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Dodgers Week 7 review: Offense but a whisper

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Joc Pederson reacts after striking out.
Joc Pederson reacts after striking out.
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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)

Miscellany

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.

Transactions

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.

Game Results

Upcoming Week

The Dodgers run the Terry "Don't Call Me Jeff" Pendleton gauntlet, hosting the Braves then taking a day off before traveling to their own personal hell of St. Louis.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
25
vs Atl
5:10pm
26
vs Atl
7:10pm
27
vs Atl
7:10pm
28
Off

29
at StL
5:15pm
30
at StL
4:15pm
31
at StL
11:15am
Anderson v.
(R) Perez
Kershaw v.
(R) Teheran
Greinke v.
(L) Wood
Bolsinger v.
(R) Lackey
Frias v.
(R) Wacha
Anderson v.
(R) Martinez
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Previous weeks in review

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6

Week 7 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Pederson 26 23 2 6 2 0 2 2 3 0/0 .261/.346/.609 .955
Guerrero 17 17 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0/0 .235/.235/.412 .647
Gonzalez 20 17 1 4 0 0 0 0 3 0/0 .235/.350/.235 .585
Turner 12 12 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 .250/.250/.333 .583
Ethier 18 17 0 4 1 0 0 1 1 0/0 .235/.278/.294 .572
Rollins 22 21 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 2/0 .238/.273/.238 .511
Grandal 10 10 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 .200/.200/.300 .500
Kendrick 24 24 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 .208/.208/.250 .458
Van Slyke 16 15 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 .200/.250/.200 .450

Uribe 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .400/.400/.400 .800
Barnes 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .333/.333/.333 .667
Hernandez 8 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 .125/.125/.250 .375
Ellis 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .125/.222/.125 .347

Pitchers 13 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0/0 .000/.154/.000 .154
Totals 203 191 7 41 7
0 3 6 12 2/1 .215/.261/.298 .560
Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Bolsinger 1 1-0 -- 8 1 0 0 0 8 0.00 0.125 1.15
Greinke 1 0-0 -- 7⅔ 6 1 1 1 5 1.17 0.913 2.24
Anderson 1 0-1 -- 6⅓ 7 3 3 3 7 4.26 1.579 2.36
Kershaw 1 0-1 -- 7⅓ 7 4 4 2 7 4.91 1.227 4.24
Frias 2 0-2 -- 10 19 11 11 4 3 9.90 2.300 6.35
Starters 6 1-4 -- 39 40 19 19 10 30 4.35 1.271 3.46
Jansen 2 0-0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.000 0.15
Santos 2 0-0 -- 2 2 0 0 1 4 0.00 1.500 0.65
Rodriguez 2 0-0 -- 1⅔ 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.600 3.15
Hatcher 3 1-0 -- 1⅓ 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.500 3.15
Howell 1 0-0 -- 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.000 3.15
Liberatore 1 0-0 -- 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 1.000 6.15
Garcia 2 0-0 -- 1⅔ 3 1 1 0 2 5.40 1.800 8.55
Nicasio 1 0-0 -- 1 3 1 1 0 1 9.00 3.000 1.15
Relievers 6 1-0 2 11 12 3 2 2 10 1.54 1.200 3.06
Totals 6 2-4 2 51 52 22 21 12 40 3.71 1.255 3.37
*FIP is estimated