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Dodgers Week 5: Starts for Walker Buehler

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MLB: Game 1-Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers played more bad baseball last week, dropping a series to the lowly Marlins and the rival Giants. They played the two worst scoring offenses in the National League (heading into last week) and allowed over five runs a game, and the result was five losses in seven games.

They suffered injuries, some more serious than others, then Sunday saw a player benched for not hustling, and no it wasn’t who you might think.

Looking back, the best outcome for the Dodgers is that this week is more remembered for Walker Buehler making his first major league start(s).

Batter of the week

Joc Pederson hit .500 last week, including a career-best four hits in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Despite starting just three of the seven games Pederson led the team in hits (eight), RBI (six) and walks (five), posting a .619 on-base percentage.

Pitcher of the week

Walker Buehler made his first two major league starts and was just fine, allowing a total of two runs in his 10 innings, with 11 strikeouts. He threw 89 pitches Monday against Miami and 94 on Saturday in San Francisco, the two highest pitch totals in a game in his professional career.

Week 5 results

2-5 record
34 runs scored (4.86 per game)
36 runs allowed (5.14 per game)
.474 pythagorean record

Season to date

12-15 record
128 runs scored (4.74 per game)
116 runs allowed (4.30 per game)
.545 pythagorean record (15-12)

Transactions

Monday: Walker Buehler was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to make his first major league start, and pitcher Wilmer Font was designated for assignment.

Tuesday: Relief pitcher Daniel Hudson was called up from Triple-A and Buehler was optioned to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Wednesday: Font was traded to the A’s for minor league pitcher Logan Salow, who later reported to Class-A Great Lakes.

Saturday: Buehler was promoted for a day as the 26th man for the doubleheader. In between games of the doubleheader outfielder Alex Verdugo was recalled and relief pitcher Scott Alexander was optioned to Oklahoma City.

Sunday: Yasiel Puig was placed on the 10-day DL with a left hip contusion, and Brock Stewart was recalled from Triple-A. Buehler was optioned to Rancho Cucamonga.

Game results

Monday: Dodgers 2, Marlins 1

Tuesday: Marlins 3, Dodgers 2

Wednesday: Marlins 8, Dodgers 6

Friday: Giants 6, Dodgers 4

Saturday: Dodgers 15, Giants 6 (Game 1)

Saturday: Giants 8, Dodgers 3 (Game 2)

Sunday: Giants 4, Dodgers 2

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Andy Benes gauntlet this week, with four games in Phoenix against the Diamondbacks then three games in Monterrey, Mexico against the Padres. The pitching matchups for the weekend are an educated guess.

Week 6 schedule

Mon, Apr 30 Tue, May 1 Wed, May 2 Thu, May 3 Fri, May 4 Sat, May 5 Sun, May 6
Mon, Apr 30 Tue, May 1 Wed, May 2 Thu, May 3 Fri, May 4 Sat, May 5 Sun, May 6
at D-backs at D-backs at D-backs at D-backs at Padres at Padres at Padres
6:40 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 12:40 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 4:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m.
Stripling Kershaw Ryu Wood Buehler Maeda Kershaw
v. Greinke v. Koch v. Godley v. Corbin (L) v. Lucchesi (L) v. Mitchell v. Lauer (L)
SNLA SNLA SNLA Facebook SNLA/MLBN SNLA/FS1 SNLA/ESPN

Thursday’s finale in Arizona is exclusively streamed on Facebook; there will be no television broadcast of this game nor will it be available through MLBtv. Saturday’s game in Mexico will be televised by both SportsNet LA and Fox Sports 1, with the FS1 broadcast available in local markets. The MLB Network broadcast Friday and ESPN broadcast Sunday are subject to local blackouts.

Previous weeks in review: Mar. 29-Apr. 1 | Apr. 2-8 | Apr. 9-15 | Apr. 16-22

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
Hernandez 16 2 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 19 0.313 0.421 0.625 1.046 0.333 Hernandez
Seager 22 3 7 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 24 0.318 0.375 0.500 0.875 0.353 Seager
Bellinger 24 5 7 2 1 0 4 0 0 4 5 0 0 1 29 0.292 0.379 0.458 0.838 0.350 Bellinger
Kemp 18 4 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 19 0.278 0.316 0.500 0.816 0.267 Kemp
Taylor 32 7 7 3 0 1 2 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 34 0.219 0.265 0.406 0.671 0.261 Taylor
Farmer 17 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 1 0 0 20 0.235 0.350 0.294 0.644 0.333 Farmer
Barnes 17 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 5 5 2 0 0 24 0.118 0.375 0.235 0.610 0.167 Barnes
Grandal 23 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 24 0.130 0.167 0.304 0.471 0.118 Grandal
Puig 13 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 13 0.077 0.077 0.154 0.231 0.100 Puig
Starters 182 25 41 12 2 5 20 3 0 20 40 3 0 1 206 0.225 0.311 0.396 0.706 0.261 Starters
Verdugo 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.667 0.750 0.667 1.417 0.667 Verdugo
Pederson 16 2 8 1 1 0 6 1 1 5 3 0 0 0 21 0.500 0.619 0.688 1.307 0.615 Pederson
Utley 14 4 4 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 17 0.286 0.412 0.500 0.912 0.400 Utley
Muncy 11 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 12 0.273 0.333 0.364 0.697 0.500 Muncy
Bench 44 9 17 5 1 0 10 1 1 10 12 0 0 0 54 0.386 0.500 0.545 1.045 0.531 Bench
Pitchers 13 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 15 0.231 0.231 0.308 0.538 0.375 Pitchers
Offense 239 34 61 18 3 5 32 4 1 30 57 3 2 1 275 0.255 0.344 0.418 0.763 0.315 Offense

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
Buehler 2 2 1 0 10.0 10 2 2 0 4 0 11 0 1.80 1.400 2.20 Buehler
Ryu 1 1 0 0 5.7 4 2 2 2 0 0 7 0 3.18 0.706 5.32 Ryu
Maeda 2 2 0 1 12.0 9 5 5 2 5 0 10 0 3.75 1.167 4.95 Maeda
Kershaw 1 1 0 1 5.0 5 3 3 1 6 0 7 0 5.40 2.200 6.60 Kershaw
Wood 1 1 0 1 6.0 6 4 4 0 1 0 4 0 6.00 1.167 2.37 Wood
Starters 7 7 1 3 0 38.7 34 16 16 5 16 0 39 0 3.72 1.293 4.11 Starters
Stripling 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0.00 0.333 1.53 Stripling
Liberatore 4 1 0 2.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0.00 0.857 2.77 Liberatore
Jansen 1 0 0 1.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 1.000 -0.80 Jansen
Chargois 4 0 0 3.7 2 1 1 0 3 1 6 1 2.45 1.364 2.38 Chargois
Fields 3 0 0 1 2.3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.86 1.286 8.77 Fields
Alexander 3 0 0 3.0 5 2 2 1 2 0 4 0 6.00 2.333 6.87 Alexander
Hudson 3 0 0 2.7 4 5 5 1 2 0 4 0 16.88 2.250 7.33 Hudson
Baez 3 0 1 2.0 6 4 4 1 2 0 3 0 18.00 4.000 9.70 Baez
Cingrani 2 0 1 1.3 5 5 5 0 1 0 2 0 33.75 4.500 2.45 Cingrani
Bullpen 25 0 1 2 1 21.3 27 20 18 4 12 1 27 1 7.59 1.828 4.79 Bullpen
Totals 32 7 2 5 1 60.0 61 36 34 9 28 1 66 1 5.10 1.483 4.35 Totals