 6/2 .355/.394/.387 .781
Gonzalez 30 24 4 5 1 0 1 2 5 0/0 .208/.367/.375 .742
Kemp 26 23 3 6 2 0 0 1 3 0/1 .261/.346/.348 .694
Crawford 17 17 1 3 0 0 1 5 0 0/0 .176/.176/.353 .529
Ramirez 31 29 0 5 1 0 0 3 2 0/0 .172/.226/.207 .433

Van Slyke 6 5 2 2 0 1 1 1 3 1/0 .400/.625/1.400 2.025
Butera 14 12 2 3 0 0 1 1 2 0/0 .250/.357/.500 .857
Turner 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0/0 .167/.375/.167 .542
Figgins 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0/0 .000/.400/.000 .400

Pitchers 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Totals 270 232 35 67 10 2 5 34 34 10/4 .289/.381/.414 .794
Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Greinke 1 1-0 -- 6 7 1 0 1 6 0.00 1.333 1.58
Patterson 1 0-0 -- 4⅔ 2 1 1 3 1 1.93 1.071 4.58
Haren 1 1-0 -- 6⅔ 6 4 3 3 7 4.05 1.350 2.33
Maholm 1 0-0 -- 6 9 3 3 2 3 4.50 1.833 7.41
Beckett 1 0-1 -- 6⅔ 8 4 4 1 8 5.40 1.350 3.08
Fife 1 0-0 -- 6 7 4 4 1 5 6.00 1.333 8.91
Starters 6
2-1 -- 36 39 17 15 11 30
3.75 1.389 4.58
League 2 1-0 -- 3⅔ 2 1 0 1 2 0.00 0.818 1.99
Howell 4 0-0 -- 2⅔ 2 0 0 2 3 0.00 1.500 3.08
Withrow 2 0-0 -- 1⅓ 1 0 0 2 1 0.00 2.250 6.08
Wright 2 1-1 -- 4⅔ 3 1 1 1 3 1.93 0.857 2.44
Perez 2 0-0 1/2 2⅔ 2 1 1 2 3 3.38 1.500 3.08
Jansen 2 0-0 2/2 1⅓ 2 1 1 2 0 6.75 3.000 7.58
Wilson 3 0-0 -- 2⅔ 1 3 3 1 4 10.13 0.750 7.21
Dominguez 1 0-0 -- 1⅓ 3 2 2 1 1 13.50 3.000 6.08
Rodriguez 2 0-0 -- 1⅓ 4 3 3 1 3 20.25 3.750 0.83
Relievers 6
2-1
3/4 21 20 12 11 13 20 4.57 1.523 3.77
Totals 6
4-2 3/4 57 59 29 29 24 50 4.06 1.439 4.28
*FIP is estimated
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