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Dodgers Week 3 results: Looking up at the division

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LA lost 4 of 6 games to teams ahead of them in the NL West

Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Dodgers had a disappointing week, dropping four of six games within the division to the Diamondbacks and Rockies. The pitching was a problem most of the week, with starters going short again, and the bullpen imploding over the weekend in Phoenix.

Allowing home runs sabotaged Kenta Maeda and Hyun-jin Ryu specifically, and the staff as a whole allowed 10 home runs during the week after giving up 13 total home runs in the first 13 games of the season.

The Dodgers end the week four games back of the Rockies in the National League West, and in third place, dropping 2½ games in the standings during the week.

Batter of the week

Kiké Hernandez was an extra-base machine this week, with two home runs, a triple, and a double, hitting .333/.412/.933. Honorable mention goes to Chris Taylor, who carried over his hot spring by going 5-for-8 (.625) with a home run and two doubles after getting called up.

Pitcher of the week

Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 for the first time this season on Wednesday, but the award this week goes to Brandon McCarthy, who had two solid starts, including a seven-inning outing on Sunday, his longest in two years.

Week 3 results

Record: 2-4
25 runs scored (4.17 per game)
36 runs allowed (6.00 per game)
.339 pythagorean record

Year to date

Record: 9-10
85 runs scored (4.47 per game)
73 runs allowed (3.84 per game)
.569 pythagorean record (11-8)

Transactions

Monday: For the second time this season, Rich Hill was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger, and corner man Rob Segedin was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Tuesday: Relief pitcher Grant Dayton was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain, and Josh Fields was recalled from Triple-A to replace him in the bullpen.

Wednesday: Logan Forsythe was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a broken right big toe, and infielder Chris Taylor was recalled from Oklahoma City.

Wednesday: Rob Segedin was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right toe, and outfielder Brett Eibner was recalled from Triple-A.

Sunday: Relief pitcher Adam Liberatore was recalled from Triple-A, and Brett Eibner was optioned back to Oklahoma City.

Game results

Monday: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2

Tuesday: Rockies 4, Dodgers 3

Wednesday: Dodgers 4, Rockies 2

Friday: Diamondbacks 13, Dodgers 5

Saturday: Diamondbacks 11, Dodgers 5

Sunday: Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 2

Upcoming week

The Dodgers run the Charlie Hayes gauntlet, battling the rival Giants for four games in San Francisco, followed by three games at home against the Phillies. Dodgers game notes list Kenta Maeda as the starter on Thursday afternoon in San Francisco, but that seems more and more likely like the day Julio Urias will make his 2017 debut, especially given Dave Roberts’ comments on Sunday morning, so I speculated accordingly.

Week 4 schedule

Mon, Apr 24 Tue, Apr 25 Wed, Apr 26 Thu, Apr 27 Fri, Apr 28 Sat, Apr 29 Sun, Apr 30
Mon, Apr 24 Tue, Apr 25 Wed, Apr 26 Thu, Apr 27 Fri, Apr 28 Sat, Apr 29 Sun, Apr 30
at Giants at Giants at Giants at Giants vs. Phillies vs. Phillies vs. Phillies
7:15 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m.
Ryu v. Kershaw v. Wood v. Urias v. Maeda v. McCarthy v. Ryu v.
Cain Blach (L) Cueto Moore (L) Eickhoff Eflin Velasquez
SNLA/MLBN SNLA SNLA/MLBN SNLA SNLA SNLA/MLBN SNLA/KTLA

Previous weeks in review: Week 1 | Week 2

Stats

Week 3 batting

Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP SH SF PA BA OBP SLG OPS BABIP
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP SH SF PA BA OBP SLG OPS BABIP
Hernandez 15 5 5 1 1 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 17 0.333 0.412 0.933 1.345 0.300
Seager 21 3 7 1 0 1 5 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 24 0.333 0.417 0.524 0.940 0.429
Grandal 15 2 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 17 0.267 0.353 0.533 0.886 0.273
Gonzalez 19 1 7 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 20 0.368 0.400 0.474 0.874 0.500
Turner 20 1 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 23 0.300 0.391 0.400 0.791 0.375
Pederson 18 3 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 20 0.222 0.300 0.333 0.633 0.333
Toles 12 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 14 0.250 0.357 0.250 0.607 0.273
Forsythe 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 5 0.000 0.400 0.000 0.400 0.000
Puig 24 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 26 0.083 0.154 0.083 0.237 0.100
Starters 146 16 38 9 1 4 20 0 1 16 34 3 0 1 166 0.260 0.343 0.418 0.761 0.312
Taylor 8 2 5 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 9 0.625 0.667 1.250 1.917 0.667
Barnes 7 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 8 0.286 0.375 0.571 0.946 0.333
Van Slyke 11 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 13 0.182 0.308 0.455 0.762 0.167
Segedin 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.250 0.250 0.250 0.500 0.500
Eibner 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0.200 0.200 0.200 0.400 0.500
Utley 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 0.000 0.111 0.000 0.111 0.000
Bench 43 7 11 4 0 2 4 0 0 5 11 0 0 0 48 0.256 0.333 0.488 0.822 0.300
Pitchers 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 3 0 14 0.100 0.182 0.100 0.282 0.200
Offense 199 25 50 13 1 6 24 0 1 22 50 3 3 1 228 0.251 0.333 0.417 0.750 0.306

Week 3 pitching

Pitcher G GS W L Sv IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP ERA WHIP FIP
Pitcher G GS W L Sv IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP ERA WHIP FIP
Kershaw 1 1 1 0 7.0 5 2 2 0 1 0 10 0 2.57 0.857 0.77
McCarthy 2 2 1 0 12.0 10 4 4 1 4 0 14 0 3.00 1.167 2.95
Ryu 1 1 0 1 6.0 7 4 4 3 1 0 7 1 6.00 1.333 8.37
Wood 1 1 0 0 4.7 7 4 4 1 1 1 6 0 7.71 1.714 3.41
Maeda 1 1 0 1 5.0 9 6 6 4 1 0 5 0 10.80 2.000 12.20
Starters 6 6 2 2 0 34.7 38 20 20 9 8 1 42 1 5.19 1.327 4.84
Baez 3 0 0 4.3 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 0.00 0.923 2.97
Fields 2 0 0 1.7 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.00 1.200 -1.60
Jansen 1 0 0 1 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.000 0.20
Dayton 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.000 6.20
Hatcher 2 0 1 4.7 6 5 4 1 2 0 6 0 7.71 1.714 4.70
Stripling 2 0 0 2.0 6 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 18.00 3.000 2.20
Romo 3 0 1 2.0 2 5 5 0 4 1 3 0 22.50 3.000 4.70
Avilan 3 0 0 0.3 2 2 2 0 3 1 1 0 54.00 15.000 15.20
Bullpen 17 0 0 2 1 17.3 19 16 15 1 13 2 22 0 7.79 1.846 3.32
Totals 23 6 2 4 1 52.0 57 36 35 10 21 3 64 1 6.06 1.500 4.33