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Dodgers Week 2: Cody Bellinger and the amazing technicolor offense

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Series wins over San Francisco and Colorado keep LA perched atop the NL West

Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The Dodgers have latched onto a formula that has worked wonders through the first two weeks of the season: score 42 runs, lose only one game. That has the Dodgers at 8-2, tied for the best record in the National League.

Batter of the week: Cody Bellinger continues to run roughshod over the National League, blasting three more home runs while leading the Dodgers during the week in runs, hits, RBI, home runs and extra-base hits. Honorable mention goes to Max Muncy, who hit two home runs of his own while slugging 1.000 and getting on base half the time. Alex Verdugo also made the most of his eight plate appearances, with two home runs and a triple, while Kike Hernandez got on base half the time and slugged .667.

Pitcher of the week: Hyun-jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings to beat the Giants on Tuesday and has yet to walk a batter this season. Ryu’s last home walk was last August.

Week 2 results

5-1 record
42 runs scored (7.00 per game)
26 runs allowed (4.33 per game)
.706 pythagorean record (4-2)

Season to date

8-2 record
84 runs scored (8.40 per game)
48 runs allowed (4.80 per game)
.736 pythagorean record (7-3)

Miscellany

So many runs: Only two teams since 1901 have surpassed the 84 runs scored by the Dodgers through the first 10 games of a season: the 1932 Yankees (90 runs) and the 1999 Indians (87)

Relief struggles: Joe Kelly‘s debut with the Dodgers has been painful, allowing runs in three of his four outings. In his only scoreless appearance, on Friday in Colorado, Kelly only faced one batter, and was removed after getting hit on the wrist by a comebacker.

Yimi Garcia, who is out of options, has allowed runs in five of his six appearances, and in 13 of his last 16 appearances dating back to last season, with a 10.22 ERA and seven home runs allowed in 12⅓ innings.

Rockie mountain high: After a weekend sweep at Coors Field the Dodgers have won eight straight games against the Rockies dating back to last season, the second-longest streak against Colorado in franchise history, behind only a nine-game win streak in 2003-04.

Transactions

Thursday: Relief pitcher Donnie Hart was claimed off waivers by the Brewers, leaving the Dodgers’ 40-man roster at 39.

Sunday: Dennis Santana was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and Brock Stewart was optioned to OKC.

Game results

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Ted Simmons gauntlet this week with four games in St. Louis followed by a weekend home series against the Brewers. After facing four lefties in a row last week the Dodgers will face right-handed pitchers to start all seven games this week.

Week 3 schedule

Mon, Apr 8 Tue, Apr 9 Wed, Apr 10 Thu, Apr 11 Fri, Apr 12 Sat, Apr 13 Sun, Apr 14
Mon, Apr 8 Tue, Apr 9 Wed, Apr 10 Thu, Apr 11 Fri, Apr 12 Sat, Apr 13 Sun, Apr 14
at Cardinals at Cardinals at Cardinals at Cardinals vs. Brewers vs. Brewers vs. Brewers
4:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 10:15 a.m. 7:10 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m.
Ryu v. Stripling v. Maeda v. Buehler v. Urias v. Ryu v. Stripling v.
Mikolas Hudson Flaherty Wacha Burnes Davies Chacin
SNLA SNLA SNLA SNLA/MLB SNLA/KTLA SNLA SNLA

Previous week in review: Week 1

Stats

Week 2 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
Muncy 13 3 5 0 1 2 6 0 0 4 2 0 0 1 18 0.385 0.500 1.000 1.500 0.300 Muncy
Bellinger 24 10 10 2 1 3 10 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 26 0.417 0.462 0.958 1.420 0.412 Bellinger
Hernandez 18 6 7 2 0 1 4 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 22 0.389 0.500 0.667 1.167 0.429 Hernandez
Barnes 11 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 1 16 0.273 0.438 0.364 0.801 0.300 Barnes
Taylor 15 1 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 17 0.200 0.294 0.467 0.761 0.222 Taylor
Turner 25 3 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 8 1 0 1 28 0.320 0.357 0.360 0.717 0.444 Turner
Seager 22 3 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 28 0.227 0.393 0.318 0.711 0.278 Seager
Pollock 25 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 26 0.200 0.192 0.200 0.392 0.208 Pollock
Pederson 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 15 0.000 0.067 0.000 0.067 0.000 Pederson
Starters 166 32 46 9 2 7 30 0 1 24 34 1 0 5 196 0.277 0.362 0.482 0.844 0.300 Starters
Verdugo 8 3 4 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0.500 0.500 1.500 2.000 0.500 Verdugo
Martin 6 4 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 0.500 0.500 1.167 1.667 0.333 Martin
Freese 6 2 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 9 0.333 0.556 0.667 1.222 0.400 Freese
Bench 20 9 9 3 1 3 8 0 0 4 3 0 0 1 25 0.450 0.520 1.150 1.670 0.400 Bench
Pitchers 10 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 4 0 15 0.200 0.273 0.300 0.573 0.333 Pitchers
Offense 196 42 57 13 3 10 39 0 1 29 41 1 4 6 236 0.291 0.375 0.541 0.916 0.311 Offense

Week 2 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
Maeda 1 1 1 0 5.0 4 1 1 0 4 0 4 0 1.80 1.600 4.00 Maeda
Buehler 1 1 1 0 5.0 3 1 1 1 2 0 4 0 1.80 1.000 5.40 Buehler
Ryu 1 1 1 0 7.0 6 2 2 1 0 0 5 0 2.57 0.857 3.63 Ryu
Urias 2 2 0 0 8.7 7 3 3 0 4 0 9 1 3.12 1.269 2.85 Urias
Stripling 1 1 0 0 6.3 6 3 3 2 1 0 3 1 4.26 1.105 7.31 Stripling
Starters 6 6 3 0 0 32.0 26 10 10 4 11 0 25 2 2.81 1.156 4.48 Starters
Baez 3 0 0 4.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0.00 0.462 2.51 Baez
Jansen 3 0 0 3 3.3 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0.00 0.900 1.70 Jansen
Ferguson 4 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0.00 1.000 3.20 Ferguson
Floro 3 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.000 3.20 Floro
Alexander 3 1 0 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.00 3.000 4.70 Alexander
Santana 1 0 0 2.7 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 3.38 1.125 3.95 Santana
Kelly 3 1 1 3.7 7 6 6 1 0 0 5 0 14.73 1.909 4.02 Kelly
Garcia 3 0 0 1.7 4 5 5 2 1 0 1 0 27.00 3.000 19.40 Garcia
Stewart 1 0 0 0.7 3 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 40.50 6.000 24.20 Stewart
Bullpen 24 0 2 1 3 22.0 24 16 15 4 7 0 20 2 6.14 1.409 4.97 Bullpen
Totals 30 6 5 1 3 54.0 50 26 25 8 18 0 45 4 4.17 1.259 4.68 Totals