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Dodgers Week 13: Charging ahead

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After an undefeated week, the Dodgers winning only four of seven games against the Angels and Padres seems kind of underwhelming. But 4-3 is a pace between 92 and 93 wins, and the kind of week that keeps the momentum moving forward.

The Dodgers have had 10 straight winning weeks, since losing four of six games in Week 3, from Apr. 17-23 against the Diamondbacks and Rockies. After that week, the Dodgers are 46-19, the best record in baseball during that span.

They started the week 2½ games up in the division, and the Dodgers ended the week 2½ games clear of Arizona, and knocked another seven games off the schedule.

Batter of the week

Logan Forsythe turned things around last week, collecting hits in eight straight at-bats — two shy of the franchise record — and reaching base in nine straight plate appearances. Forsythe was 10-for-20 (.500) during the week with two doubles and four walks.

Corey Seager continued to stay hot, but also missed three games while dealing with his hamstring strain. Austin Barnes had a great week on Friday alone, with two home runs and seven RBI. Both get honorable mention.

Pitcher of the week

Clayton Kershaw turned in a vintage performance against the Angels, striking out 12 in seven innings, while allowing only one unearned run.

The starting staff as a whole was very good all week, even with the Sunday hiccup by Kenta Maeda. Dodgers starters posted a 2.28 ERA last week, averaging 6.19 innings per start.

Week 13 results

Record: 4-3
33 runs scored (4.71 per game)
18 runs allowed (2.57 per game)
.758 pythagorean record

Year to date

Record: 55-29
439 runs scored (5.23 per game)
286 runs allowed (3.40 per game)
.687 pythagorean record (58-26)

Transactions

Monday: Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation, and reliever Brock Stewart was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. In addition, outfielder Trayce Thompson was recalled from Triple-A, and pitcher Ross Stripling was optioned to Oklahoma City.

Saturday: Relief pitcher Josh Fields was recalled from Oklahoma City, and infielder Mike Freeman was optioned to Triple-A.

Game results

Monday: Angels 4, Dodgers 0

Tuesday: Dodgers 4, Angels 0

Wednesday: Angels 3, Dodgers 2

Thursday: Dodgers 6, Angels 2

Friday: Dodgers 10, Padres 4

Saturday: Dodgers 8, Padres 0

Sunday: Padres 5, Dodgers 3

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Willie Bloomquist gauntlet, first taking Monday off before heading into the All-Star break with a homestand against the Diamondbacks and Royals. The rotation for the D-backs series has been set, but the weekend plans are my best guess.

Week 14 schedule

Mon, Jul 3 Tue, Jul 4 Wed, Jul 5 Thu, Jul 6 Fri, Jul 7 Sat, Jul 8 Sun, Jul 9
Mon, Jul 3 Tue, Jul 4 Wed, Jul 5 Thu, Jul 6 Fri, Jul 7 Sat, Jul 8 Sun, Jul 9
Off vs. D-backs vs. D-backs vs. D-backs vs. Royals vs. Royals vs. Royals
6:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 1:10 p.m.
Kershaw v. Wood v. Hill v. Maeda v. McCarthy v. Kershaw v.
Corbin (L) Godley Greinke Hammel Farrell Kennedy
SNLA SNLA/MLBN SNLA SNLA Fox 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 | May 22-28 | May 29-Jun 4 | June 5-11 | June 12-18 | June 19-25

Stats

Week 13 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
Seager 14 1 6 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 14 0.429 0.429 0.786 1.214 0.625 Seager
Forsythe 20 8 10 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 24 0.500 0.583 0.600 1.183 0.556 Forsythe
Grandal 14 2 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 17 0.214 0.353 0.643 0.996 0.091 Grandal
Turner 21 5 6 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 26 0.286 0.423 0.571 0.995 0.211 Turner
Pederson 18 2 4 0 0 2 6 0 0 2 5 1 0 0 21 0.222 0.333 0.556 0.889 0.182 Pederson
Puig 21 2 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 22 0.333 0.364 0.476 0.840 0.353 Puig
Taylor 25 2 7 2 0 1 5 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 27 0.280 0.333 0.480 0.813 0.316 Taylor
Utley 17 2 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 20 0.176 0.250 0.471 0.721 0.167 Utley
Hernandez 16 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 19 0.125 0.263 0.188 0.451 0.182 Hernandez
Bellinger 27 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 12 0 0 0 31 0.148 0.258 0.185 0.443 0.267 Bellinger
Starters 193 29 52 10 0 10 24 0 2 24 43 3 0 1 221 0.269 0.357 0.477 0.834 0.298 Starters
Barnes 13 2 4 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 14 0.308 0.357 0.769 1.126 0.222 Barnes
Thompson 16 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 20 0.188 0.350 0.438 0.788 0.182 Thompson
Freeman 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Freeman
Bench 33 4 7 1 0 3 8 0 0 4 8 1 0 0 38 0.212 0.316 0.515 0.831 0.182 Bench
Pitchers 13 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 14 0.154 0.154 0.154 0.308 0.250 Pitchers
Offense 239 33 61 11 0 13 33 0 2 28 56 4 1 1 273 0.255 0.342 0.464 0.806 0.281 Offense

Week 13 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
Kershaw 1 1 1 0 7.0 3 1 0 0 2 0 12 0 0.00 0.714 0.63 Kershaw
Wood 1 1 1 0 6.0 2 1 1 0 3 0 8 0 1.50 0.833 2.03 Wood
Hill 2 2 1 1 14.0 8 3 3 0 3 0 18 1 1.93 0.786 1.49 Hill
Ryu 1 1 0 0 5.7 7 2 2 1 1 0 8 0 3.18 1.412 3.20 Ryu
Maeda 2 2 1 1 10.7 12 5 5 1 1 0 7 1 4.22 1.219 3.67 Maeda
Starters 7 7 4 2 0 43.3 32 12 11 2 10 0 53 2 2.28 0.969 2.18 Starters
Stewart 2 0 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 0.250 1.70 Stewart
Morrow 3 0 0 3.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0.00 0.273 1.84 Morrow
Baez 2 0 1 1.7 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 1.200 -0.40 Baez
Fields 1 0 0 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0.00 1.200 2.60 Fields
Jansen 1 0 0 1 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.000 1.70 Jansen
Dayton 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 4.50 1.500 5.20 Dayton
Avilan 4 0 0 1.7 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 5.40 3.000 -0.40 Avilan
Romo 2 0 0 2.0 5 3 3 2 3 0 3 0 13.50 4.000 17.70 Romo
Bullpen 17 0 0 1 1 18.0 16 6 5 2 6 0 20 1 2.50 1.222 3.59 Bullpen
Totals 24 7 4 3 1 61.3 48 18 16 4 16 0 73 3 2.35 1.043 2.60 Totals