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Dodgers Week 6: Extreme lows & highs

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It’s hard to have a no-hitter yet still experience a season-altering, soul-crushing week. Yet the Dodgers managed to do just that. Corey Seager is out for the year with Tommy John surgery, and Clayton Kershaw has left biceps tendonitis that will keep him out for an undetermined amount of time.

That, and Hyun-jin Ryu, the starting pitcher who performed the best so far in 2018, will miss months with a groin muscle that tore off his bone.

The Dodgers even managed to sneak in a three-game losing streak in the middle of their losing week, when they dropped four of seven games to the Diamondbacks and Rockies. The Dodgers have played 11 series this season, and have won two of them. They ended the week four games under .500 and eight games back in the National League West, which is more of a pipe dream at this point.

Batter of the week

Matt Kemp is the best Dodgers hitter at the moment, and he was fantastic last week, going 10-for-25 (.400) with two doubles and a home run. He was especially effective against one of his old teams, going 7-for-12 (.583) against the Padres.

Pitcher of the week

Walker Buehler was brilliant on Friday night in Mexico, pitching six scoreless and hitless innings in just his third major league start, striking out eight. Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia and Adam Liberatore followed with scoreless innings to complete the first combined no-hitter in Dodgers franchise history.

Week 6 results

3-4 record
23 runs scored (3.29 per game)
25 runs allowed (3.57 per game)
.462 pythagorean record

Season to date

15-19 record
151 runs scored (4.44 per game)
141 runs allowed (4.15 per game)
.531 pythagorean record (18-16)

Transactions

Monday: Corey Seager was placed on the disabled list after it was learned Tommy John surgery would end his season, and Breyvic Valera was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Tuesday: Edward Paredes was recalled from Triple-A, and Brock Stewart was optioned to Oklahoma City.

Thursday: Hyun-jin Ryu was placed on the disabled list with a torn groin muscle, and Yimi Garcia was recalled from Triple-A. a Tim Locastro was also recalled, and Valera was optioned.

Friday: Walker Buehler was recalled from Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, and Paredes was optioned to Triple-A. Valera was added as the 26th man for the weekend series in Mexico.

Sunday: Clayton Kershaw hit the DL with right biceps tendonitis, and Stewart was recalled from Triple-A.

Game results

Monday: Diamondbacks 8, Dodgers 5

Tuesday: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 3

Wednesday: Dodgers 2, Diamondbacks 1

Thursday: Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 2

Friday: Dodgers 4, Padres 0

Saturday: Padres 7, Dodgers 4

Sunday: Padres 3, Dodgers 0

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Kelly Stinnett gauntlet this week, first taking Monday off before a brief, two-game series at home against the Diamondbacks followed by hosting the Reds for a four-game weekend set.

Week 7 schedule

Mon, May 7 Tue, May 8 Wed, May 9 Thu, May 10 Fri, May 11 Sat, May 12 Sun, May 13
Mon, May 7 Tue, May 8 Wed, May 9 Thu, May 10 Fri, May 11 Sat, May 12 Sun, May 13
Off vs. D-backs vs. D-backs vs. Reds vs. Reds vs. Reds vs. Reds
7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m.
Hill Wood Buehler Maeda Stripling Hill
v. Godley v. Corbin (L) v. Mahle v. Finnegan (L) v. Bailey v. Castillo
SNLA SNLA/MLBN SNLA SNLA SNLA/MLBN SNLA

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

Stats

Week 6 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
Kemp 25 2 10 2 0 1 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 26 0.400 0.423 0.600 1.023 0.450 Kemp
Muncy 13 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 16 0.231 0.375 0.462 0.837 0.222 Muncy
Pederson 16 1 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 6 1 0 1 21 0.250 0.381 0.438 0.818 0.364 Pederson
Taylor 27 4 7 2 0 1 3 0 0 3 6 1 0 0 31 0.259 0.355 0.444 0.799 0.300 Taylor
Bellinger 24 2 6 1 0 1 4 1 0 2 7 0 0 1 27 0.250 0.296 0.417 0.713 0.294 Bellinger
Verdugo 25 2 6 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 27 0.240 0.269 0.400 0.669 0.286 Verdugo
Grandal 17 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 8 1 0 1 23 0.176 0.348 0.294 0.642 0.300 Grandal
Utley 17 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 19 0.118 0.211 0.235 0.446 0.167 Utley
Hernandez 19 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 20 0.105 0.150 0.263 0.413 0.091 Hernandez
Starters 183 20 43 12 2 5 19 1 0 20 50 3 1 3 210 0.235 0.316 0.404 0.720 0.290 Starters
Barnes 9 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 14 0.222 0.500 0.556 1.056 0.143 Barnes
Locastro 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 9 0.286 0.444 0.429 0.873 0.667 Locastro
Farmer 13 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 14 0.154 0.214 0.154 0.368 0.182 Farmer
Valera 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0.000 0.250 0.000 0.250 0.000 Valera
Bench 32 3 6 1 0 1 2 1 0 6 8 3 0 0 41 0.188 0.366 0.313 0.678 0.217 Bench
Pitchers 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 13 0.154 0.154 0.154 0.308 0.250 Pitchers
Offense 228 23 51 13 2 6 21 2 0 26 63 6 1 3 264 0.224 0.316 0.377 0.693 0.278 Offense

Week 6 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 1 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 8 0 0.00 0.500 2.03 Buehler
Ryu 1 1 0 0 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0.00 1.500 2.45 Ryu
Wood 1 1 0 0 5.0 4 1 1 0 2 0 8 0 1.80 1.200 1.20 Wood
Kershaw 1 1 0 0 6.0 6 2 2 2 1 0 6 0 3.00 1.167 6.03 Kershaw
Stripling 2 2 0 1 8.0 12 4 4 2 3 1 7 0 4.50 1.875 5.45 Stripling
Maeda 1 1 0 0 5.0 4 3 3 1 1 0 7 0 5.40 1.000 3.60 Maeda
Starters 7 7 1 1 0 31.3 27 10 10 5 11 1 38 0 2.87 1.213 3.81 Starters
Garcia 3 0 0 2.3 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 1.286 1.49 Garcia
Chargois 2 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0.00 0.500 1.20 Chargois
Stripling 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.000 1.20 Stripling
Paredes 1 0 0 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000 7.70 Paredes
Baez 2 0 0 3.7 4 1 1 0 2 0 6 0 2.45 1.636 1.56 Baez
Jansen 3 0 0 2 3.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 3.00 1.333 4.53 Jansen
Stewart 2 0 0 2.7 4 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 3.38 1.875 6.95 Stewart
Cingrani 4 0 1 3.3 4 2 2 1 3 0 5 1 5.40 2.100 7.70 Cingrani
Hudson 3 1 0 4.7 4 4 3 0 3 0 4 0 5.79 1.500 3.41 Hudson
Fields 3 0 1 3.0 3 3 3 2 2 0 2 0 9.00 1.667 12.53 Fields
Liberatore 3 0 1 1.3 4 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 13.50 4.500 4.70 Liberatore
Bullpen 27 0 2 3 2 27.7 28 15 13 4 16 1 28 2 4.23 1.590 4.90 Bullpen
Totals 34 7 3 4 2 59.0 55 25 23 9 27 2 66 2 3.51 1.390 4.32 Totals