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Dodgers Week 9 review: The storm before the calm

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The Dodgers played their first seven-game week of the season, and managed to slip even further below .500 with another losing week.

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It was a mostly terrible time for the Dodgers, who began the week with two wins but still had an under-.500 week. They lost two starting position players to the disabled list in Matt Kemp and A.J. Ellis, with Carl Crawford threatening to join them.

To top that, starting pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu was unable to make his start on Sunday, with Monday's starter Chris Capuano in jeopardy of the same fate on Monday.

But mostly we'll look back on this week as the last time the Dodgers were without Yasiel Puig.

Giddy up.

Dodger Batter of the Week: Adrian Gonzalez continued to stand out, hitting .360 with a home run and two doubles. He narrowly beat Skip Schumaker, who hit .412 and extended his hitting streak to 10 games.

Honorable mention goes to Juan Uribe and Ramon Hernandez, who were quite effective in reserve.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: Though a left foot contusion prevented him from making a second start in the week, Hyun-jin Ryu's one start was good enough. Ryu pitched a shutout that with only two baserunners made it quite memorable.

Honorable mention goes to J.P. Howell, who struck out five in his four scoreless innings. He retired 12 of his 13 batters faced, with the only man to reach doing so via error.

Week 9 Record: 3-4
31 runs scored (4.43 per game)
33 runs allowed (4.71 per game)
.471 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record: 23-32
195 runs scored (3.55 per game)
236 runs allowed (4.29 per game)
.414 pythagorean winning percentage (23-32)

Transactions:

  • Monday: Utility man Jerry Hairston was activated from the disabled list, and shortstop Dee Gordon was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Thursday: Center fielder Matt Kemp was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, and catcher Tim Federowicz was recalled from Triple-A.
  • Thursday: After making one minor league rehab start, Stephen Fife was reinstated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A.
  • Friday: Relief pitcher Peter Moylan had his contract purchased from Triple-A Albuquerque one day before he could have opted out of his minor league deal to become a free agent. Relief pitcher Javy Guerra was optioned to Triple-A, and to make room on the 40-man roster for Moylan, reliever Scott Elbert was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.
  • Sunday: Catcher A.J. Ellis was placed on the disabled list with a left oblique strain, making room on the roster for spot starter Matt Magill, who was recalled from Triple-A.
  • Sunday: After the game in Colorado, Magill was optioned back to Albuquerque, and it was announced the Dodgers would recall Yasiel Puig on Monday.

Game Results:

Upcoming Week: The Dodgers run the Cito Gaston gauntlet this week, starting a 10-game homestand with series against the Padres and Braves at Dodger Stadium.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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vs SD
7:10pm
4
vs SD
7:10pm
5
vs SD
7:10pm
6
vs Atl
7:10pm
7
vs Atl
7:10pm
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vs Atl
7:10pm
9
vs Atl
1:10pm
Capuano v.
(L) Stults
Lilly v.
(R) Cashner
Kershaw v.
(R) Marquis
Greinke v.
(R) Hudson
Ryu v.
(L) Maholm
Capuano v.
(R) Medlen
Lilly v.
(L) Minor
Prime KCAL Prime Prime Prime Prime Prime

Previous weeks in review: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8

Week 9 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Gonzalez 30 25 5 9 2 0 1 5 3 0/0 .360/.400/.560 .960
Schumaker 17 17 2 7 1 0 0 4 0 0/0 .412/.412/.471 .882
Van Slyke 24 23 3 5 3 0 1 3 1 0/0 .217/.250/.478 .728
Crawford 14 14 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0/0 .214/.214/.500 .714
Cruz 19 16 5 3 0 0 1 3 2 0/0 .188/.316/.375 .691
Ellis, A 8 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0/0 .333/.286/.333 .619
Ellis, M 24 20 2 4 1 0 0 3 3 1/0 .200/.333/.250 .583
Ethier 27 25 2 4 2 0 0 0 2 0/0 .160/.222/.240 .462
Kemp 11 10 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 .100/.182/.200 .382
Punto 19 18 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .111/.158/.111 .269

Hernandez 12 10 1 4 1 0 1 2 1 0/0 .400/.417/.800 1.217
Uribe 16 15 3 7 2 0 0 2 1 1/0 .467/.500/.600 1.100
Hairston 13 13 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0/0 .308/.308/.385 .692
Federowicz 14 14 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 0/0 .143/.143/.429 .571

Pitchers 13 12 1 5 2 0 0 2 0 0/0 .417/.417/.583 1.000
Totals 261 238 31 62 19 1 5 31 14 2/0 .261/.305/.412 .717

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Ryu 1 1-0 -- 9 2 0 0 0 7 0.00 0.222 1.57
Kershaw 1 0-0 -- 7 8 3 3 2 5 3.86 1.429 2.56
Lilly 1 0-1 -- 5⅔ 5 3 3 3 3 4.76 1.412 3.66
Capuano 1 0-1 -- 5⅔ 6 3 3 4 2 4.76 1.765 6.84
Greinke 2 0-0 -- 9⅓ 19 10 8 4 5 7.71 2.464 4.74
Magill 1 0-1 -- 6 5 7 6 9 5 9.00 2.333 14.13
Starters 7
1-3 -- 42⅔ 45 26 23 22 27
4.85 1.570 5.17
Howell 2 0-0 -- 4 0 0 0 0 5 0.00 0.000 0.63
Jansen 3 0-0 -- 3 2 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.667 3.80
Rodriguez 1 0-0 -- 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000 1.13
Moylan 1 0-0 -- 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.000 3.13
Guerrier 3 0-1 -- 2⅓ 3 1 1 0 2 3.86 1.286 1.42
Belisario 4 1-0 1 3⅔ 5 2 2 0 2 4.91 1.364 5.58
League 2 1-0 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 9.00 1.500 8.63
Guerra 2 0-0 -- 2 4 2 2 1 2 9.00 2.500 2.63
Relievers 7
2-1
2 19 18 7 7 1 15 3.32 1.000 3.39
Totals 7
3-4 2 61 63 33 30 23 42 4.38 1.395 4.62
*FIP is estimated