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Dodgers Week 18: The wins keep coming

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Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Dodgers were once again effective on their road trip last week to the east coast, winning five of six games against the Braves and Mets.

The bullpen allowed nine runs over 17 innings while the starting pitching was excellent, giving up only six runs total in the six games.

The Dodgers continued their tormenting of the Mets, hitting 10 more homers in New York. The weekend barrage brings the total to 25 homers against the Mets in seven games this season.

If it weren’t for one bad result for Pedro Baez, the Dodgers might have been undefeated in the six games. Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning off Baez to give the Braves their third win against the Dodgers in 2017.

The Braves are the only team the Dodgers have lost to since July 2, going 24-3 over that stretch.

Batter of the week

Chris Taylor kept his magic alive with three more homers, a double and a triple in a week he hit .320 with six RBIs. There were a lot of contenders on offense — Justin Turner and Yasiel Puig each hit a pair of home runs, while Corey Seager hit .375 with a dinger and Cody Bellinger hit four more homers.

Pitcher of the week

There has to be a tie between newly acquired Yu Darvish and Hyun-jin Ryu. Darvish tossed seven scoreless innings in his Dodgers debut on Friday, striking out 10 while giving up just three hits and a walk. Ryu also went seven scoreless, striking out eight while giving up just one hit and a walk.

Week 18 results

Record: 5-1
34 runs scored (5.67 per game)
15 runs allowed (2.50 per game)

Year to date

Record: 79-32
569 runs scored (5.13 per game)
365 runs allowed (3.29 per game)
.694 pythagorean record (77-34)

Transactions

Monday: Dodgers made three trades, the most important was sending Willie Calhoun, A.J. Alexy and Brendon Davis to the Rangers for Yu Darvish. Tony Watson was acquired from the Pirates for Angel German and Oneil Cruz. Tony Cingrani was acquired for Scott Van Slyke and Hendrik Clementina.

Dodgers designated Peter O’Brien for assignment and optioned Luis Ysla to Double-A Tulsa.

Tuesday: Edward Paredes was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Tony Watson to be activated.

Wednesday: Josh Ravin was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Yu Darvish.

Thursday: Brock Stewart was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Tony Cingrani. Adrian Gonzalez and Rob Segedin were sent on rehab assignments to Triple-A and Peter O’Brien was sent outright to Oklahoma City.

Friday: Dodgers claimed Dylan Floro off waivers and moved Franklin Gutierrez to the 60-day DL. Mike Freeman was designated for assignment while Chris Hatcher was sent to Oklahoma City to begin a rehab assignment.

Saturday: Mike Freeman elected Free Agency.

Game results

Tuesday: Dodgers 3, Braves 2

Wednesday: Braves 5, Dodgers 3

Thursday: Dodgers 7, Braves 4

Friday: Dodgers 6, Mets 0

Saturday: Dodgers 7, Mets 4

Sunday: Dodgers 8, Mets 0

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Steve Finley gauntlet, heading to Arizona for three with the Diamondbacks then welcoming the Padres to town for the weekend.

The pitching is a complete guess and is subject to change.

Week 19 schedule

Mon, Aug 7 Tue, Aug 8 Wed, Aug 9 Thu, Aug 10 Fri, Aug 11 Sat, Aug 12 Sun, Aug 13
Mon, Aug 7 Tue, Aug 8 Wed, Aug 9 Thu, Aug 10 Fri, Aug 11 Sat, Aug 12 Sun, Aug 13
Off at Dbacks at Dbacks at Dbacks vs Padres vs Padres vs Padres
6:40 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 7:10 p.m 6:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m.
Maeda v. Wood v. Darvish v. Hill v. Ryu v. Maeda
Godley Greinke TBD Richard Chacin Perdomo
SNLA SNLA SNLA 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 | May 22-28 | May 29-Jun 4 | June 5-11 | June 12-18 | June 19-25 | June 26-July 2 | July 3-9 | July 10-16 | July 17-23 | July 24-30

Week 18 hitting

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
Cody Bellinger 25 5 6 0 0 4 6 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 26 0.240 0.269 0.720 0.989 0.133 Cody Bellinger
Joc Pederson 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 17 0.000 0.235 0.000 0.235 0.000 Joc Pederson
Yasiel Puig 20 7 6 2 0 2 2 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 24 0.300 0.417 0.700 1.117 0.286 Yasiel Puig
Corey Seager 24 2 9 2 0 1 2 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 28 0.375 0.464 0.583 1.048 0.421 Corey Seager
Chris Taylor 25 9 8 1 1 3 6 1 0 1 5 1 0 0 27 0.320 0.370 0.800 1.170 0.294 Chris Taylor
Justin Turner 20 5 5 1 0 2 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 23 0.250 0.261 0.600 0.861 0.158 Justin Turner
Enrique Hernandez 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 12 0.182 0.250 0.182 0.432 0.333 Enrique Hernandez
Logan Forsythe 15 3 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 6 6 0 0 0 21 0.267 0.476 0.267 0.743 0.444 Logan Forsythe
Kyle Farmer 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.250 0.250 0.250 0.500 0.500 Kyle Farmer
Yasmani Grandal 15 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 16 0.133 0.188 0.200 0.388 0.286 Yasmani Grandal
Chase Utley 9 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0.333 0.333 0.667 1.000 0.400 Chase Utley
Austin Barnes 7 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 10 0.286 0.500 0.571 1.071 0.333 Austin Barnes

Week 18 pitching

Player G GS W L SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP ERA WHIP FIP Pitcher
Player G GS W L SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP ERA WHIP FIP Pitcher
Rich Hill 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 6 3 3 3 1 0 8 0 5.40 1.400 8.34 Rich Hill
Hyun-Jin Ryu 1 1 1 0 0 7.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0.00 0.143 0.86 Hyun-Jin Ryu
Alex Wood 1 1 1 0 0 6.0 7 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 1.50 1.500 3.48 Alex Wood
Yu Darvish 1 1 1 0 0 7.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 0.00 0.571 0.71 Yu Darvish
Kenta Maeda 1 1 1 0 0 7.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0.00 0.429 1.86 Kenta Maeda
Brock Stewart 1 1 0 0 0 4.0 3 2 2 1 3 0 1 0 4.50 1.500 8.14 Brock Stewart
Starters 6 6 4 0 0 36.0 22 6 6 4 8 0 35 0 1.50 0.830 3.31 Starters
Luis Avilan 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0.00 2.000 6.64 Luis Avilan
Josh Fields 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 1.000 1.14 Josh Fields
Josh Ravin 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 inf inf 19.14 Josh Ravin
Brandon Morrow 2 0 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0.00 0.500 1.64 Brandon Morrow
Tony Watson 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.500 1.14 Tony Watson
Tony Cingrani 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 3 3 1 0 0 4 0 13.50 1.500 5.64 Tony Cingrani
Ross Stripling 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 4 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 6.00 1.333 5.48 Ross Stripling
Pedro Baez 2 0 0 1 0 2.0 2 2 2 1 2 0 2 0 9.00 2.000 10.64 Pedro Baez
Kenley Jansen 2 0 0 0 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0.00 0.500 -1.36 Kenley Jansen
Bullpen 17 0 1 1 1 17.0 14 9 9 4 8 0 23 0 4.76 1.290 4.91 Bullpen
Totals 23 6 5 1 1 53.0 36 15 15 8 16 0 58 0 2.55 0.980 3.82 Totals