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Dodgers Week 7: The Big Dead Machine

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MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers got swept at home by the team with the worst record in the National League, dropping four straight to the Reds over the weekend. That made the Dodgers losers of 14 of their last 19 games and off to their worst 40-game start in 60 years.

They have lost three straight series to last-place teams, but it’s hard to lose to a last-place team when you are one. The Dodgers suddenly find themselves just one game out of last in the National League West.

There have been seven weeks this season, and the Dodgers have had a losing record in five of them. They are on pace for 97 losses.

Sure the sweep by the Reds may feel like rock bottom for the Dodgers, but they continue to surprise with a seemingly endless reservoir of disappointment this year so I’m not so sure.

Batter of the week

Yasmani Grandal hit a pair of home runs and walked five times, posting an 1.102 OPS. Close second goes to Max Muncy, who drove in three runs with a home run of his own and four doubles.

Pitcher of the week

Walker Buehler struck out eight and walked none on Thursday against Cincinnati, allowing two runs. He beat out solid starts by Ross Stripling and Alex Wood.

Week 7 results

1-5 record
20 runs scored (3.33 per game)
31 runs allowed (5.17 per game)
.310 pythagorean record

Season to date

16-24 record
171 runs scored (4.28 per game)
172 runs allowed (4.30 per game)
.497 pythagorean record (20-20)

Transactions

Monday: Utility man Breyvic Valera was returned to Triple-A Oklahoma City after he was the 26th man for three games in Mexico.

Tuesday: Rich Hill was activated from the disabled list and Brock Stewart was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Wednesday: Yasiel Puig was activated from the disabled list in a flurry of moves. Tony Cingrani was placed on the 10-day DL with left shoulder inflammation, while Alex Verdugo and Yimi Garcia were optioned to Triple-A. Stewart and Scott Alexander were recalled from Oklahoma City.

Saturday: Pat Venditte was called up from Triple-A, and Stewart was optioned. Corey Seager was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Game results

Tuesday: Diamondbacks 8, Dodgers 5 (12)

Wednesday: Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 3

Thursday: Reds 4, Dodgers 1

Friday: Reds 6, Dodgers 2

Saturday: Reds 5, Dodgers 3

Sunday: Reds 5, Dodgers 3

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Austin Kearns gauntlet this week, taking Monday off before a six-game road trip to Miami and Washington.

Week 8 schedule

Mon, May 14 Tue, May 15 Wed, May 16 Thu, May 17 Fri, May 18 Sat, May 19 Sun, May 20
Mon, May 14 Tue, May 15 Wed, May 16 Thu, May 17 Fri, May 18 Sat, May 19 Sun, May 20
Off at Marlins at Marlins at Marlins at Nationals at Nationals at Nationals
4:10 p.m. 4:10 p.m. 9:10 a.m. 4:05 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 10:35 a.m.
Wood Buehler Maeda Stripling Hill Wood
v. Chen (L) v. Smith (L) v. Straily v. Strasburg v. Hellickson v. Gonzalez (L)
SNLA SNLA SNLA/MLBN SNLA/MLBN SNLA SNLA/MLBN

Previous weeks in review: Mar. 29-Apr. 1 | Apr. 2-8 | Apr. 9-15 | Apr. 16-22 | Apr. 23-29 | Apr. 30-May 6

Stats

Week 7 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 17 3 5 0 0 2 3 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 22 0.294 0.455 0.647 1.102 0.214 Grandal
Muncy 17 1 5 2 0 1 3 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 19 0.294 0.368 0.588 0.957 0.364 Muncy
Puig 15 3 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 15 0.267 0.267 0.467 0.733 0.300 Puig
Taylor 21 4 4 1 1 0 2 1 0 4 7 2 0 0 27 0.190 0.370 0.333 0.704 0.286 Taylor
Bellinger 25 2 5 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 10 1 0 0 27 0.200 0.259 0.440 0.699 0.286 Bellinger
Utley 18 0 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 19 0.222 0.263 0.278 0.541 0.250 Utley
Kemp 24 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 26 0.208 0.269 0.250 0.519 0.250 Kemp
Pederson 19 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 21 0.105 0.190 0.105 0.296 0.118 Pederson
Starters 156 14 34 6 2 5 16 1 0 17 35 3 0 0 176 0.218 0.307 0.378 0.685 0.250 Starters
Hernandez 13 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 14 0.231 0.286 0.462 0.747 0.250 Hernandez
Barnes 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 12 0.300 0.417 0.300 0.717 0.750 Barnes
Farmer 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 10 0.222 0.200 0.222 0.422 0.286 Farmer
Verdugo 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333 0.250 Verdugo
Locastro 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 0.000 0.200 0.000 0.200 0.000 Locastro
Bench 42 6 9 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 16 0 0 1 47 0.214 0.277 0.286 0.562 0.308 Bench
Pitchers 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 10 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Pitchers
Offense 205 20 43 6 2 6 18 1 0 21 56 3 3 1 233 0.210 0.291 0.346 0.638 0.257 Offense

Week 7 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
Wood 1 1 0 0 5.0 5 1 1 1 3 0 4 0 1.80 1.600 6.00 Wood
Buehler 1 1 0 1 6.0 5 2 2 0 0 0 8 0 3.00 0.833 0.53 Buehler
Stripling 1 1 0 0 5.3 6 2 2 0 0 0 7 0 3.38 1.125 0.57 Stripling
Hill 2 2 0 1 9.7 13 8 7 4 6 0 9 0 6.52 1.966 8.58 Hill
Maeda 1 1 0 1 4.7 9 5 5 1 2 0 5 0 9.64 2.357 5.13 Maeda
Starters 6 6 0 3 0 30.7 38 18 17 6 11 0 33 0 4.99 1.598 4.67 Starters
Jansen 3 0 0 1 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.250 2.20 Jansen
Fields 3 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.667 3.20 Fields
Alexander 2 0 0 2.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.00 0.429 3.63 Alexander
Liberatore 2 0 0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.000 0.20 Liberatore
Cingrani 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.000 3.20 Cingrani
Hudson 3 0 0 4.0 2 1 1 1 2 1 3 0 2.25 1.000 5.70 Hudson
Baez 3 1 0 3.0 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.00 1.667 1.20 Baez
Stewart 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 3.00 1.000 4.87 Stewart
Venditte 2 0 0 1.7 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 10.80 1.800 8.60 Venditte
Chargois 3 0 1 2.0 6 5 5 1 4 0 3 0 22.50 5.000 12.70 Chargois
Garcia 1 0 1 1.0 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 27.00 3.000 19.20 Garcia
Bullpen 24 0 1 2 1 26.3 23 13 13 4 10 1 18 1 4.44 1.253 4.95 Bullpen
Totals 30 6 1 5 1 57.0 61 31 30 10 21 1 51 1 4.74 1.439 4.80 Totals