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Dodgers Week 8: Dominant at home

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The Dodgers had their best week of the season last week, taking five of six against the Cardinals and Cubs, including a sweep of Chicago in which the Dodgers outscored them 18-4. That will get done.

Batter of the week

Chase Utley hit his first two home runs of the season, and for the week led the team in RBI (five) and OPS (1.109).

Pitcher of the week

Brandon McCarthy pitched six scoreless innings on Saturday to beat the Cubs, and the only thing that slowed him down was right knee tendinitis.

Week 8 results

Record: 5-1
28 runs scored (4.67 per game)
14 runs allowed (2.33 per game)
.780 pythagorean record

Year to date

Record: 31-20
256 runs scored (5.02 per game)
178 runs allowed (3.49 per game)
.660 pythagorean record (34-17)

Transactions

Tuesday: Logan Forsythe was activated from the DL, and reliever Josh Ravin was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Thursday: Joc Pederson was placed on the seven-day concussion DL, and Kenta Maeda was activated off the DL to start against St. Louis.

Thursday: Luis Avilan was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right triceps soreness, and Adam Liberatore was activated from the DL.

Friday: Utility infielder Mike Freeman and pitcher Chris Heston were claimed off waivers from the Mariners, and both were optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Game results

Tuesday: Dodgers 2, Cardinals 1 (13 innings)

Wednesday: Cardinals 6, Dodgers 1

Thursday: Dodgers 7, Cardinals 3

Friday: Dodgers 4, Cubs 0

Saturday: Dodgers 5. Cubs 0

Sunday: Dodgers 9, Cubs 4

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Ted Simmons gauntlet this week, with a road trip against the Cardinals for four games and the Brewers for three.

Week 9 schedule

Mon, May 29 Tue, May 30 Wed, May 31 Thu, Jun 1 Fri, Jun 2 Sat, Jun 3 Sun, Jun 4
Mon, May 29 Tue, May 30 Wed, May 31 Thu, Jun 1 Fri, Jun 2 Sat, Jun 3 Sun, Jun 4
at Cardinals at Cardinals at Cardinals at Cardinals at Brewers at Brewers at Brewers
11:15 a.m. 4:05 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 10:45 a.m. 5:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m. 11:10 a.m.
Hill v. Maeda v. Wood v. McCarthy v. Kershaw v. Hill v. Maeda v.
Leake Wacha Martinez Wainwright Nelson Garza Davies
SNLA SNLA SNLA/ESPN SNLA/ESPN/MLBN SNLA SNLA SNLA

Previous weeks in review: Apr. 3-9 | Apr. 10-16 | Apr. 17-23 | Apr. 24-30 | May 1-7 | May 8-14 | May 15-21

Stats

Week 8 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
Utley 16 2 5 0 0 2 5 1 0 2 3 1 0 0 19 0.313 0.421 0.688 1.109 0.273 Utley
Hernandez 15 7 4 2 0 1 3 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 17 0.267 0.353 0.600 0.953 0.300 Hernandez
Grandal 17 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 20 0.235 0.350 0.471 0.821 0.250 Grandal
Taylor 22 3 6 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 22 0.273 0.273 0.455 0.727 0.385 Taylor
Gonzalez 21 1 5 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 21 0.238 0.238 0.476 0.714 0.235 Gonzalez
Seager 22 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 0 0 0 26 0.227 0.346 0.273 0.619 0.385 Seager
Bellinger 19 2 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 3 9 0 0 1 23 0.158 0.261 0.316 0.577 0.200 Bellinger
Puig 23 3 3 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 23 0.130 0.130 0.261 0.391 0.143 Puig
Forsythe 15 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 18 0.067 0.222 0.133 0.356 0.125 Forsythe
Pederson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Pederson
Starters 173 25 36 8 0 8 24 4 0 17 57 1 0 1 192 0.208 0.281 0.393 0.674 0.257 Starters
Barnes 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.400 0.500 1.000 1.500 0.250 Barnes
Gutierrez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 ----- 1.000 ------ 1.000 ------ Gutierrez
Eibner 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Eibner
Bench 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 Bench
Pitchers 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 13 0.182 0.308 0.182 0.490 0.500 Pitchers
Offense 195 28 40 8 0 9 27 4 0 21 68 1 0 1 218 0.205 0.284 0.385 0.669 0.261 Offense
Week of May 22-28

Week 9 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
McCarthy 1 1 1 0 6.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 0.00 0.500 2.20 McCarthy
Wood 1 1 1 0 5.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 8 1 0.00 0.800 1.80 Wood
Kershaw 2 2 0 0 13.3 14 5 5 3 2 0 16 0 3.38 1.200 4.18 Kershaw
Maeda 1 1 1 0 5.0 7 3 3 0 2 1 4 1 5.40 1.800 2.80 Maeda
Hill 1 1 0 1 4.0 4 5 5 0 7 0 4 0 11.25 2.750 6.45 Hill
Starters 6 6 3 1 0 33.3 29 13 13 3 14 1 38 3 3.51 1.290 3.53 Starters
Stripling 2 0 0 1 5.0 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0.00 0.600 1.20 Stripling
Hatcher 2 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.00 0.750 3.45 Hatcher
Ryu 1 0 0 1 4.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0.00 0.750 2.95 Ryu
Baez 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0.00 0.333 2.20 Baez
Fields 2 2 0 2.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 0.000 0.95 Fields
Jansen 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.000 1.20 Jansen
Liberatore 1 0 0 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0.00 0.750 2.45 Liberatore
Avilan 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 1.000 1.20 Avilan
Romo 2 0 0 1.7 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 5.40 0.600 9.80 Romo
Bullpen 15 0 2 0 2 24.7 8 1 1 1 5 1 20 0 0.36 0.527 2.59 Bullpen
Totals 21 6 5 1 2 58.0 37 14 14 4 19 2 58 3 2.17 0.966 3.13 Totals
Week of May 22-28