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Dodgers Week 20: Worst week

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For the first time since I started writing these weeks in review in 2009 (side note: seven years? Wow, time flies) the Dodgers went from Monday though Sunday without a single win.

The club got two great starts from Clayton Kershaw, both blown by the bullpen in eventual 10-inning losses. The Dodgers were no-hit on Friday in Houston by Mike Fiers, and on the week hit a putrid .163/.237/.231 and scored nine total runs in five games.

And that was with the designated hitter. Pitchers batted zero times all week.

On the season, Dodgers pitchers are hitting .119/.169/.172, which isn't too far off what Dodgers batters actually did last week.

Five of the Dodgers' nine runs were scored on home runs, all in Oakland, and outside of that new third base coach Ron Roenicke has seen all of eight players on third base in his five games on the job. The Dodgers were 2-for-26 (.077) with runners in scoring position all week.

The club has lost five straight games, and eight straight on the road. The Dodgers are 0-7 in American League parks this season.

If it's not panic time, it's certainly scramble mode for the Dodgers after their worst week of the year.

Dodger Batter of the Week: The entire offense was an embarrassment, with one exception. A.J. Ellis homered and doubled, and reached base seven times in his nine plate appearances. Despite starting just two of the five games, Ellis lead the team with three runs scored and tied for the lead with three RBI.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: Clayton Kershaw delivered two great starts, allowing two runs in 15 innings. But the Dodgers bullpen blew both games, giving up a 4-1 lead in the eighth inning on Tuesday in Oakland, then coughing up a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning on Sunday in Houston. The Dodgers lost both games in extra innings.

Week 20 Record: 0-5
9 runs scored (1.80 per game)
19 runs allowed (3.80 per game)
.203 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record: 67-56
505 runs scored (4.11 per game)
454 runs allowed (3.69 per game)
.549 pythagorean winning percentage (67-56)

Transactions

Monday: Hired Ron Roenicke as third base coach; moved Lorenzo Bundy to dugout as outfield coordinator; assistant hitting coach John Valentin can no longer be in uniform or in the dugout during games.

Wednesday: The Dodgers acquired Chase Utley and cash from the Phillies in exchange for minor leaguers Darnell Sweeney and John Richy.

Wednesday: Alberto Callaspo was designated for assignment.

Game Results

Upcoming Week

The Dodgers run the Guy Hoffman gauntlet, finishing up the road trip with three games in Cincinnati, followed by a weekend series back home against Chicago.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
24
Off
25
at Cin
4:10pm
26
at Cin
4:10pm
27
at Cin
9:35pm
28
vs. ChC
7:10pm
29
vs. ChC
6:10pm
30
vs. ChC
5:08pm
Wood v.
(L) Lamb
Anderson v.
(L) Holmberg
Greinke v.
(R) DeSclafani
Kershaw v.
(R) Hammel
Latos v.
(L) Lester
Wood v.
(R) Arrieta
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Previous weeks in review

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 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Puig 12 11 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1/0 .364/.417/.364 .780
Ethier 13 12 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 .333/.385/.333 .718
Hernandez 17 16 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 .250/.250/.313 .563
Utley 13 13 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0/0 .154/.154/.308 .462
Gonzalez 20 19 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .211/.250/.211 .461
Rollins 22 22 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 0/0 .136/.136/.318 .455
Pederson 12 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0/0 .000/.417/.000 .417
Turner 21 18 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0/0 .056/.143/.056 .198
Grandal 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .000/.111/.000 .111

Ellis 9 5 3 3 1 0 1 3 4 0/0 .600/.778/1.400 2.178
Crawford 13 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .077/.077/.077 .154
Van Slyke 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .000/.091/.000 .091
Guerrero 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Callaspo 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Totals 178 160 9 26 6
0 2 8 16 1/1 .163/.237/.231 .469
Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Kershaw 2 0-0 -- 15 12 2 2 2 17 1.20 0.933 1.29
Greinke 1 0-1 -- 7 3 3 3 0 5 3.86 0.429 5.45
Anderson 1 0-1 -- 6 7 3 3 0 5 4.50 1.167 5.83
Wood 1 0-1 -- 5⅔ 5 3 3 3 1 4.76 1.412 4.40
Starters 5 0-3 -- 33 27 11 11 5 28 2.94 0.950 3.49
Howell 2 0-0 -- 1⅓ 2 0 0 0 1 0.00 1.500 1.66
Avilan 1 0-0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000 3.16
Hatcher 3 0-1 -- 2⅔ 1 1 1 0 3 3.38 0.375 5.79
Garcia 2 0-1 -- 2 2 1 1 0 2 4.50 1.000 1.16
Jansen 1 0-0 0/1 1 2 1 1 0 1 9.00 2.000 1.16
Johnson 2 0-0 -- 2 2 2 1 2 27.00 4.500 1.66
Baez 2 0-0 -- 4 3 3 0 0 40.50 6.000 3.16
Relievers 5 0-2 0/1 8 13 8 8 1 9 8.31 1.615 2.93
Totals 5 0-5 0/1 42 40 19 19 6 37 4.04 1.087 3.37
*FIP is estimated