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Dodgers Week 7: On the offensive

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MLB: Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Dodgers
Chris Taylor has hit, hit, and hit some more this season.
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The Dodgers had some trouble to open the week with two losses to the Giants in San Francisco, but they rallied to win four out of five to finish off the week, including three out of four against the Marlins at home.

The club was buoyed by the offense, finishing the week with five consecutive games scoring six or more runs.

Batter of the week

Chris Taylor continued his assault on National League pitching, going 9-for-20 (.450) with five extra-base hits and five walks. Honorable mention goes to Justin Turner, who was 6-for-9 with two walks before straining his hamstring on Thursday night.

Pitcher of the week

Clayton Kershaw and his slider were on point on Wednesday in San Francisco, allowing only three hits and no walks in seven scoreless innings. Also deserving mention was Alex Wood, who pitched scoreless baseball into the eighth on Friday.

Week 7 results

Record: 4-3
37 runs scored (5.29 per game)
28 runs allowed (4.00 per game)
.625 pythagorean record

Year to date

Record: 26-19
228 runs scored (5.07 per game)
164 runs allowed (3.64 per game)
.646 pythagorean record (29-16)

Miscellany

Kenley Jansen had an immaculate inning on Thursday.

The Dodgers and Marlins saw their benches clear on Friday, with Don Mattingly and Bob Geren in the middle of things.

Cody Bellinger is the fastest Dodger to nine career home runs (24 games), beating the old mark by 20 games.

Transactions

Monday: Brandon McCarthy was activated from the 10-day DL to start against the Giants, and outfielder Brett Eibner was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Tuesday: Rich Hill was activated from the disabled list to make his first start in a month, and relief pitcher Grant Dayton was optioned to Triple-A.

Thursday: First baseman Adrian Gonzalez was activated from his first career disabled list stint, and Scott Van Slyke was optioned to Oklahoma City.

Friday: Third baseman Justin Turner was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 1 right hamstring strain, and Eibner was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Sunday: Optioned pitcher Julio Urias to Oklahoma City, and recalled pitcher Josh Ravin from Triple-A.

Game results

Monday: Giants 8, Dodgers 4

Tuesday: Giants 2, Dodgers 1

Wednesday: Dodgers 6, Giants 1

Thursday: Dodgers 7, Marlins 2

Friday: Dodgers 7, Marlins 2

Saturday: Marlins 10, Dodgers 6

Sunday: Dodgers 6, Marlins 3

The week ahead

The Dodgers start the week with the greatest of all in-season days, an off day at home. Then, they run the Jerry Mumphrey gauntlet, hosting National League Central foes the Cardinals and Cubs for three games each to finish off the homestand.

The Dodgers face all right-handed pitching this week. The rotation for the Cardinals series is set, but who knows how Dave Roberts will order things for the weekend? Trying to predict more than a few days in advance is a fool’s errand.

Week 8 schedule

Mon, May 22 Tue, May 23 Wed, May 24 Thu, May 25 Fri, May 26 Sat, May 27 Sun, May 28
Mon, May 22 Tue, May 23 Wed, May 24 Thu, May 25 Fri, May 26 Sat, May 27 Sun, May 28
Off vs. Cardinals vs. Cardinals vs. Cardinals vs. Cubs vs. Cubs vs. Cubs
7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 1:10 p.m.
Kershaw v. Hill v. Maeda v. Ryu v. Wood v. McCarthy v.
Lynn Leake Wacha Arrieta Lackey Hendricks
SNLA/ESPN SNLA/MLBN SNLA/MLBN SNLA/MLBN Fox SNLA
Week of May 22-28

Previous weeks in review: Apr. 3-9 | Apr. 10-16 | Apr. 17-23 | Apr. 24-30 | May 1-7 | May 8-14

Stats

Week 7 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
Turner 9 3 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 12 0.667 0.727 0.778 1.505 0.750 Turner
Taylor 20 3 9 3 0 2 4 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 25 0.450 0.560 0.900 1.460 0.467 Taylor
Seager 23 7 8 2 0 1 2 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 29 0.348 0.483 0.565 1.048 0.412 Seager
Grandal 21 2 7 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 21 0.333 0.333 0.571 0.905 0.412 Grandal
Hernandez 21 3 6 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 22 0.286 0.318 0.524 0.842 0.294 Hernandez
Gonzalez 12 0 4 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 12 0.333 0.333 0.500 0.833 0.500 Gonzalez
Bellinger 26 5 6 2 0 2 5 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 27 0.231 0.259 0.538 0.798 0.267 Bellinger
Puig 13 3 2 0 0 1 4 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 17 0.154 0.353 0.385 0.738 0.091 Puig
Utley 16 3 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 22 0.250 0.381 0.250 0.631 0.250 Utley
Pederson 22 4 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 7 1 0 0 26 0.136 0.269 0.318 0.587 0.143 Pederson
Starters 183 33 55 18 0 8 28 3 1 25 38 2 2 1 213 0.301 0.389 0.530 0.919 0.341 Starters
Eibner 6 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 7 0.333 0.429 0.833 1.262 0.500 Eibner
Barnes 8 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 10 0.125 0.300 0.125 0.425 0.143 Barnes
Gutierrez 10 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 0.200 0.200 0.200 0.400 0.250 Gutierrez
Van Slyke 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Van Slyke
Bench 29 3 5 0 0 1 6 0 0 2 9 1 0 0 32 0.172 0.250 0.276 0.526 0.211 Bench
Pitchers 15 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 17 0.133 0.188 0.200 0.388 0.222 Pitchers
Offense 227 37 62 19 0 9 34 3 1 27 53 4 3 1 262 0.273 0.359 0.476 0.835 0.319 Offense
Week of May 15-21

Week 7 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 1 1 1 0 7.3 6 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0.00 1.091 3.34 Wood
Kershaw 1 1 1 0 7.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0.00 0.429 1.77 Kershaw
Hill 1 1 0 0 5.0 6 1 1 1 0 0 6 1 1.80 1.200 4.00 Hill
Ryu 1 1 1 0 5.3 7 2 2 2 1 0 3 1 3.38 1.500 8.08 Ryu
McCarthy 2 2 1 1 11.7 11 7 7 0 2 0 10 0 5.40 1.114 2.00 McCarthy
Urias 1 1 0 1 2.3 7 7 6 0 3 0 0 0 23.14 4.286 7.06 Urias
Starters 7 7 4 2 0 38.7 40 17 16 3 8 0 28 3 3.72 1.241 3.61 Starters
Stripling 2 0 0 2.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.375 1.70 Stripling
Fields 4 0 0 4.3 4 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 2.08 1.154 5.05 Fields
Baez 4 0 0 3.7 4 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 2.45 1.364 1.84 Baez
Jansen 2 0 0 1 2.3 2 1 1 1 0 0 4 0 3.86 0.857 5.34 Jansen
Romo 2 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 4.50 1.000 6.70 Romo
Hatcher 3 0 0 3.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 7 0 6.00 1.000 2.87 Hatcher
Avilan 4 0 1 3.3 4 3 3 0 2 0 7 0 8.10 1.800 0.80 Avilan
Dayton 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 18.00 3.000 19.20 Dayton
Ravin DNP ---- ----- ---- Ravin
Bullpen 22 0 0 1 1 22.3 22 11 11 5 5 0 31 0 4.43 1.209 4.01 Bullpen
Totals 29 7 4 3 1 61.0 62 28 27 8 13 0 59 3 3.98 1.230 3.76 Totals
Week of May 15-21