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Dodgers Week 9 review: Late leads unsafe

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The Dodgers' busiest week of the year was especially frustrating and long, with a doubleheader and a game delayed by more than two hours by rain. The Dodgers got an improbable win on Tuesday, down to their final strike in Colorado, but then saw the tables turn.

Three leads in the eighth inning or later went bye bye in the last five days of the week - Wednesday to the Rockies in the ninth, then Friday and Sunday to the Cardinals in the eighth.

The offense didn't help, effectively neutered outside of Coors Field, scoring six runs in four games at home against St. Louis.

That made for a dumpster fire of a week at 3-5.

Dodger Batter of the Week: Joc Pederson tied a Dodgers franchise record with a home run in five straight games, and came within a few feet of a sixth. The last four of those home runs came last week, and he drove in nine runs. He narrowly beats out Adrian Gonzalez, who hit .370 (10-for-27) with four doubles and a home run.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: Not seeing too many "What's wrong with Clayton Kershaw?" articles anymore, thanks in part to his two wins in two starts last week, allowing two runs with 18 strikeouts in 15 innings.

Week 9 Record: 3-5
35 runs scored (4.38 per game)
38 runs allowed (4.75 per game)
.462 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record: 32-25
250 runs scored (4.39 per game)
201 runs allowed (3.53 per game)
.599 pythagorean winning percentage (34-23)

Miscellany

Welcome aboard: The Dodgers saw a pair of major league debuts this week, with Josh Ravin getting the win in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader, and Scott Schebler getting a start in left field and his first major league hit in his one day up with the big club.

Transactions

Monday: Selected the contract of pitcher David Huff from Triple-A Oklahoma City, optioned pitcher Matt West back to Triple-A, and transferred outfielder Carl Crawford to the 60-day disabled list.

Tuesday: Recalled pitcher Ian Thomas from Triple-A as the 26th man for the doubleheader; recalled outfielder Chris Heisey from Triple-A, placed outfielder Scott Van Slyke on the 15-day disabled list with left mid-back inflammation.

Tuesday: In between games of the doubleheader, selected the contract of pitcher Josh Ravin and recalled pitcher Daniel Coulombe from Triple-A, optioned catcher Austin Barnes to Triple-A and designated Huff for assignment.

Wednesday: Optioned Thomas to Oklahoma City.

Friday: Recalled outfielder Scott Schebler from Triple-A, optioned Coulombe to Oklahoma City.

Saturday: Activated outfielder Yasiel Puig from the disabled list, optioned Schebler to Triple-A.

Saturday: Huff and pitcher Sergio Santos cleared waivers and were sent outright to Triple-A; Huff accepted the assignment, and Santos elected free agency.

Game Results

Upcoming Week

The Dodgers run the Scott Hairston gauntlet, hosting the Diamondbacks for three games then taking their only day off of June before battling the Padres for three weekend games in San Diego.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
8
vs Ari
7:10pm
9
vs Ari
7:10pm
10
vs Ari
7:10pm
11
Off

12
at SD
7:10pm
13
at SD
7:10pm
14
at SD
1:10pm
Bolsinger v.
(R) De La Rosa
Frias v.
(L) Ray
Anderson v.
(R) Hellickson
Kershaw v.
(R) Despaigne
Greinke v.
(R) Kennedy
Bolsinger v.
(R) Shields
SNLA SNLA SNLA SNLA SNLA/MLBN SNLA

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
Pederson 36 31 6 8 1 1 4 9 4 0/0 .258/.361/.742 1.103
Gonzalez 32 27 4 10 4 0 1 4 5 0/0 .370/.469/.630 1.098
Puig 7 7 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 .429/.429/.571 1.000
Hernandez 27 26 2 9 0 0 1 2 1 0/0 .346/.370/.462 .832
Turner 29 28 3 9 2 0 0 4 1 0/0 .321/.345/.393 .738
Kendrick 17 15 2 3 0 0 1 4 2 0/0 .200/.294/.400 .694
Rollins 27 25 4 6 0 0 1 1 2 1/0 .240/.296/.360 .656
Ethier 27 25 2 4 0 1 1 3 2 1/0 .160/.222/.360 .582
Grandal 24 22 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0/0 .227/.292/.227 .519

Guerrero 15 13 1 3 2 0 1 5 1 0/0 .231/.267/.615 .882
Schebler 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .333/.333/.333 .667
Heisey 12 12 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 .250/.250/.333 .583
Callaspo 16 15 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .267/.313/.267 .579
Barnes 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .000/.333/.000 .333
Ellis 8 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .143/.143/.143 .286

Pitchers 18 16 3 5 1
0 0 1 1 0/0 .313/.353/.375 .728
Totals 301 274 35 74 12
2 10 34 23 2/0 .270/.328/.438 .766
Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Kershaw 2 2-0 -- 15 6 2 2 3 18 1.20 0.600 2.42
Anderson 1 0-1 -- 7⅔ 4 2 2 3 5 2.35 0.913 3.02
Frias 1 0-1 -- 6⅔ 10 5 3 3 3 4.05 1.950 3.15
Greinke 2 0-0 -- 12⅔ 16 6 6 2 10 4.26 1.421 3.07
Nicasio 1 0-0 -- 2 3 1 1 0 1 4.50 1.500 2.15
Bolsinger 1 0-0 -- 5 4 4 3 3 7.20 1.800 6.35
Starters 8 2-2 -- 49 45 20 18 14 40 3.31 1.204 3.17
Howell 4 0-0 0/1 2⅓ 2 0 0 1 2 0.00 1.286 1.44
Ravin 2 1-0 -- 2⅓ 2 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.857 1.44
Jansen 2 0-0 2 2 1 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.500 0.15
Hatcher 2 0-0 -- 1⅓ 2 1 1 0 0 6.75 1.500 12.90
Coulombe 1 0-0 -- 2⅓ 2 2 2 2 4 7.71 1.714 2.29
Huff 2 0-0 -- 2 4 2 2 0 2 9.00 2.000 1.15
Nicasio 2 0-1 -- 1⅔ 4 2 2 0 0 10.80 2.400 3.15
Thomas 1 0-1 -- 3 5 4 4 2 1 12.00 2.333 8.82
Liberatore 3 0-0 -- 2⅔ 4 4 4 2 3 13.50 2.250 2.02
Garcia 3 0-1 -- 1⅔ 2 3 3 2 0 16.20 2.400 14.55
Relievers 8 1-3 2/3 21 28 18 18 9 17 7.59 1.734 4.37
Totals 8 3-5 2/3 70 73 38 36 23 57 4.61 1.365 3.53
*FIP is estimated