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Dodgers Week 10: Offense busts out at Coors Field

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This was a fleeting week for the Dodgers, who saw their ace back but only for one day, with Clayton Kershaw joining Kenta Maeda on a disabled list that includes 80% of the Dodgers’ opening day rotation.

They lost a game by a run that was counted despite the runner never touching home plate. The Dodgers even had a five-man bench at one point during the week. For one day anyway.

But despite all that the Dodgers won five of their seven games, including finding their offense with a weekend romp in Coors Field. When catcher Yasmani Grandal was asked by Alanna Rizzo on Sunday what changed to spur the offense he simply said, “Colorado.”

The bullpen was fantastic this week, even more so if you count Dennis Santana in his major league debut as a starter, since he followed four-out opener Scott Alexander. a Dodgers relievers posted a 3.16 ERA as is but swapping those two it was 2.34 with 39 strikeouts and six walks.

The Dodgers are 4-0-1 in their last five series after winning just two of their first 14 series.

Batter of the week

Matt Kemp continued his renaissance with three more home runs and eight RBI, hitting .429 (9-for-21). Honorable mention goes to Yasiel Puig, who was 10-for-22 (.455) with a home run, one of five Dodgers with a 1.000 OPS or higher last week.

Kemp was also named NL Player of the Week for the sixth time in his career.

Pitcher of the week

Ross Stripling finished off his stellar May with a strong seven-inning performance against the Phillies with nine strikeouts. Honorable mention goes to Tony Cingrani, who retired 12 of his 13 batters in relief with seven strikeouts.

Week 10 results

5-2 record
48 runs scored (6.86 per game)
33 runs allowed (4.71 per game)
.665 pythagorean record

Season to date

29-30 record
273 runs scored (4.63 per game)
236 runs allowed (4.00 per game)
.566 pythagorean record (33-26)

Transactions

Monday: Yimi Garcia was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and Edward Paredes was optioned to OKC.

Tuesday: Breyvic Valera was recalled from Oklahoma City, and Brock Stewart was optioned to Triple-A after his Monday start.

Wednesday: Kenta Maeda was placed on the 10-day DL with right hip strain, and Dennis Santana was recalled from Triple-A.

Wednesday: A left thumb sprain landed Chase Utley on the 10-day disabled list, and Pat Venditte was recalled from Oklahoma City.

Thursday: Clayton Kershaw was activated off the disabled list after missing four weeks with left biceps tendonitis. Venditte was optioned back to Triple-A.

Friday: Kershaw went back on the DL with a lower back strain, his third straight season with a back-related DL trip. Stewart was recalled to the majors for a fifth time in 2018.

Saturday: P.J. Conlon was claimed off waivers from the Mets, and Hyun-jin Ryu was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Game results

Monday: Dodgers 5, Phillies 4

Tuesday: Phillies 6, Dodgers 1

Wednesday: Dodgers 8, Phillies 2

Thursday: Phillies 2, Dodgers 1

Friday: Dodgers 11, Rockies 8

Saturday: Dodgers 12, Rockies 4

Sunday: Dodgers 10, Rockies 7

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Sid Bream gauntlet this week, finishing up the road trip with three games in Pittsburgh before coming home to host the Braves for the weekend.

Week 11 schedule

Mon, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 5 Wed, Jun 6 Thu, Jun 7 Fri, Jun 8 Sat, Jun 9 Sun, Jun 10
Mon, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 5 Wed, Jun 6 Thu, Jun 7 Fri, Jun 8 Sat, Jun 9 Sun, Jun 10
Off at Pirates at Pirates at Pirates vs. Braves vs. Braves vs. Braves
4:05 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 9:35 a.m. 7:10 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m.
Stripling ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Santana Buehler Wood Stripling
v. Musgrove v. Williams v. Taillon v. McCarthy v. Sanchez v. Teheran
SNLA SNLA SNLA/MLBN SNLA SNLA 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

Stats

Week 10 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 21 6 9 2 0 3 8 0 0 1 4 1 0 1 24 0.429 0.458 0.952 1.411 0.400 Kemp
Puig 22 8 10 3 0 1 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 24 0.455 0.500 0.727 1.227 0.529 Puig
Pederson 20 6 7 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 21 0.350 0.333 0.750 1.083 0.294 Pederson
Taylor 25 6 8 1 2 1 7 0 ` 3 13 0 0 1 29 0.320 0.379 0.640 1.019 0.583 Taylor
Muncy 24 4 6 1 0 3 6 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 27 0.250 0.333 0.667 1.000 0.200 Muncy
Forsythe 16 3 5 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 19 0.313 0.368 0.375 0.743 0.357 Forsythe
Grandal 21 3 4 0 0 1 4 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 23 0.190 0.261 0.333 0.594 0.214 Grandal
Turner 25 1 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 27 0.240 0.259 0.280 0.539 0.231 Turner
Bellinger 19 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 11 0 0 0 23 0.105 0.261 0.105 0.366 0.250 Bellinger
Starters 193 39 57 11 2 11 38 3 0 18 49 1 0 5 217 0.295 0.350 0.544 0.894 0.333 Starters
Barnes 9 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 10 0.333 0.400 0.444 0.844 0.429 Barnes
Hernandez 12 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 15 0.167 0.333 0.167 0.500 0.167 Hernandez
Valera 14 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 15 0.214 0.267 0.214 0.481 0.231 Valera
Utley 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Utley
Bench 39 9 8 1 0 0 4 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 44 0.205 0.295 0.231 0.526 0.235 Bench
Pitchers 11 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 12 0.182 0.182 0.273 0.455 0.500 Pitchers
Offense 243 48 67 13 2 11 45 3 0 23 61 1 1 5 273 0.276 0.335 0.481 0.816 0.318 Offense

Week 10 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
Stripling 1 1 1 0 7.0 4 1 1 1 2 0 9 0 1.29 0.857 3.34 Stripling
Kershaw 1 1 0 0 5.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 0 1.80 1.000 1.80 Kershaw
Stewart 1 1 0 0 4.0 5 4 3 1 2 0 5 0 6.75 1.750 5.45 Stewart
Alexander 1 1 0 0 1.3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.75 1.500 1.70 Alexander
Buehler 1 1 0 0 5.0 8 4 4 0 2 0 2 1 7.20 2.000 4.20 Buehler
Maeda 1 1 0 1 1.7 3 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 10.80 2.400 10.40 Maeda
Wood 1 1 0 0 2.0 5 6 6 1 3 0 2 1 27.00 4.000 13.70 Wood
Starters 7 7 1 1 0 26.0 31 19 18 4 11 0 26 2 6.23 1.615 4.70 Starters
Cingrani 4 1 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0.00 0.250 -0.30 Cingrani
Goeddel 4 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0.00 0.750 0.95 Goeddel
Stewart 1 0 0 1.7 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 1.200 -0.40 Stewart
Garcia 4 1 0 5.7 4 1 1 1 0 0 5 1 1.59 0.706 4.26 Garcia
Jansen 4 0 0 3 4.3 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 2.08 0.923 2.05 Jansen
Alexander 3 0 0 3.3 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2.70 1.200 3.50 Alexander
Baez 3 1 0 3.0 3 1 1 0 2 1 5 0 3.00 1.667 0.87 Baez
Fields 3 0 1 2.3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.86 0.857 2.34 Fields
Hudson 2 0 0 4.0 5 2 2 0 1 0 4 0 4.50 1.500 1.95 Hudson
Venditte 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 9.00 2.000 2.20 Venditte
Santana 1 1 0 3.7 6 5 5 0 1 0 4 1 12.27 1.909 2.65 Santana
Bullpen 30 0 4 1 3 37.0 33 14 13 1 7 1 42 3 3.16 1.081 2.01 Bullpen
Totals 37 7 5 2 3 63.0 64 33 31 5 18 1 68 5 4.43 1.302 3.12 Totals