It was a rough week for the Dodgers, who put their bats on ice in scoring only seven runs. The club tied a Los Angeles franchise record with a 35-inning scoreless streak, including no runs in a three-game sweep to the rival Giants up north. The pitching staff was mostly up to the task until a disaster start by Carlos Frias on Sunday, leading to four losses in six games during the week.
But years from now, looking back, I wonder if this week might be remembered for something else.
Back in 2012, the last time the Dodgers went through a franchise-worst offensive drought, with 17 runs in their final 13 games of June, including five shutouts in a six-game stretch, and the other scoreless San Francisco sweep, the Dodgers made official their contract with Cuban defector Yasiel Puig.
This week, in the midst of the 35-inning scoreless streak, including no runs in three games at AT&T Park, the Dodgers finalized their contract with a pair of Cubans - infielder Hector Olivera to a $62.5 million major league deal, and pitcher Pablo Fernandez to a minor league deal, including an $8 million bonus.
Or maybe we'll remember this as the week Zack Greinke chose 'Careless Whisper' as his at-bat music.
Dodger Batter of the Week: The runs were hard to come by last week, so the two home runs by Joc Pederson stand out. Pederson's eighth-inning home run provided the winning margin on Friday, and his first-inning home run on Saturday provided the only run needed by...
Dodger Pitcher of the Week: Mike Bolsinger allowed a leadoff single in the first inning on Saturday, but erased him on a double play and retired his final 23 batters faced in his eight-inning masterpiece.
Week 7 Record: 2-4
7 runs scored (1.17 per game)
22 runs allowed (3.67 per game)
.110 pythagorean winning percentage
Season Record: 26-17
193 runs scored (4.49 per game)
150 runs allowed (3.49 per game)
.613 pythagorean winning percentage (26-17)
Welcome aboard: Austin Barnes made his major league debut on Sunday behind the plate, becoming the 70th Los Angeles Dodger to start at catcher. Barnes was 1-for-3, collecting his first major league hit, a single to center in the eighth inning against Dale Thayer.
Tuesday: Signed Olivera to a six-year, $62.5 million contract; designated Eury De La Rosa for assignment.
Tuesday: Signed Fernandez to a minor league deal, with an $8 million bonus.
Thursday: Suspended shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena for the remainder of the 2015 season.
Saturday: Placed catcher Yasmani Grandal on the seven-day concussion disabled list; recalled Barnes from Triple-A.
Saturday: De La Rosa was claimed off waivers by the Padres.
- Tuesday: Giants 2, Dodgers 0
- Wednesday: Giants 4, Dodgers 0
- Thursday: Giants 4, Dodgers 0
- Friday: Dodgers 2, Padres 1
- Saturday: Dodgers 2, Padres 0
- Sunday: Padres 11, Dodgers 3
Previous weeks in review
Week 7 Stats