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Dodgers Week 3 review: Bookending the losses

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MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers bookended their week with a pair of good wins, but in between was three games of bad baseball and another losing week. We are five series into 2018 and the Dodgers have yet to win one.

Dodgers batter of the week

Chris Taylor hit three home runs, including two to lead off a game, and led the team with six RBI and tied for the team lead with four runs scored. Honorable mention goes to Yasmani Grandal, who continued hitting (5-for-11, home run), and Chase Utley, who was 4-for-10 with four RBI. Utley is 4-for-5 as a pinch hitter this season

Dodgers pitcher of the week

Hyun-jin Ryu takes the cake this week with six scoreless innings and eight strikeouts against Oakland. He narrowly beats out Clayton Kershaw, who started with six scoreless innings against Arizona, with 12 strikeouts, but allowed a run in the seventh inning.

Week 3 results

2-3 record
25 runs scored (5.00 per game)
35 runs allowed (7.00 per game)
.351 pythagorean record

Season to date

5-9 record
54 runs scored (3.86 per game)
62 runs allowed (4.43 per game)
.437 pythagorean record (6-8)

Transactions

Saturday: Andrew Toles was off to a hot start, hitting .462 (12-for-26) with four doubles and a home run in Triple-A, but pulled a hamstring and was placed on the seven-day minor league DL.

Saturday: Relief pitcher Dylan Baker was sent outright to Double-A Tulsa, removing him from the 40-man roster.

Sunday: Logan Forsythe went on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, and utility man Breyvic Valera was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City

Game results

Tuesday: Dodgers 4, A’s 0

This 1974 Topps card of Padres pitcher Rich Troedson is one of several variants that used “Washington” instead of “San Diego” because of the team’s pending move.

Wednesday: A’s 16, Dodgers 6

Friday: Diamondbacks 8, Dodgers 7

Saturday: Diamondbacks 9, Dodgers 1

Sunday: Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 2

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Ray Kroc gauntlet this week, heading to San Diego for three games against the Padres followed by a return home to play the Nationals over the weekend. The Padres were so close to moving to Washington following the 1973 season that Topps produced several cards in their 1974 set with “Washington” and “Nat’l Lea.” Padres cards, but Kroc, the McDonald’s owner, bought the team in January 1974 and kept them in San Diego.

Week 4 schedule

Mon, Apr 16 Tue, Apr 17 Wed, Apr 18 Thu, Apr 19 Fri, Apr 20 Sat, Apr 21 Sun, Apr 22
Mon, Apr 16 Tue, Apr 17 Wed, Apr 18 Thu, Apr 19 Fri, Apr 20 Sat, Apr 21 Sun, Apr 22
at Padres at Padres at Padres Off vs. Nationals vs. Nationals vs. Nationals
7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 5:05 p.m.
Ryu Wood Maeda Hill Kershaw Ryu
v. Erlin (L) v. Mitchell v. Ross v. Scherzer v. Strasburg v. Hellickson
SNLA/MLBN SNLA SNLA SNLA SNLA/KTLA/MLBN ESPN

Previous weeks in review: Mar. 29-Apr. 1 | Apr. 2-8

Stats

Week 3 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
Grandal 11 2 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 13 0.455 0.538 0.818 1.357 0.444 Grandal
Taylor 22 4 6 1 0 3 6 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 23 0.273 0.304 0.727 1.032 0.231 Taylor
Kemp 18 4 6 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 19 0.333 0.368 0.611 0.980 0.556 Kemp
Bellinger 22 4 8 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 22 0.364 0.364 0.545 0.909 0.412 Bellinger
Puig 15 4 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 17 0.267 0.353 0.400 0.753 0.333 Puig
Hernandez 13 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 14 0.231 0.214 0.462 0.676 0.286 Hernandez
Forsythe 14 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 0.214 0.214 0.357 0.571 0.231 Forsythe
Seager 21 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 22 0.190 0.227 0.333 0.561 0.176 Seager
Starters 136 22 39 9 0 8 20 0 1 6 32 1 0 1 144 0.287 0.319 0.529 0.849 0.320 Starters
Farmer 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.667 0.667 0.667 1.333 0.667 Farmer
Valera 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 ----- 1.000 ------ 1.000 ------ Valera
Utley 10 1 4 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 13 0.400 0.462 0.500 0.962 0.400 Utley
Barnes 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 11 0.250 0.455 0.250 0.705 0.400 Barnes
Pederson 11 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 12 0.182 0.250 0.273 0.523 0.222 Pederson
Bench 32 3 10 2 0 0 5 0 0 7 6 0 0 1 40 0.313 0.425 0.375 0.800 0.370 Bench
Pitchers 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 8 0.143 0.250 0.143 0.393 0.200 Pitchers
Offense 175 25 50 11 0 8 25 0 1 14 40 1 0 2 192 0.286 0.339 0.486 0.824 0.326 Offense

Week 3 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
Ryu 1 1 1 0 6.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 0.00 0.333 1.03 Ryu
Kershaw 1 1 1 0 7.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 12 0 1.29 0.286 1.63 Kershaw
Maeda 1 1 0 1 2.7 5 5 2 0 2 0 2 0 6.75 2.625 3.95 Maeda
Hill 1 1 0 1 5.0 7 7 7 2 2 0 5 0 12.60 1.800 7.60 Hill
Wood 1 1 0 1 3.7 7 7 7 1 0 0 5 0 17.18 1.909 4.02 Wood
Starters 5 5 2 3 0 24.3 22 20 17 4 5 0 32 0 6.29 1.110 3.32 Starters
Baez 3 0 0 3.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0.00 1.000 -0.13 Baez
Jansen 2 0 0 1 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.600 2.00 Jansen
Stripling 3 0 0 3.7 6 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 2.45 2.182 2.65 Stripling
Fields 2 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 4.50 1.500 0.70 Fields
Alexander 2 0 0 3.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 6.00 1.000 4.20 Alexander
Chargois 2 0 0 1.3 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 6.75 1.500 9.95 Chargois
Cingrani 2 0 0 2.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 4 0 9.00 1.500 5.70 Cingrani
Font 2 0 0 4.0 9 8 8 4 0 0 3 0 18.00 2.250 14.70 Font
Bullpen 18 0 0 0 1 20.7 28 15 15 6 4 0 23 0 6.53 1.548 5.33 Bullpen
Totals 23 5 2 3 1 45.0 50 35 32 10 9 0 55 0 6.40 1.311 4.24 Totals