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1988 Dodgers Week 26 review: Clinching the NL West

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After winning the NL West, the Dodgers will face the Mets in the NLCS.

Tommy Lasorda and John Shelby celebrate the Dodgers' seventh NL West division title
Tommy Lasorda and John Shelby celebrate the Dodgers' seventh NL West division title
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The Dodgers completed their season-long quest on Monday with their win in San Diego against the Padres, clinching the National League West. It is the first playoff appearance for the Dodgers since 1985.

Dodger Batter of the Week: John Shelby hit .400 (6-for-15) with a double and hit a home run in the clinching game on Monday.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: Orel Hershiser pitched 10 scoreless innings in his final start of the season to break Don Drysdale's 20-year-old record for consecutive scoreless innings.

Week 26 Record: 3-3

16 runs scored (2.67 per game)
18 runs allowed (3.00 per game)
.446 pythagorean winning percentage

Seasonal Record: 94-67

628 runs scored (3.88 per game)
544 runs allowed (3.36 per game)
.565 pythagorean winning percentage (91-70)

Transactions:

None this week.

Game Results:

Upcoming Week: The Dodgers run the Bruce Boisclair gauntlet, facing the Mets in the National League Championship Series.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
3
Off


4
Game 1
vs. NY
5:25pm
5
Game 2
vs. NY
7:10pm
6
Off


7
Game 3
at NY
5:20pm
8
Game 4
at NY
9:20am
9
Game 5*
at NY
5:20pm
Hershiser v.
Gooden (R)
Belcher v.
Cone (R)
Tudor v.
Darling (R)
Hershiser v.
Ojeda (L)
TBD v.
Gooden (R)

*if necessary

Previous 1988 weeks in review: April 4-10 | April 11-17 | April 18-24 | April 25-May 1 | May 2-8 | May 9-15 | May 16-22 | May 23-29 | May 30-June 5 | June 6-12 | June 13-19 | June 20-26 | June 27-July 3 | July 4-10 | July 11-17 | July 18-24 | July 25-31 | Aug 1-7 | Aug 8-14 | Aug 15-21 | Aug 22-28 | Aug 29-Sept 4 | Sept 5-11 | Sept 12-18 | Sept 19-25

Week 26 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Shelby 17 15 2 6 1 0 1 1 2 0/1 .400/.471/.667 1.137
Sax 18 16 1 6 2 0 0 2 1 0/1 .375/.412/.500 .912
Hatcher 10 10 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 .400/.400/.400 .800
Gibson 8 7 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 .286/.250/.286 .536
Stubbs 18 17 2 2 1 0 1 3 1 0/0 .118/.167/.353 .520
Griffin 18 16 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0/0 .125/.222/.188 .410
Marshall 10 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0/0 .125/.200/.125 .325
Hamilton 20 19 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0/0 .105/.150/.105 .255
Scioscia 11 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .091/.091/.091 .182

Woodson 9 7 1 3 0 1 1 2 2 0/0 .429/.556/1.143 1.698
Anderson 7 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .333/.429/.333 .762
Reyes 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .167/.167/.167 .333
Sharperson 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 .100/.182/.100 .282
Heep 11 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .100/.182/.100 .282
Davis 15 14 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 .071/.067/.143 .210
Gonzalez 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1/0 .000/.125/.000 .125
Dempsey 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Devereaux 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Gwynn 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Pitchers 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .100/.100/.100 .200
Totals 227 207 16 36 6 1 3 15 12 1/3 .174/.222/.256 .478

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Hershiser 1 0-0 -- 10 4 0 0 1 3 0.00 0.500 2.29
Belcher 1 1-0 -- 5 2 0 0 0 4 0.00 0400 1.29
Valenzuela 1 0-0 -- 3 2 2 1 2 3 3.00 1.333 7.22
Leary 2 0-2 -- 8 11 8 7 5 6 7.27 1.846 4.74
Tudor 1 0-0 -- 1⅓ 4 2 2 0 1 13.50 3.000 1.39
Starters 6
1-2 -- 28 23 12 10 8 17 3.21 1.107 3.35
Pena 3 1-0 1 5 2 0 0 1 3 0.00 0.600 2.29
Holton 2 1-0 -- 4 2 0 0 1 4 0.00 0.750 1.64
Valenzuela 1 0-0 1 4 2 1 0 2 1 0.00 1.000 3.89
Martinez 2 0-0 -- 4 1 1 0 1 1 0.00 0.500 3.14
Orosco 2 0-0 -- 2 0 0 0 4 0 0.00 2.000 7.39
Howell, J 2 0-0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.000 (3.11)
Brennan 1 0-0 -- 1 2 0 0 1 0 0.00 3.000 5.89
Crews 3 0-0 -- 5⅓ 4 2 1 0 5 1.69 0.750 3.45
Howell, K 1 0-0 -- 2 0 1 1 3 3 3.38 1.125 4.02
Horton 4 0-1 -- 1 2 1 1 0 1 5.40 1.200 9.49
Relievers 6
2-1
3 31 15 6 3 13 21
0.85
0.884 3.52
Totals 6
3-3 3 59 38 18 13 21 38 1.96 0.989 3.44
*FIP is estimated