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2019 Dodgers have more home runs than any team in National League history

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The Dodgers won four of six games against a pair of non-contenders in the National League West, with a pair of one-run losses to the Giants after sweeping the inexplicably hapless Rockies.

But last week will mostly be remembered for the debut of Gavin Lux, the Dodgers’ top prospect, and the first Will Smith vs. Will Smith matchup. And on Friday, the first time all three Stephen brothers went to a game at Dodger Stadium together since Game 2 of the 2009 NLCS.

The Dodgers last week also kept up their power stroke with 17 more home runs. They have 255 home runs on the season, more than any other team in National League history. LA set the record on Wednesday, passing the 2000 Astros (249) for the top senior circuit mark.

The magic number at the end of the week is down to two over Arizona, with the earliest possible National League West clinch for the Dodgers coming Tuesday in Baltimore.

Batter of the week

Joc Pederson was a house afire last week, with four home runs and driving in eight while hitting .533 (8-for-15). Coupled with his game-winning, pinch-hit homer last Sunday in Arizona, Pederson had quite the stretch.

Honorable mention goes to A.J. Pollock, who hit three home runs on Friday.

Pitcher of the week

None of the pitchers really stood out, so we’ll give this to Julio Urias and his one run in five innings in two abbreviated starts, with seven strikeouts and no walks. Honorable mention goes to Kenta Maeda, who made his usual late-season transition to the bullpen with a four-inning save Monday and a four-scoreless-inning win, with 11 strikeouts and no walks in his two games.

Week 24 results

4-2 record
37 runs scored (6.17 per game)
21 runs allowed (3.50 per game)
.738 pythagorean record

Season to date

93-52 record
792 runs scored (5.46 per game)
559 runs allowed (3.86 per game)
.654 pythagorean record (95-50)

Transactions

Monday: Gavin Lux was called up to make his major league debut, along with Julio Urias getting activated off the restricted list and Josh Sborz getting recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. To make 40-man roster move, Tyler White was transferred to the 60-day injured list.

Monday: The other 40-man clearance was placing Yadier Alvarez — who hasn’t pitched since April — on the restricted list. “Multiple unexcused absences” was the reason, per J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group.

Friday: Austin Barnes was recalled from Oklahoma City.

The active roster at the end of the week stands at 32 players.

Game results

Stats

Week 24 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
Pederson 15 8 8 2 0 4 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 16 0.533 0.563 1.467 2.029 0.500 Pederson
Taylor 14 3 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 0.286 0.286 0.714 1.000 0.222 Taylor
Pollock 20 4 4 1 0 3 4 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 22 0.200 0.273 0.700 0.973 0.100 Pollock
Beaty 19 3 5 1 0 2 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 20 0.263 0.300 0.632 0.932 0.188 Beaty
Bellinger 19 3 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 25 0.211 0.400 0.368 0.768 0.188 Bellinger
Turner 14 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 16 0.214 0.313 0.429 0.741 0.200 Turner
Seager 24 4 4 0 0 2 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 25 0.167 0.200 0.417 0.617 0.111 Seager
Lux 20 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 23 0.150 0.261 0.200 0.461 0.188 Lux
Smith 16 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 17 0.125 0.176 0.125 0.301 0.250 Smith
Starters 161 31 37 5 0 15 33 2 0 15 35 2 0 0 178 0.230 0.303 0.540 0.844 0.198 Starters
Freese 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.500 0.667 2.000 2.667 0.000 Freese
Martin 5 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 7 0.400 0.571 1.000 1.571 0.500 Martin
Negrón 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.500 0.500 1.000 1.500 0.500 Negrón
Gyorko 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667 0.333 Gyorko
Hernandez 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333 0.182 Hernandez
Bench 24 3 7 1 0 2 4 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 27 0.292 0.370 0.583 0.954 0.263 Bench
Pitchers 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 11 0.400 0.571 0.400 0.971 0.667 Pitchers
Offense 190 37 46 6 0 17 37 2 0 20 40 2 4 0 216 0.242 0.321 0.542 0.863 0.218 Offense

Week 24 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
Urias 2 2 0 0 5.0 5 1 1 1 0 0 7 0 1.80 1.000 3.00 Urias
Gonsolin 1 1 0 1 4.0 2 1 1 0 4 0 5 0 2.25 1.500 3.70 Gonsolin
Ryu 1 1 0 0 4.3 6 3 3 0 4 0 5 0 6.23 2.308 3.66 Ryu
Kershaw 1 1 0 1 4.0 7 3 3 1 3 0 6 0 6.75 2.500 5.70 Kershaw
Buehler 1 1 1 0 5.0 8 6 6 2 0 0 5 1 10.80 1.600 7.00 Buehler
Starters 6 6 1 2 0 22.3 28 14 14 4 11 0 28 1 5.64 1.746 4.63 Starters
Sadler 3 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.667 1.87 Sadler
Ferguson 3 1 0 2.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0.00 0.750 0.57 Ferguson
Kolarek 4 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.000 1.20 Kolarek
Stripling 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.500 1.20 Stripling
Baez 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0.00 1.000 1.70 Baez
Sborz 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.00 0.500 3.70 Sborz
Kelly 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0.00 2.000 7.20 Kelly
May 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.000 1.20 May
Garcia 4 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 3.00 1.000 6.53 Garcia
Maeda 2 1 0 1 8.0 5 3 3 2 0 0 11 0 3.38 0.625 3.70 Maeda
Jansen 2 0 0 1 2.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 4.50 2.000 5.20 Jansen
Floro 2 0 0 3.0 3 2 2 0 2 2 4 0 6.00 1.667 0.53 Floro
Bullpen 27 0 3 0 2 31.7 17 7 7 3 10 2 36 0 1.99 0.853 2.92 Bullpen
Totals 33 6 4 2 2 54.0 45 21 21 7 21 2 64 1 3.50 1.222 3.63 Totals

Previous weeks in review: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11 | Week 12 | Week 13 | Week 14 | Week 15 | Week 16 | Week 17 | Week 18 | Week 19 | Week 20 | Week 21 | Week 22 | Week 23

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the 1969 World Series gauntlet, back on the road to face the Orioles and Mets.

Week 25 schedule

Mon, Sep 9 Tue, Sep 10 Wed, Sep 11 Thu, Sep 12 Fri, Sep 13 Sat, Sep 14 Sun, Sep 15
Mon, Sep 9 Tue, Sep 10 Wed, Sep 11 Thu, Sep 12 Fri, Sep 13 Sat, Sep 14 Sun, Sep 15
Off at Orioles at Orioles at Orioles at Mets at Mets at Mets
4:05 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 4:10 p.m. 4:10 p.m. 4:05 p.m.
Buehler v. Stripling v. Hill v. Kershaw v. Gonsolin v. Buehler v.
Blach (L) Means (L) Bundy Syndergaard deGrom Wheeler
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