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Dodgers Week 21: Vin Scully, no-hitter, Cy Young candidates, hamstrings

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The Dodgers were no-hit again for the second straight week, but every other game was a win, making this week much better than last week.

The pitching was fantastic, including just one run allowed by the beleaguered bullpen, and more solid work out of the starters. The run prevention helped prop up the inconsistent offense, which showed a few signs of life put still scored under four runs per game for the week.

But the end result was pretty great, with five wins in six games and a 3½-game lead in the division. Even if Yasiel Puig was lost to a hamstring injury and Kiké Hernandez possibly suffering the same fate on Sunday.

Plus, Vin Scully announced he would return for 2016, which always makes for a great week, even if he said it would likely be his last season.

Dodger Batter of the Week: Andre Ethier sat a few times against left-handers but ended his week 5-for-11 (.455) and even collected the go-ahead, two-run single against a southpaw on Saturday to beat the Cubs. He beat out Hernandez, who was 8-for-19 (.421)

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: Clayton Kershaw matched his season high with 14 strikeouts in a win over the Cubs on Friday, allowing one run in eight innings, narrowly beating out Zack Greinke and his seven scoreless innings on Thursday against the Reds.

Week 21 Record: 5-1
22 runs scored (3.67 per game)
10 runs allowed (1.67 per game)
.809 pythagorean winning percentage

Season Record: 72-57
527 runs scored (4.09 per game)
464 runs allowed (3.60 per game)
.558 pythagorean winning percentage (72-57)

Transactions

Monday: Optioned reliever Yimi Garcia to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Tuesday: Activated reliever Juan Nicasio from the disabled list.

Thursday: Alberto Callaspo was released.

Friday: Yasiel Puig was placed on the disabled list, and infielder Jose Peraza was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Game Results

Upcoming Week

The Dodgers run the Dave Dravecky gauntlet, hosting the Giants for three games then heading to San Diego for a four-game weekend series against the Padres. There is a good chance the Dodgers will slot in Mike Bolsinger after the Giants series to push everyone in the rotation back a day, but that hasn't yet been finalized.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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vs. SF
7:10pm
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vs. SF
7:10pm
2
vs. SF
7:10pm
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at SD
7:10pm
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at SD
7:10pm
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at SD
5:40pm
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at SD
1:10pm
Anderson v.
(R) Peavy
Greinke v.
(L) Bumgarner
Kershaw v.
(R) Leake
Latos v.
(R) Rea
Wood v.
(R) Shields
Anderson v.
(R) Ross
Greinke v.
(R) Cashner
SNLA/MLBN SNLA SNLA SNLA SNLA SNLA SNLA

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

Week 21 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Ethier 12 11 1 5 1 0 0 2 1 0/0 .455/.500/.545 1.045
Puig 14 13 2 4 1 0 1 3 1 0/0 .308/.357/.615 .973
Hernandez 19 19 0 8 1 0 0 3 0 0/0 .421/.421/.474 .895
Utley 21 16 2 3 0 1 0 1 2 0/0 .188/.381/.313 .693
Rollins 27 23 4 3 1 0 1 2 4 0/0 .130/.259/.304 .564
Turner 22 20 3 3 0 0 1 2 2 0/0 .150/.227/.300 .527
Gonzalez 22 21 2 4 2 0 0 2 0 0/0 .190/.227/.286 .513
Grandal 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .000/.091/.000 .091

Peraza 4 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 2/0 .500/.500/.750 1.250
Van Slyke 14 12 1 4 1 0 1 1 1 1/0 .333/.429/.667 1.095
Ellis 12 10 2 3 0 0 1 2 2 0/0 .300/.417/.600 1.017
Crawford 13 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1/0 .167/.231/.167 .397
Pederson 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .000/.143/.000 .143
Guerrero 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Pitchers 14 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .091/.091/.091 .182
Totals 214 190 22 42 8
1 5 19 16 4/0 .221/.299/.353 .651
Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Greinke 1 1-0 -- 7 4 0 0 2 9 0.00 0.857 1.45
Anderson 1 1-0 -- 6⅔ 5 3 0 1 4 0.00 0.900 2.41
Kershaw 1 1-0 -- 8 3 1 1 1 14 1.13 0.500 1.66
Wood 2 1-1 -- 11⅔ 12 3 3 4 11 2.31 1.371 3.42
Latos 1 0-0 -- 4⅔ 4 2 2 3 5 3.86 1.500 2.95
Starters 6 4-1 -- 38 28 9 6 11 43 1.42 1.026 2.45
Jansen 4 0-0 3 4 2 0 0 1 5 0.00 0.750 1.41
Howell 4 1-0 -- 2⅓ 3 0 0 1 1 0.00 1.714 3.59
Nicasio 3 0-0 -- 2⅓ 3 0 0 3 2 0.00 2.571 5.30
Avilan 3 0-0 -- 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.000 0.16
Hatcher 3 0-0 -- 1⅔ 1 0 0 3 3 0.00 2.400 4.96
Baez 1 0-0 -- 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.00 2.000 (0.84)
Johnson 3 0-0 1 2⅔ 2 1 1 0 2 3.38 0.750 3.91
Relievers 6 1-0 4 16 13 1 1 8 18 0.56 1.313 2.78
Totals 6 5-1 4 54 41 10 7 19 61 1.17 1.111 2.55
*FIP is estimated