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Dodgers Week 4 in Review

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After a rocky start to the week in San Francisco, the Dodgers returned to their undefeated paradise of Dodger Stadium to end the week strong.  They not only ended the week with the best record in baseball, but widened their NL West lead for the second week in a row, as they have a 4½ lead over the 2nd place Giants.

Dodger Batter of the WeekManny Ramirez had the only standout week on offense, hitting .421/.593/.789.  He tied a Dodger record with a three-double game in San Francisco, and had more extra base hits during the week than Russell Martin, James Loney, Casey Blake, and Rafael Furcal combined.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week:  Since I told Ken Levine and Josh Suchon that my most disappointing Dodger so far was Clayton Kershaw, after two bad road outings, I have to reward Kershaw for his excellent start this week.  He didn't get a win, but his seven scoreless innings on Friday allowed the Dodgers to hang on to eventually win a game started by Jake Peavy.  Other candidates were Chad Billingsley (two more solid outings), Jeff Weaver (four scoreless innings to bail out James McDonald), and Cory Wade (three perfect innings after returning from the DL).

Week 4 Record:  5-2
31 runs scored, 26 runs allowed
.587 pythagorean winning percentage

Overall Seasonal Record:  18-8
141 runs scored (5.42 per game)
100 runs allowed (3.85 per game)
.665 pythagorean winning percentage

Upcoming Week:  The Dodgers end their season-high 11-game home stand with Arizona for two, Washington for two, and San Francisco for three games.

Week 4 Stats

Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Manny 19 5 8 4 0 1 2 8 .421/.593/.789 1.382
Hudson 30 3 9 3 0 1 7 1 .300/.323/.500 .823
Ethier 24 4 7 2 0 0 4 2 .292/.370/.375 .745
Kemp 21 2 4 1 1 0 2 4 .190/.320/.333 .653
Furcal 25 4 6 1 0 0 1 4 .240/.345/.280 .625
Loney 20 1 4 1 0 0 3 5 .200/.360/.250 .610
Blake 24 2 5 0 0 1 3 1 .208/.240/.333 .573
Martin 22 0 4 0 0 0 1 2 .182/.250/.182 .432
Ausmus 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 .500/.600/.500 1.100
Pierre 13 4 6 1 0 0 2 0 .462/.462/.538 1.000
Castro 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500/.500/.500 1.000
DeWitt 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500/.500/.500 1.000
Loretta 10 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 .200/.333/.300 .633
Pitchers 16 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 .125/.125/.188 .313
Totals 234 31 62 15 1 3 28 29 .265/.351/.376 .727

 

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP
Billingsley 2 1-0 -- 14.1 12 5 4 7 16 2.51 1.33
Wolf 2 0-0 -- 11.1 8 4 4 4 8 3.18 1.06
Kershaw 1 0-0 -- 7.0 4 0 0 2 3 0.00 0.86
Stults 1 0-1 -- 2.2 7 5 5 2 1 16.88 3.38
McDonald 1 0-0 -- 1.2 2 3 3 4 0 16.20 3.60
Broxton 3 2-0 1 2.2 0 0 0 3 6 0.00 1.13
Troncoso 3 0-0 -- 5.0 1 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.20
Wade 2 0-0 -- 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.00
Weaver 1 0-0 -- 4.0 4 0 0 1 4 0.00 1.25
Belisario 3 1-1 -- 3.1 3 2 2 2 4 5.40 1.50
Kuo 1 0-0 -- 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.00
Ohman 4 0-0 1 2.0 3 3 3 2 2 13.50 2.50
Mota 2 1-0 -- 1.2 4 2 2 2 1 10.80 3.60
Elbert 1 0-0 -- 2.1 4 2 2 1 4 7.71 2.14
Totals 7 5-2 2 62.0 52 26 25 30 53 3.63 1.323