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Dodgers Week 25 In Review: A Bad Break

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The penultimate week of the season for the Dodgers had a tinge of sadness to it, as John Lindsey had his season end eight days early when he broke his left hand. This was the week the Dodgers were officially eliminated, and they will need a perfect final week to avoid a losing season.

The Dodgers had three different pitchers this week throw at least seven innings in a start without issuing an unintentional walk.

The Dodgers have lost eight straight three-game series, and are 8-19 in their last 27 games. After starting the season 25-8 against the NL West this year, the Dodgers are 10-23 within the division since.

Dodger Batter of the WeekRod Barajas started twice, and made the most of it, with a double and a home run, driving in three runs while hitting .333/.429/1.000. Andre Ethier was the best regular at .263/.333/.421, but that doesn't seem award worthy to me.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: Clayton Kershaw and Hiroki Kuroda each allowed one run in eight innings this week, but this award goes to Kershaw. Both starters had no unintentional walks, but Kershaw had nine strikeouts to Kuroda's four, and Kershaw took a shutout into the ninth inning.

Honorable mentions go to Chad Billingsley, who rebounded from a bad start against San Diego to fan 13 Diamondbacks for a 1.28 FIP on the week, and Hong-Chih Kuo, who faced three batters and struck them all out.

Week 25 Record:  2-4
13 runs scored (2.17 per game)
21 runs allowed (3.50 per game)
.294 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record:  75-81
637 runs scored (4.08 per game)
668 runs allowed (4.28 per game)
.478 pythagorean winning percentage (75-81)

Transactions

Sunday: The Dodgers traded minor leaguer Preston "son of Don" Mattingly to the Indians for minor league outfielder Ramon Peña. Did this premature tweet by Preston hasten his departure? Perhaps that is too far-fetched a scenario. Or is it?

Game Results:

Upcoming Week:  The Dodgers end their season with a trip to Colorado, hopefully to eliminate the Rockies, followed by a home series with Arizona.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
27
at Col
5:40pm
28
at Col
5:40pm
29
at Col
12:10pm
30
Off
1
vs Ari
7:10pm
2
vs Ari
7:10pm
3
vs Ari
1:10pm

 

Previous Weeks in Review: Wk 1 | Wk 2 | Wk 3 | Wk 4 | Wk 5 | Wk 6 | Wk 7 | Wk 8 | Wk 9 | Wk 10 | Wk 11 | Wk 12 | Wk 13 | Wk 14 | Wk15 | Wk 16 | Wk 17 | Wk 18 | Wk 19 | Wk 20 | Wk 21 | Wk 22 | Wk 23 | Wk 24

Week 25 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Ethier 21 19 2 5 1 1 0 3 2 0/0 .263/.333/.421 .754
Ellis 13 11 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 0/0 .273/.385/.273 .657
Furcal 17 15 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 1/0 .267/.353/.267 .620
Loney 22 19 0 4 1 0 0 3 3 0/0 .211/.318/.263 .581
Kemp 19 18 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0/0 .167/.211/.222 .433
Theriot 18 16 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .188/.235/.188 .423
Gibbons 10 9 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 .111/.100/.222 .322
Blake 15 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0/0 .077/.200/.077 .277

Barajas 7 6 1 2 1 0 1 3 1 0/0 .333/.429/1.000 1.429
Oeltjen 7 7 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 0/0 .429/.429/.857 1.286
Carroll 8 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .286/.375/.286 .661
Johnson 13 12 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0/0 .167/.237/.417 .647
Mitchell 13 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .231/.231/.231 .462
Lindsey 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.250/.000 .250
Hu 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.143/.000 .143
Ausmus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 -----/-----/----- -----

Pitchers 14 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .077/.077/.077 .154
Totals 208 187 13 37 6 2 2 13 16 1/0 .198/.267/.283 .550

 

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Kershaw 1 1-0 -- 8.0 4 1 1 0 9 1.13 0.500 0.95
Kuroda 1 1-0 -- 8.0 5 1 1 1 4 1.13 0.750 2.20
Lilly 1 0-1 -- 7.0 8 3 3 1 8 3.86 1.286 2.77
Billingsley 2 0-1 -- 12.0 10 6 6 4 19 4.50 1.167 1.28
Ely 1 0-1 -- 5.1 7 4 4 6 7 6.75 2.438 5.83
Starters 6
2-3 -- 40.1 34
15 15 12 47 3.35 1.140 2.26
Jansen 2 0-0 1 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0.00 0.500 4.20
Monasterios 1 0-0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.500 0.20
Kuo 1 0-0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.000 (2.80)
Link 1 0-0 -- 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0.00 3.000 3.20
Belisario 1 0-0 -- 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000 3.20
Troncoso 2 0-0 -- 3.2 2 2 2 1 2 4.91 0.818 2.11
Broxton 2 0-1 -- 1.2 3 1 1 1 2 5.40 2.400 10.40
Sherrill 1 0-0 -- 0.0 2 3 3 1 0 inf inf inf
Relievers 6
0-1 2 11.2 10 6 6 5 12
3.63 1.173 2.74
Totals 6
2-4 2 52.0 44 21 21 17 59 3.27 1.136 2.50
*FIP is estimated