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Dodgers Week 17: Manny Machado arrives

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The Dodgers did some shopping over the All-Star break, picking up the best player on the trade market in shortstop Manny Machado, who then helped the offense in taking two of three against the Brewers in Milwaukee over the weekend.

Batter of the week

Matt Kemp started in the All-Star Game, then went 6-for-13 (.462) with two home runs once the real games started up again.

Honorable mention goes to Max Muncy, who hit 29 over the fence and made it to the second round of the Home Run Derby on Monday in Washington D.C., then hit .333 with two doubles over the weekend.

Pitcher of the week

Rich Hill struck out nine in the first game back from the break, and allowed just one run in six innings in a win in Milwaukee. Honorable mention goes to Caleb Ferguson, who struck out four in a three-inning save on Sunday and has a 1.13 ERA and a 20-to-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio out of the bullpen.

Week 17 results

2-1 record
19 runs scored (6.33 per game)
10 runs allowed (3.33 per game)
.764 pythagorean record

Season to date

55-44 record
472 runs scored (4.77 per game)
381 runs allowed (3.85 per game)
.597 pythagorean record (59-40)

Miscellany

Early welcome: Matt Kemp made his first All-Star team in six years and even started for the National League. He doubled in his first at-bat, the first extra-base hit in the midsummer classic by a Dodger since Mike Piazza in 1996. But what made the double extra memorable was taking a selfie with shortstop Manny Machado at second base, amid swirling trade rumors and just one day before the two became teammates.

Everything is al-right: Kike Hernandez provided late insurance with a three-run home run against Brewers reliever Brandon Woodruff on Friday, helping to secure a 6-4 win. Hernandez, who vowed to hit right-handers better this season during spring training, is hitting .233/.322/.512 against them this season with 10 home runs in 150 plate appearances. In his previous four seasons he hit nine home runs in 496 PA, with a .324 slugging percentage.

The secret?

Transactions

Wednesday: All-Star infielder Manny Machado was acquired from Baltimore for outfielder Yusniel Diaz, infielders Breyvic Valera and Rylan Bannon, and pitchers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop.

Friday: Andrew Toles was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room on the active roster for Machado.

Game results

Tuesday: American League 8, National League 6 (10)

Friday: Dodgers 6, Brewers 4

Saturday: Brewers 4, Dodgers 2

Sunday: Dodgers 11, Brewers 2

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Wes Covington gauntlet this week, finishing off their road trip with seven games in Philadelphia and Atlanta. Sunday’s TBS broadcast of Dodgers-Braves will not be available in Los Angeles. The pitching matchups after Tuesday haven’t been divulged just yet, but I’m guessing Walker Buehler when he was optioned telling a teammate, “See you in Philly” wasn’t just for show.

Week 18 schedule

Mon, Jul 23 Tue, Jul 24 Wed, Jul 25 Thu, Jul 26 Fri, Jul 27 Sat, Jul 28 Sun, Jul 29
Mon, Jul 23 Tue, Jul 24 Wed, Jul 25 Thu, Jul 26 Fri, Jul 27 Sat, Jul 28 Sun, Jul 29
at Phillies at Phillies at Phillies at Braves at Braves at Braves at Braves
7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 9:35 a.m. 4:35 p.m. 4:35 p.m. 4:10 p.m. 10:35 a.m.
Stripling Maeda Buehler Hill Kershaw Wood Stripling
v. Eflin v. Nola v. Arrieta v. Sanchez v. Foltynewicz v. Newcomb (L) v. Teheran
SNLA SNLA SNLA/MLBN SNLA SNLA SNLA/MLBN SNLA/TBS

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 | June 18-24 | June 25-July 1 | July 2-8 | July 9-15

Stats

Week 17 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 13 5 6 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 14 0.462 0.500 1.000 1.500 0.400 Kemp
Pederson 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.667 0.667 0.667 1.333 1.000 Pederson
Grandal 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 0.500 0.600 0.500 1.100 1.000 Grandal
Turner 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.333 0.333 0.667 1.000 1.000 Turner
Muncy 12 2 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 14 0.333 0.429 0.500 0.929 0.444 Muncy
Machado 13 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 15 0.385 0.467 0.462 0.928 0.417 Machado
Hernandez 12 3 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 14 0.250 0.357 0.500 0.857 0.200 Hernandez
Bellinger 11 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 12 0.273 0.333 0.455 0.788 0.500 Bellinger
Taylor 13 3 4 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 14 0.308 0.286 0.385 0.670 0.364 Taylor
Starters 84 16 30 6 1 3 15 0 0 8 19 1 0 1 94 0.357 0.415 0.560 0.974 0.429 Starters
Utley 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.500 0.500 1.000 1.500 0.500 Utley
Forsythe 10 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 11 0.400 0.455 0.400 0.855 0.500 Forsythe
Barnes 6 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 0.167 0.286 0.167 0.452 0.250 Barnes
Bench 18 3 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 20 0.333 0.400 0.389 0.789 0.429 Bench
Pitchers 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 11 0.000 0.100 0.000 0.100 0.000 Pitchers
Offense 111 19 36 7 1 3 18 0 0 10 26 2 1 1 125 0.324 0.387 0.486 0.874 0.398 Offense

Week 17 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
Hill 1 1 1 0 6.0 5 1 1 0 4 0 9 0 1.50 1.500 2.20 Hill
Kershaw 1 1 0 1 6.0 7 4 1 1 0 0 5 0 1.50 1.167 3.70 Kershaw
Wood 1 1 1 0 6.0 5 2 2 0 3 0 4 0 3.00 1.333 3.37 Wood
Starters 3 3 2 1 0 18.0 17 7 4 1 7 0 18 0 2.00 1.333 3.09 Starters
Ferguson 1 0 0 1 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0.00 0.667 1.53 Ferguson
Chargois 1 0 0 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.000 2.00 Chargois
Alexander 1 0 0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 0.000 -1.30 Alexander
Jansen 1 0 0 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 1.000 -0.80 Jansen
Rosscup 2 0 0 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000 3.20 Rosscup
Floro 1 0 0 0.3 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 54.00 9.000 12.20 Floro
Hudson 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 ----- ----- ----- Hudson
Bullpen 8 0 0 0 2 8.0 5 3 3 1 2 0 10 0 3.38 0.875 3.07 Bullpen
Totals 11 3 2 1 2 26.0 22 10 7 2 9 0 28 0 2.42 1.192 3.08 Totals