The Dodgers continued their penchant for one-run games, delivering five one-run contests in their six games against the Angels and White Sox. The one game that wasn't a one-run game was a 5-2 win by the Dodgers on Tuesday, a game that was a one-run game heading into the bottom of the eighth.
The Dodgers had an up and down week, alternating losses and wins from Monday to Sunday, and ended up 3-3 in their first full week of interleague play. Considering the Dodgers' poor recent history against the American League, treading water might not have been so bad.
The Dodgers started the week with a five-game lead over San Francisco in the National League West, and they ended the week with a five-game lead.
Dodger Batter of the Week: The great story of Elian Herrera continued, as the utility man had two doubles and three RBI in Friday's win, then he tied his career high with three hits on Sunday.
Honorable mention goes to A.J. Ellis, who walked eight times and put up a .550 on-base percentage; and to Dee Gordon, who hat a .393 OBP and five stolen bases.
Dodger Pitcher of the Week: The Sunday start clinched it for Chris Capuano, who struck out a season-high 12 in eight innings against Chicago. Capuano had two starts during the week, which puts him slightly above Aaron Harang, who allowed just two unearned runs on Tuesday against the Angels.
The bullpen allowed just six hits and 13 baserunners in 17 innings on the week.
Week 11 Record: 3-3
21 runs scored (3.50 per game)
19 runs allowed (3.17 per game)
.546 pythagorean winning percentage
Season Record: 42-25
289 runs scored (4.31 per game)
236 runs allowed (3.52 per game)
.592 pythagorean winning percentage (40-27)
- Tuesday: Andre Ethier signed a five-year, $85 million contract extension with an option for a sixth year that could bring the total value to $100 million.
- Monday: Angels 3, Dodgers 2
- Tuesday: Dodgers 5, Angels 2
- Wednesday: Angels 2, Dodgers 1
- Friday: Dodgers 7, White Sox 6
- Saturday: White Sox 5, Dodgers 4
- Sunday: Dodgers 2, White Sox 1 (10)
Upcoming Week: The Dodgers are off Monday, then run the Joe Rudi Gauntlet this week, hitting the road for trips to Oakland and Anaheim. Jered Weaver might return next weekend, which would alter the Angels' rotation. Without Weaver, the Halos would likely throw Ervin Santana, Garrett Richards, and Jerome Williams next weekend.
Week 11 Stats
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