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Dodgers Week 6: Continuing the push forward

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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers continued to make strides last week, sweeping the Pirates and splitting four games in Colorado against the Rockies. The offense is clicking, and the Dodgers had a chance on Sunday to end the week in first place.

They didn’t, dropping the finale at Coors Field, but end the week 1½ games behind Colorado in the NL West. The Dodgers gained a game over the last week.

Batter of the week

Yasmani Grandal was red hot, with 13 hits in 22 at-bats for the week, hitting a ridiculous .591 with eight RBI. He started the week hitting .214/.302/.369 on the season, and ended it at .292/.367/.481.

Pitcher of the week

Alex Wood made two starts this week, and both times he struck out double digits. Both times he also allowed zero runs, making this a relatively easy choice.

Kenta Maeda deserves honorable mention here for taking a shutout into the ninth inning on Wednesday against the Pirates to complete the sweep.

Week 6 results

Record: 5-2
44 runs scored (6.29 per game)
27 runs allowed (3.86 per game)
.710 pythagorean record

Year to date

Record: 22-16
191 runs scored (5.03 per game)
136 runs allowed (3.58 per game)
.651 pythagorean record (25-13)

Transactions

Monday: Left shoulder soreness landed Brandon McCarthy on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 5, and relief pitcher Adam Liberatore was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Tuesday: Relief pitcher Justin Marks was claimed off waivers from the Rays, and assigned to Triple-A.

Wednesday: Andrew Toles was placed on the disabled list, lost for the season with a torn ACL. A pair of outfielders — Brett Eibner and Scott Van Slyke -- were recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and Liberatore went on the DL with groin strain.

Wednesday: Relief pitcher Josh Ravin was activated from the disabled list, and optioned to Triple-A.

Thursday: One day after his longest start as a Dodger, Kenta Maeda had his turn come up on the disabled list merry-go-round, placed on the 10-day DL with hamstring tightness. This cleared a spot for Hyun-jin Ryu to return from his 10-day DL stint.

Game results

Monday: Dodgers 12, Pirates 1

Tuesday: Dodgers 4, Pirates 3 (10 innings)

Wednesday: Dodgers 5, Pirates 2

Thursday: Rockies 10, Dodgers 7

Friday: Dodgers 6, Rockies 2

Saturday: Dodgers 4, Rockies 0

Sunday: Rockies 9, Dodgers 6

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Todd Linden gauntlet this week, heading to San Francisco for three games with the Giants, then returning home for four games against Don Mattingly, Dee Gordon, A.J. Ellis and the Marlins. The weekend rotation is a complete guess at this point.

Week 7 schedule

Mon, May 15 Tue, May 16 Wed, May 17 Thu, May 18 Fri, May 19 Sat, May 20 Sun, May 21
Mon, May 15 Tue, May 16 Wed, May 17 Thu, May 18 Fri, May 19 Sat, May 20 Sun, May 21
at Giants at Giants at Giants vs. Marlins vs. Marlins vs. Marlins vs. Marlins
7:15 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m.
McCarthy v. Hill v. Kershaw v. Wood v. Urias v. McCarthy v. Hill v.
Cain Blach (L) Cueto Volquez Nicolino (L) Straily Koehler
SNLA/MLBN SNLA SNLA/MLBN SNLA SNLA SNLA/MLBN SNLA/KTLA

Previous weeks in review: Apr. 3-9 | Apr. 10-16 | Apr. 17-23 | Apr. 24-30 | May 1-7

Stats

Week 6 batting

Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP SH SF PA BA OBP SLG OPS BABIP Player
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP SH SF PA BA OBP SLG OPS BABIP Player
Grandal 22 3 13 4 0 1 8 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 24 0.591 0.625 0.909 1.534 0.600 Grandal
Utley 17 1 8 2 2 0 5 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 19 0.471 0.526 0.824 1.350 0.571 Utley
Bellinger 27 6 7 2 0 2 5 0 0 5 13 0 0 0 32 0.259 0.375 0.556 0.931 0.417 Bellinger
Puig 25 5 7 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 26 0.280 0.308 0.560 0.868 0.313 Puig
Seager 26 6 7 3 0 1 4 0 0 2 6 1 0 0 29 0.269 0.345 0.500 0.845 0.316 Seager
Toles 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0.375 0.375 0.375 0.750 0.429 Toles
Turner 25 1 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 28 0.280 0.357 0.320 0.677 0.333 Turner
Taylor 30 6 7 1 0 1 4 0 0 3 9 0 0 0 33 0.233 0.303 0.367 0.670 0.300 Taylor
Pederson 27 4 7 2 0 0 3 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 29 0.259 0.310 0.333 0.644 0.318 Pederson
Starters 207 34 66 16 2 7 34 1 1 20 49 1 0 0 228 0.319 0.382 0.517 0.898 0.391 Starters
Eibner 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 0.400 0.500 1.000 1.500 0.333 Eibner
Hernandez 7 3 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 11 0.429 0.600 0.857 1.457 0.600 Hernandez
Barnes 7 2 3 3 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 9 0.429 0.556 0.857 1.413 0.500 Barnes
Van Slyke 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.200 0.333 0.800 1.133 0.000 Van Slyke
Gutierrez 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0.200 0.200 0.400 0.600 0.333 Gutierrez
Bench 29 8 10 7 0 2 8 1 0 7 6 0 1 0 37 0.345 0.472 0.793 1.265 0.381 Bench
Pitchers 16 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 17 0.125 0.125 0.125 0.250 0.250 Pitchers
Offense 252 44 78 23 2 9 43 2 1 27 63 1 2 0 282 0.310 0.379 0.524 0.902 0.383 Offense
May 8-14, 2017

Week 6 pitching

Pitcher G GS W L Sv IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP ERA WHIP FIP Pitcher
Pitcher G GS W L Sv IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP ERA WHIP FIP Pitcher
Wood 2 2 2 0 11.0 7 0 0 0 2 0 21 0 0.00 0.818 -0.07 Wood
Maeda 1 1 1 0 8.3 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 0 2.16 0.600 3.56 Maeda
Kershaw 1 1 1 0 7.0 7 2 2 0 1 0 4 0 2.57 1.143 2.49 Kershaw
Urias 2 2 0 1 10.3 8 7 7 1 3 0 6 1 6.10 1.065 4.46 Urias
Ryu 1 1 0 1 4.0 8 10 5 0 6 1 4 1 11.25 3.500 5.70 Ryu
Starters 7 7 4 2 0 40.7 35 21 16 2 12 1 40 2 3.54 1.156 2.83 Starters
Fields 3 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.667 1.87 Fields
Jansen 3 1 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0.00 0.333 -0.13 Jansen
Dayton 2 0 0 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.000 0.80 Dayton
Liberatore 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.000 1.20 Liberatore
Avilan 3 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.00 2.000 4.20 Avilan
Stripling 2 0 0 4.7 5 1 1 0 2 0 7 0 1.93 1.500 1.49 Stripling
Baez 3 0 0 2.7 2 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 3.38 0.750 5.83 Baez
Hatcher 2 0 0 3.0 5 2 2 1 0 0 4 0 6.00 1.667 4.87 Hatcher
Romo 2 0 0 1.3 2 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 13.50 1.500 8.45 Romo
Bullpen 21 0 1 0 0 21.3 18 6 6 3 3 0 28 0 2.53 0.984 2.82 Bullpen
Totals 28 7 5 2 0 62.0 53 27 22 5 15 1 68 2 3.19 1.097 2.83 Totals
May 8-14, 2017