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Dodgers Week 20: Breaking even on the road

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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers for a third consecutive week split six games, winning two of three in Philadelphia and dropping two of the first three games in Cincinnati. But they started and ended the week on high notes, giving a nice bookend to Week 20.

The week began with a 15-run outburst to match the best game on offense for the club this season, and it ended with a 20-year-old pitching the best game of his career to date to play stopper.

Batter of the week

Chase Utley returned to Philadelphia in style, homering twice in his first game back in his old home on Tuesday, including a grand slam, and got two curtain calls as a visiting player in the city of brotherly love. On the week Utley hit .318/.348/.727 with three home runs and seven RBI, one of five Dodgers regulars with an OPS of at least .988.

Pitcher of the week

Julio Urias delivered in a big way on Sunday when the Dodgers really needed it, helping to snap a three-game skid with six scoreless innings to beat the Reds. Urias struck out six and walked none.

Week 20 summary

Record: 3-3
33 runs scored (5.50 per game)
32 runs allowed (5.33 per game)
.514 pythagorean record

2016 to date

Record: 68-55
549 runs scored (4.46 per game)
490 runs allowed (3.98 per game)
.552 pythagorean record (68-55)

Miscellany

Ouch: Joc Pederson was hit by a pitch twice on Friday against the Reds, the fourth time this season a Dodger has been hit twice in one game. Chase Utley did it twice, and Justin Turner the other time.

Transactions

Tuesday: Relief pitcher Casey Fien was activated from the disabled list, and pitcher Brock Stewart was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Also, utility man Zach Walters was released.

Friday: Pitchers Adam Liberatore and Bud Norris were activated from the disabled list, and pitchers Ross Stripling and Fien were optioned to Triple-A.

Sunday: Recalled outfielder Andrew Toles from Triple-A, and optioned infielder Chris Taylor.

Game results

Tuesday: Dodgers 15, Phillies 5

Wednesday: Dodgers 7, Phillies 2

Thursday: Phillies 5, Dodgers 4

Friday: Reds 9, Dodgers 2

Saturday: Reds 11, Dodgers 1

Sunday: Dodgers 4, Reds 0

Upcoming week

The Dodgers run the Dave Martinez gauntlet, finishing up with one game in Cincinnati, followed by a showdown home series against the Giants followed by a weekend series against the best in baseball Cubs. Pitching matchups, especially for the weekend, are a best guess at this point.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
22
at Cin
9:35am
23
vs. SF
7:10pm
24
vs. SF
7:10pm
25
vs. SF
7:10pm
26
vs. ChC
7:10pm
27
vs. ChC
1:05pm
28
vs. ChC
1:10pm
Kazmir v.
(R) Bailey
Maeda v.
(L) Bumgarner
Hill v.
(R) Cueto
Anderson v.
(L) Moore
Norris v.
(L) Montgomery
Kazmir v.
(R) Hammel
Maeda v.
(L) Lester
SNLA SNLA SNLA/ESPN SNLA SNLA SNLA/FS1 SNLA/TBS

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

Batting

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Utley 23 22 5 7 0 0 3 7 1 0/0 .318/.348/.727 1.075
Seager 25 22 6 10 2 0 0 2 3 0/0 .455/.520/.545 1.065
Gonzalez 25 23 5 7 2 0 2 6 1 0/0 .304/.360/.652 1.012
Grandal 24 21 4 6 1 0 2 4 3 0/0 .286/.375/.619 .994
Turner 26 25 4 7 2 1 2 5 1 0/0 .280/.308/.680 .988
Kendrick 20 18 2 4 0 1 1 3 2 0/0 .222/.300/.500 .800
Pederson 27 20 2 5 1 0 0 2 4 0/0 .250/.407/.300 .707
Reddick 24 21 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0/0 .095/.208/.095 .304
Toles 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .333/.500/.333 .833
Segedin 11 8 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0/0 .250/.455/.250 .705
Hernandez 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .167/.286/.167 .452
Taylor 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Ellis 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000
Pitchers 14 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .083/.083/.083 .167
Totals 239 210 33 53 8
2 10 33 23 0/0 .252/.333/.452 .786

Pitching

Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Urias 1 1-0 -- 6 6 0 0 0 6 0.00 1.000 1.16
Maeda 1 1-0 -- 6 3 2 2 1 9 3.00 0.667 4.99
Stripling 1 0-0 -- 5 6 3 2 2 5 3.60 1.600 4.96
Kazmir 1 1-0 -- 5 8 2 2 3 1 3.60 2.200 7.16
Norris 1 0-1 -- 3⅔ 7 6 6 4 3 14.73 3.000 7.52
Anderson 1 0-1 -- 3 9 6 6 2 1 18.00 3.667 8.83
Starters 6 3-2 -- 28⅔ 39 19 18 12 25 5.65 1.779 5.29
Blanton 4 0-0 -- 3⅓ 3 0 0 1 4 0.00 1.200 1.66
Chavez 2 0-0 -- 2⅓ 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000 2.30
Liberatore 2 0-0 -- 2 1 0 0 1 1 0.00 1.000 3.66
Fien 2 0-0 -- 1⅔ 0 0 0 1 1 0.00 0.600 3.76
Jansen 2 0-0 -- 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.00 1.000 (2.84)
Fields 3 0-0 -- 3 5 1 1 2 3 3.00 2.333 2.16
Dayton 3 0-1 -- 3 4 3 3 0 2 9.00 1.333 10.49
Howell 3 0-0 -- 3 8 4 4 1 4 12.00 2.667 4.83
Baez 3 0-0 -- 3 6 5 5 2 6 15.00 2.000 7.83
Relievers 6 0-1 -- 22⅓ 28 13 13 5 25 5.24 1.478 4.37
Totals 6 3-3 -- 51 67 32 31 17 50 5.47 1.478 4.89