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Dodgers Week 5: Cody Bellinger on fire

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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers saw their week cut short by rain in San Diego of all places, but nothing could cut short Cody Bellinger this week.

Batter of the week

Cody Bellinger continued to make the most of his major league opportunity, hitting .429 with five extra-base hits, including three home runs, and 12 RBI in just five games this week. In his first 11 games, Bellinger is making his mark in the Dodgers’ record book.

Chris Taylor (4-for-7, seven walks) and Franklin Gutierrez (3-for-6, home run, two walks) had great weeks in reserve as well.

Pitcher of the week

Kenta Maeda struck out eight in five innings on Friday in San Diego, allowing two runs (one earned). His night included six strikeouts in a row at one point.

Week 5 results

Record: 3-2
35 runs scored (7.00 per game)
17 runs allowed (3.40 per game)
.789 pythagorean record

Year to date

Record: 17-14
147 runs scored (4.74 per game)
109 runs allowed (3.52 per game)
.634 pythagorean record (20-11)

The Dodgers own the second-best run differential in the National League at +38. Most of that has come at the expense of the Padres, who the Dodgers have outscored 45-14 in six games this season.

Nobody batted an eye when the Cubs outscored the Reds by 74 runs in their 19 meetings last season (maybe because Chicago was also +178 in their other 142 games). Still, you can only play who is on the schedule, and the Dodgers still have 13 games left this season to practice rounding third base against San Diego.

Transactions

Monday: A glute strain gave the Dodgers an opportunity to give Hyun-jin Ryu a rest on the 10-day disabled list, with reliever Josh Fields recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Tuesday: Franklin Gutierrez was activated from the disabled list after missing 19 games with a left hamstring strain, and outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Friday: For the first time in his career, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was placed on the disabled list, with right elbow soreness, and outfielder Joc Pederson was activated from the DL.

Game results

Monday: Giants 4, Dodgers 3

Tuesday: Dodgers 13, Giants 5

Wednesday: Giants 4, Dodgers 1 (11 innings)

Friday: Dodgers 8, Padres 2

Saturday: Dodgers 10, Padres 2

Sunday: Dodgers at Padres, postponed

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Clint Barmes gauntlet, with three home games against the Pirates followed by a four-game series at Coors Field against the Rockies. The Dodgers’ rotation is my speculation; nothing has been officially announced, but Brandon McCarthy could be pushed back and Hyun-jin Ryu could return this week.

Week 6 schedule

Mon, May 8 Tue, May 9 Wed, May 10 Thu, May 11 Fri, May 12 Sat, May 13 Sun, May 14
Mon, May 8 Tue, May 9 Wed, May 10 Thu, May 11 Fri, May 12 Sat, May 13 Sun, May 14
vs. Pirates vs. Pirates vs. Pirates at Rockies at Rockies at Rockies at Rockies
7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 5:40 p.m. 5:40 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 12:10 p.m.
Wood v. Urias v. Maeda v. Ryu v. Kershaw v. McCarthy v. Urias v.
Williams Nova Kuhl Anderson (L) Chatwood Senzatela Freeland (L)
SNLA SNLA SNLA SNLA SNLA/MLBN SNLA SNLA

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

Stats

Week 5 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
Bellinger 21 8 9 1 1 3 12 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 22 0.429 0.455 1.000 1.455 0.400 Bellinger
Toles 17 3 6 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 18 0.353 0.389 0.471 0.859 0.429 Toles
Turner 17 5 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 2 0 1 23 0.235 0.391 0.235 0.627 0.333 Turner
Puig 22 4 6 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 22 0.273 0.273 0.273 0.545 0.353 Puig
Pederson 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 6 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500 0.000 Pederson
Gonzalez 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0.222 0.222 0.222 0.444 0.333 Gonzalez
Seager 21 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 24 0.143 0.250 0.190 0.440 0.167 Seager
Grandal 13 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 13 0.154 0.154 0.154 0.308 0.250 Grandal
Utley 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 10 0.000 0.100 0.000 0.100 0.000 Utley
Starters 132 24 32 4 1 3 24 3 1 10 34 4 0 1 147 0.242 0.313 0.356 0.669 0.302 Starters
Gutierrez 6 4 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 8 0.500 0.625 1.000 1.625 0.667 Gutierrez
Taylor 7 4 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 7 2 0 0 0 14 0.571 0.786 0.571 1.357 0.800 Taylor
Barnes 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 9 0.286 0.444 0.429 0.873 0.333 Barnes
Hernandez 9 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 10 0.111 0.200 0.222 0.422 0.167 Hernandez
Bench 29 10 10 2 0 1 7 0 1 12 8 0 0 0 41 0.345 0.537 0.517 1.054 0.450 Bench
Pitchers 11 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 12 0.273 0.273 0.273 0.545 0.375 Pitchers
Offense 172 35 45 6 1 4 33 3 2 22 45 4 1 1 200 0.262 0.357 0.378 0.735 0.331 Offense
Week of May 1-7

Week 5 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
Urias 1 1 0 0 5.0 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0.00 1.600 5.20 Urias
Maeda 1 1 0 0 5.0 3 2 1 0 3 0 8 0 1.80 1.200 1.80 Maeda
Kershaw 2 2 1 1 13.3 13 5 4 3 4 0 14 0 2.70 1.275 4.93 Kershaw
Wood 1 1 1 0 5.0 7 5 4 0 1 0 8 0 7.20 1.600 0.60 Wood
Starters 5 5 2 1 0 28.3 27 12 9 3 12 0 31 0 2.86 1.376 3.66 Starters
Fields 3 0 0 1 4.3 2 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0.00 0.923 2.28 Fields
Baez 3 0 0 2.7 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0.00 1.875 4.70 Baez
Romo 3 1 0 2.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0.00 0.375 2.82 Romo
Hatcher 2 0 0 2.3 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.00 1.286 -0.23 Hatcher
Jansen 2 0 0 2.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0.00 1.000 -2.80 Jansen
Avilan 2 0 0 1.3 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0.00 2.250 0.95 Avilan
Stripling 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 4.50 0.500 -0.80 Stripling
Dayton 2 0 1 1.3 3 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 20.25 3.750 6.20 Dayton
Bullpen 18 0 1 1 1 18.7 15 5 4 0 9 1 26 0 1.93 1.286 1.70 Bullpen
Totals 23 5 3 2 1 47.0 42 17 13 3 21 1 57 0 2.49 1.340 2.88 Totals
Week of May 1-7