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Dodgers Week 13: Dingers!

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Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

The Dodgers lost their first series in quite a while last week, dropping two of three games against the Cubs, a series that began with a rainout at Wrigley Field, followed by the Dodgers’ third doubleheader of the season. But they rebounded to still win four of their six games during the week, thanks to weekend trip to Citi Field.

After dropping two of three in Chicago the Dodgers welcomed their matchup with the lowly Mets, hitting 11 home runs in a three-game sweep in New York, including a whopping seven solo shots in the Sunday finale.

The Dodgers have beaten the Mets in 12 straight games, dating back to 2016, and have outscored New York 91-30 and out-homered them 41-17. Put another way, the Dodgers in their last 12 meetings with the Mets have hit more home runs than they have allowed runs.

Batter of the week

Cody Bellinger found his power stroke during the weekend, hitting a grand slam on Friday and two solo shots on Sunday in New York. Bellinger in 10 career games against the Mets has eight home runs and 16 RBI, and the Dodgers have won all 10.

Pitcher of the week

Caleb Ferguson gets this award thanks to four scoreless innings of relief on Saturday, striking out six for his first major league win. Seven different Dodgers relievers posted scoreless relief work for the week.

Week 13 results

4-2 record
26 runs scored (4.33 per game)
21 runs allowed (3.50 per game)
.596 pythagorean record

Season to date

41-35 record
360 runs scored (4.73 per game)
299 runs allowed (3.93 per game)
.584 pythagorean record (44-32)

Miscellany

Power party: The Dodgers, with six games remaining in June, are slugging .527 for the month. They have only slugged .500 in a month four times in franchise history, with a high of .520 in June 1950 in Brooklyn.

Double-digit dingers: Joc Pederson has nine home runs and Max Muncy eight in June. The Dodgers have never had two players hit 10 home runs in the same month.

Double-digit dingers, part deux: Pederson’s home run Sunday was his 10th of the season, giving the Dodgers six different players with at least 10 home runs on the season, through 76 team games. Last year was the first time in franchise history that the club had six players with 20 home runs. In addition, Yasiel Puig has nine home runs and is on pace for 19.

First one is the sweetest: After starting his first three major league appearance, Caleb Ferguson was used in relief on Saturday at Citi Field, piggybacking Clayton Kershaw ‘s first start back from the disabled list. Ferguson struck out six in four scoreless innings and earned his first major league win.

Get in line: Ferguson was the 19th different pitcher to get a win for the Dodgers this season. That’s one more than they had all of last season. The club record is 23 pitchers with a win in 2016.

Transactions

Tuesday: Rich Hill was activated from the disabled list and Breyvic Valera was optioned to Oklahoma City. Brock Stewart was called up as the 26th man for Game 2 of the doubleheader, then sent back to Triple-A after the game.

Wednesday: Kyle Farmer was optioned to Triple Oklahoma City after the game in Chicago.

Friday: Chase Utley was activated from the disabled list after missing 19 games with a sprained left thumb.

Saturday: Clayton Kershaw was activated off the disabled list to make his first start in over three weeks, and Adam Liberatore was optioned to Triple-A.

Game results

Monday: Dodgers at Cubs, ppd. rain/power

Tuesday: Dodgers 4, Cubs 3 (Game 1); Cubs 2, Dodgers 1 (Game 2)

Wednesday: Cubs 4, Dodgers 0

Friday: Dodgers 5, Mets 2

Saturday: Dodgers 8, Mets 3

Sunday: Dodgers 8, Mets 7 (11)

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Manny Corpas gauntlet this week, with two home series against the Cubs and Rockies. The Monday and Wednesday ESPN broadcasts will not be blacked out in Los Angeles, but the Tuesday ESPN broadcast will be blacked out. The pitching matchups are guestimates.

Week 14 schedule

Mon, Jun 25 Tue, Jun 26 Wed, Jun 27 Thu, Jun 28 Fri, Jun 29 Sat, Jun 30 Sun, Jul 1
Mon, Jun 25 Tue, Jun 26 Wed, Jun 27 Thu, Jun 28 Fri, Jun 29 Sat, Jun 30 Sun, Jul 1
vs. Cubs vs. Cubs vs. Cubs vs. Cubs vs. Rockies vs. Rockies vs. Rockies
7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 12:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 1:10 p.m.
Maeda Stripling Wood Kershaw Hill Maeda Stripling
v. Underwood v. Lester (L) v. Hendricks v. Quintana (L) v. Anderson (L) v. Marquez v. Bettis
SNLA/ESPN SNLA/ESPN SNLA/ESPN SNLA/MLBN SNLA Fox SNLA

Previous weeks in review: Mar. 29-Apr. 1 | Apr. 2-8 | Apr. 9-15 | Apr. 16-22 | Apr. 23-29 | Apr. 30-May 6 | May 7-13 | May 14-20 | May 21-27 | May 28-Jun 3 | Jun 4-10 | June 11-17

Stats

Week 13 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
Bellinger 21 5 6 0 1 3 6 1 0 4 7 0 0 0 25 0.286 0.400 0.810 1.210 0.273 Bellinger
Taylor 13 1 5 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 14 0.385 0.429 0.692 1.121 0.500 Taylor
Muncy 20 3 5 1 0 2 2 0 0 8 5 0 0 0 28 0.250 0.464 0.600 1.064 0.231 Muncy
Pederson 14 3 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 19 0.214 0.421 0.643 1.064 0.100 Pederson
Hernandez 22 5 7 1 0 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 25 0.318 0.375 0.636 1.011 0.294 Hernandez
Puig 23 1 7 1 0 1 2 1 1 3 4 0 0 0 26 0.304 0.385 0.478 0.863 0.333 Puig
Forsythe 15 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 16 0.267 0.313 0.400 0.713 0.308 Forsythe
Turner 18 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 21 0.167 0.286 0.333 0.619 0.133 Turner
Grandal 16 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 18 0.125 0.222 0.188 0.410 0.182 Grandal
Kemp 20 2 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 20 0.100 0.100 0.250 0.350 0.071 Kemp
Starters 182 24 44 8 2 12 22 2 1 28 38 1 1 0 212 0.242 0.346 0.505 0.851 0.242 Starters
Farmer 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 1.000 Farmer
Utley 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.800 0.400 Utley
Barnes 11 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 12 0.182 0.250 0.182 0.432 0.286 Barnes
Valera 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 ----- ----- ------ ----- ------ Valera
Bench 17 2 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 19 0.294 0.333 0.353 0.686 0.385 Bench
Pitchers 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 13 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Pitchers
Offense 209 26 49 9 2 12 25 2 1 29 47 1 5 0 244 0.234 0.331 0.469 0.799 0.247 Offense

Week 13 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 1 0 6.0 6 2 2 1 1 0 7 0 3.00 1.167 3.53 Wood
Hill 2 2 0 0 11.0 8 4 4 1 3 1 11 3 3.27 1.000 3.75 Hill
Stripling 1 1 0 1 6.0 8 3 3 1 0 0 7 0 4.50 1.333 3.03 Stripling
Kershaw 1 1 0 0 3.0 5 2 2 0 1 0 4 0 6.00 2.000 1.53 Kershaw
Maeda 1 1 0 0 3.7 5 3 3 0 5 1 2 0 7.36 2.727 5.38 Maeda
Starters 6 6 1 1 0 29.7 32 14 14 3 10 2 31 3 4.25 1.416 3.54 Starters
Alexander 3 0 0 4.7 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0.00 0.429 1.06 Alexander
Ferguson 1 1 0 4.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0.00 1.000 0.95 Ferguson
Hudson 4 1 0 3.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0.00 0.545 1.84 Hudson
Jansen 3 0 0 2 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 0.333 1.20 Jansen
Paredes 4 1 0 2.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 0.375 0.95 Paredes
Fields 2 0 0 1.7 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0.00 1.800 2.00 Fields
Liberatore 2 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0.00 5.000 13.20 Liberatore
Garcia 3 0 0 2.7 6 2 2 1 1 1 2 0 6.75 2.625 6.58 Garcia
Goeddel 2 0 0 2.0 3 4 4 2 1 0 2 0 18.00 2.000 15.70 Goeddel
Stewart 1 0 1 0.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 ----- ----- ----- Stewart
Bullpen 25 0 3 1 2 25.3 23 7 7 3 9 3 27 1 2.49 1.263 3.44 Bullpen
Totals 31 6 4 2 2 55.0 55 21 21 6 19 5 58 4 3.44 1.345 3.49 Totals