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Dodgers Week 21: Cracks in the foundation

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Harry How

In a week that saw Carlos Frias and Kenley Jansen bat, Jamey Wright used as an eighth-inning setup man while J.P. Howell was not used against a left-hander, the Dodgers saw their only wins in games started by Kevin Correia, Roberto Hernandez and Dan Haren.

The Dodgers showed cracks in the foundation, getting swept at home by the Brewers and one week after losing Hanley Ramirez also saw Hyun-jin Ryu and Juan Uribe hit the disabled list, likely each for stints longer than 15 days.

Dodger Batter of the Week: It has been a long, trying season for Carl Crawford but he had a good week finding holes in the defense, hitting .440 (11-for-25) with a double and four stolen bases. Honorable mention goes to Dee Gordon, who stole five bases and scored seven runs.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: In his first start as a Dodger, Kevin Correia allowed just one run in six innings, with one walk and five strikeouts on Monday to beat the Braves. Correia was set to join the bullpen after his spot start but with the injury to Ryu is back in the rotation, including Tuesday against the Padres.

Week 21 Record: 3-4
25 runs scored (3.57 per game)
27 runs allowed (3.86 per game)
.465 pythagorean winning percentage

2014 Record: 70-56
513 runs scored (4.07 per game)
463 runs allowed (3.67 per game)
.547 pythagorean winning percentage (69-57)

Transactions

Monday: Starting pitcher Kevin Correia was activated to make his first start as a Dodger, and reliever Pedro Baez was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Wednesday: Left-handed pitcher Colt Hynes, who was designated for assignment last week, was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays.

Wednesday: Utility man Chone Figgins was released.

Friday: With pitchers dropping like flies, the Dodgers added to their minor league depth by acquiring Justin Germano from the Rangers for future considerations. Germano is not on the 40-man roster, and was assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Friday: Starting pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu was placed on the disabled list with a strain of the gluteus muscle, and reliever Pedro Baez was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Saturday: Third baseman Juan Uribe was placed on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, and infielder Carlos Triunfel was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Saturday: Low Class-A Great Lakes second baseman Jesmuel Valentin was sent to the Phillies as one of two players to be named later in the Roberto Hernandez trade.

Game Results

Upcoming Week

The Dodgers run the Kevin McReynolds gauntlet, finishing up the homestand with a pair of series against the Padres and Mets.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
18
Off

19
vs SD
7:10pm
20
vs SD
7:10pm
21
vs SD
7:10pm
22
vs NYM
7:10pm
23
vs NYM
6:10pm
24
vs NYM
1:10pm
Correia v.
(R) Kennedy
Hernandez v.
(L) Stults
Greinke v.
(R) Ross
Kershaw v.
(L) Niese
Haren v.
(R) Montero
Correia v.
(R) Colon
SNLA SNLA/ESPN/MLBN SNLA SNLA SNLA SNLA

Previous weeks: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11 | Week 12 | Week 13 | Week 14 | Week 15 | Week 16 | Week 17 | Week 18 | Week 19 | Week 20

Week 21 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Crawford 26 25 4 11 1 0 0 3 1 4/0 .440/.462/.480 .942
Puig 33 30 3 10 1 0 0 4 2 0/0 .333/.394/.367 .761
Gonzalez 27 26 0 9 1 0 0 4 1 0/0 .346/.370/.385 .755
Gordon 28 27 7 8 0 0 0 0 1 5/1 .296/.321/.296 .618
Kemp 30 26 3 4 2 0 1 3 3 1/0 .154/.233/.346 .579
Uribe 15 15 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .267/.267/.267 .533
Ellis 19 17 0 3 1 0 0 1 2 0/0 .176/.263/.235 .498
Rojas 19 16 1 2 0 0 0 1 3 0/0 .125/.263/.125 .388

Van Slyke 5 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 .400/.400/.600 1.000
Barney 11 9 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 0/0 .333/.455/.444 .899
Butera 8 8 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0/0 .250/.250/.625 .875
Ethier 9 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0/0 .143/.333/.286 .619
Turner 18 15 1 3 0 0 0 2 2 1/0 .200/.333/.200 .533
Triunfel 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Pitchers 17 16 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .313/.313/.313 .625
Totals 266 243 25 67 9
0 2 23 18 11/1 .276/.332/.337 .670
Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Greinke 1 0-0 -- 5 2 0 0 5 6 0.00 1.400 3.76
Correia 1 1-0 -- 6 4 1 1 1 5 1.50 0.833 1.99
Hernandez 1 1-0 -- 6 3 1 1 4 5 1.50 1.167 3.49
Kershaw 1 0-1 -- 9 5 3 3 0 11 3.00 0.556 3.60
Ryu 1 0-1 -- 5⅔ 6 3 3 2 7 4.76 1.412 2.28
Haren 2 1-1 -- 9 11 8 5 4 10 5.00 1.667 4.83
Starters 7 3-3 -- 40 31 16 13 16 44 2.88 1.156 3.46
Baez 2 0-0 -- 3 1 0 0 1 1 0.00 0,667 3.49
Jansen 2 0-0 2 2⅓ 3 0 0 0 6 0.00 1.286 (1.98)
League 3 0-0 -- 2 3 0 0 1 2 0.00 2.000 2.66
Howell 2 0-0 -- 1⅔ 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000 1.96
Frias 3 0-0 -- 6 5 3 3 1 5 4.50 1.000 3.66
Wilson 3 0-0 -- 2⅔ 3 3 3 0 4 10.13 1.125 0.16
Wright 3 0-1 -- 3⅔ 6 5 5 1 6 12.27 1.909 (0.11)
Relievers 7 0-1 2 21 21 11 11 4 25 4.64 1.172 1.71
Totals 7 3-4 2 62 52 27 24 20 69 3.48 1.161 2.85
*FIP is estimated