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Dodgers Week 19: To the extremes

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The Dodgers had an odd week, on one hand setting the record for most runs scored at Dodger Stadium, then two nights later suffering their worst shutout loss in Chavez Ravine history.

That’s how, despite a 21-5 win, the Dodgers ended the week scoring the same around of runs as they allowed, and dropped four of seven games. They finished their 17-game stretch out of the All-Star break — all against contending teams — at 9-8.

After splitting four with the Brewers and dropping two of three to their old World Series foes, the Astros, the Dodgers end their week tied atop the NL West with Arizona, with a two-game lead over Colorado.

The Dodgers added a pair of players before Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline. Second baseman Brian Dozier provided immediate impact, while reliever John Axford had an inauspicious Dodgers debut, and has a triple-digit ERA to show for it, for now.

Batter of the week

Brian Dozier technically arrived on Tuesday, though it was too late that night to be used. His first game was Wednesday, but still led the Dodgers in RBI (7), hits (6) and doubles (3) while hitting .400.

His hot start helped offset slumps by Matt Kemp (1 for his last 35) and Max Muncy (seven straight strikeouts to end the week). The Dodgers scored three or fewer runs in five of their seven games last week, averaging two runs per game outside of the 21-run outburst.

Pitcher of the week

Walker Buehler had two solid starts, with a 2.19 ERA and more strikeouts (15) than innings (12⅓). He suffered the deGromian loss on Tuesday despite allowing only a run in seven innings. Honorable mention to Dylan Floro, who pitched five scoreless, hitless innings with five strikeouts.

Week 19 results

3-4 record
33 runs scored (4.71 per game)
33 runs allowed (4.71 per game)
.500 pythagorean record

Season to date

62-51 record
537 runs scored (4.75 per game)
442 runs allowed (3.91 per game)
.588 pythagorean record (66-47)

Transactions

Monday: Ross Stripling was placed on the disabled list with right toe inflammation, and reliever Dylan Floro was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Tuesday: Brian Dozier was acquired from the Twins for Logan Forsythe and minor leaguers Luke Raley and Devin Smeltzer.

Tuesday: John Axford was acquired from the Blue Jays for minor league pitcher Corey Copping. Ariel Hernandez was designated for assignment to make 40-man roster room.

Thursday: Justin Turner was activated from the disabled list, and Chase Utley was the roster casualty, placed on the DL with left wrist inflammation, or as Dave Roberts called it, “A cyst on his thing.”

Friday: Axford joined the team and was activated, and Erik Goodel was placed on the DL with right lat inflammation.

Saturday: Alex Wood gets his turn on the rotation rest wheel, placed on the 10-day disabled list with adductor tendonitis. Zac Rosscup was activated from the DL.

Game results

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Jay Payton gauntlet, hitting the road this week for a pair of games in Oakland followed by four games at Coors Field.

Next week’s schedule

Mon, Aug 6 Tue, Aug 7 Wed, Aug 8 Thu, Aug 9 Fri, Aug 10 Sat, Aug 11 Sun, Aug 12
Mon, Aug 6 Tue, Aug 7 Wed, Aug 8 Thu, Aug 9 Fri, Aug 10 Sat, Aug 11 Sun, Aug 12
Off at A's at A's at Rockies at Rockies at Rockies at Rockies
7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 5:40 p.m. 5:40 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 12:10 p.m.
Hill Kershaw Stripling Maeda Buehler Hill
v. Manaea (L) v. Anderson (L) v. Quintana (L) v. Gray v. Freeland (L) v. TBD
SNLA SNLA/MLBN SNLA 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 | May 28-Jun 3 | Jun 4-10 | June 11-17 | June 18-24 | June 25-July 1 | July 2-8 | July 9-15 | July 16-22 | July 23-29

Stats

Week 19 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
Dozier 15 4 6 3 0 2 7 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 18 0.400 0.500 1.000 1.500 0.444 Dozier
Turner 8 3 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 12 0.250 0.500 0.625 1.125 0.200 Turner
Puig 19 3 6 1 0 2 5 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 20 0.316 0.350 0.684 1.034 0.333 Puig
Grandal 22 4 5 1 0 2 3 0 0 5 7 0 0 0 27 0.227 0.370 0.545 0.916 0.231 Grandal
Pederson 22 5 5 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 23 0.227 0.261 0.636 0.897 0.133 Pederson
Bellinger 20 2 5 1 0 1 6 2 0 5 5 0 0 0 25 0.250 0.400 0.450 0.850 0.286 Bellinger
Machado 25 5 6 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 8 0 0 0 29 0.240 0.345 0.400 0.745 0.313 Machado
Muncy 20 2 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 13 0 0 0 21 0.150 0.190 0.350 0.540 0.429 Muncy
Taylor 22 2 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 24 0.182 0.250 0.273 0.523 0.267 Taylor
Kemp 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 19 0.053 0.053 0.053 0.105 0.100 Kemp
Starters 192 31 43 11 1 12 31 4 0 25 64 1 0 0 218 0.224 0.317 0.479 0.796 0.267 Starters
Utley 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 1.000 Utley
Forsythe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 ----- 1.000 ------ 1.000 ------ Forsythe
Hernandez 13 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 14 0.231 0.231 0.308 0.538 0.250 Hernandez
Barnes 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 7 0.167 0.286 0.167 0.452 0.333 Barnes
Bench 20 2 5 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 1 1 0 24 0.250 0.348 0.350 0.698 0.313 Bench
Pitchers 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 14 0.077 0.077 0.077 0.154 0.200 Pitchers
Offense 225 33 49 13 1 12 32 4 1 27 76 2 2 0 256 0.218 0.307 0.444 0.752 0.270 Offense

Week 19 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 0 0 6.0 6 2 1 0 1 0 4 0 1.50 1.167 2.37 Hill
Wood 1 1 0 1 6.0 4 2 1 0 3 0 4 2 1.50 1.167 4.37 Wood
Buehler 2 2 1 1 12.3 9 3 3 2 2 0 15 2 2.19 0.892 3.85 Buehler
Kershaw 1 1 1 0 6.0 5 2 2 1 2 0 7 0 3.00 1.167 4.03 Kershaw
Maeda 2 2 0 2 10.0 13 9 9 2 5 1 8 0 8.10 1.800 5.40 Maeda
Starters 7 7 2 4 0 40.3 37 18 16 5 13 1 38 4 3.57 1.240 4.12 Starters
Floro 4 1 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0.00 0.000 1.80 Floro
Hudson 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.00 0.000 3.53 Hudson
Chargois 3 0 0 2.7 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0.00 1.500 0.95 Chargois
Jansen 2 0 0 1 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0.00 1.000 2.70 Jansen
Ferguson 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.000 -0.80 Ferguson
Baez 3 0 0 4.0 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 2.25 1.000 1.20 Baez
Alexander 3 0 0 3.0 3 2 2 0 4 1 1 0 6.00 2.333 5.53 Alexander
Rosscup 1 0 0 1.7 4 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 16.20 2.400 17.60 Rosscup
Goeddel 1 0 0 1.0 2 3 3 1 1 0 2 0 27.00 3.000 15.20 Goeddel
Axford 1 0 0 0.3 3 6 6 0 2 0 0 1 162.00 15.000 30.20 Axford
Bullpen 21 0 1 0 1 23.7 20 15 15 3 9 2 21 3 5.70 1.225 4.34 Bullpen
Totals 28 7 3 4 1 64.0 57 33 31 8 22 3 59 7 4.36 1.234 4.20 Totals