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Dodgers Week 10: Checking all the boxes

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LA got ready for the playoffs by finishing off the regular season in fine form last week

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The Dodgers wrapped their regular season with a nice little bow in the final week. They secured their eighth consecutive National League West division title on Tuesday, got game proof that Game 1 starter Walker Buehler is unhindered by his blister on Thursday, then finished the season with four straight wins, becoming the first National League team in 111 years to finish with a .700 winning percentage.

Last week the Dodgers won five of their six games against the A’s and Angels. There was a power outage at Dodger Stadium, but not at the plate, with the Dodgers mashing 18 home runs for the week.

Batter of the week

A.J. Pollock finished a wonderful rebound season off nicely, with four home runs, including two on Sunday. He tied for the team lead in home runs on the season, and took home this very prestigious intangible weekly award. Honorable mention goes to Cody Bellinger and his .550 on-base percentage, and to Edwin Ríos, who came to bat only nine times but slammed three home runs and a double.

Pitcher of the week

Dustin May was sharp in both outings, and his bulk numbers take this award, with 10 strikeouts in nine innings. Walker Buehler, with his six strikeouts in four scoreless frames coming back from a blister, will have to console himself with a Game 1 start on Wednesday.

Week 10 results

5-1 record
37 runs scored (6.17 per game)
20 runs allowed (3.33 per game)
.755 pythagorean win percentage

Seasonal numbers

43-17 record
349 runs scored (5.82 per game)
213 runs allowed (3.55 per game)
.712 pythagorean record (43-17)

Final standings: 1st place, NL West; 6 games up on San Diego

Transactions

Monday: Joc Pederson was activated from family medical emergency leave, and Zach McKinstry was optioned.

Thursday: Walker Buehler was activated from the injured list after missing about two weeks with a blister on his right index finger, and Mitch White was optioned.

Game results

Week 10 batting

Player AB R H 2B HR RBI SB BB BA OBP SLG OPS
Player AB R H 2B HR RBI SB BB BA OBP SLG OPS
Bellinger 14 2 5 3 1 3 0 6 0.357 0.550 0.786 1.336
Turner 15 4 6 1 2 2 0 1 0.400 0.438 0.867 1.304
Pollock 21 5 6 0 4 5 0 2 0.286 0.348 0.857 1.205
Pederson 12 3 4 0 1 4 0 1 0.333 0.429 0.583 1.012
Muncy 18 4 4 0 2 4 1 3 0.222 0.333 0.556 0.889
Smith 23 5 6 1 2 5 0 2 0.261 0.320 0.565 0.885
Seager 22 4 6 0 2 4 0 2 0.273 0.320 0.545 0.865
Hernández 16 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.375 0.625
Taylor 18 1 3 0 1 2 0 2 0.167 0.250 0.333 0.583
Betts 18 5 3 0 0 0 1 1 0.167 0.250 0.167 0.417
Starters 177 33 47 7 15 30 2 20 0.266 0.345 0.559 0.904
Ríos 9 3 4 1 3 4 0 0 0.444 0.444 1.556 2.000
Lux 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.250 0.500
Barnes 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.143 0.000 0.143
Bench 19 4 5 1 3 4 0 1 0.263 0.300 0.789 1.089
Offense 196 37 52 8 18 34 2 21 0.265 0.341 0.582 0.923

Week 10 pitching

Pitcher G Record IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
Pitcher G Record IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
Buehler 1 0-0 4.0 1 0 0 1 6 0.00 0.500
Urías 1 0-0 6.0 2 1 1 2 5 1.50 0.667
May 2 2-0 9.0 5 2 2 5 10 2.00 1.111
Kershaw 1 0-0 4.0 8 4 1 0 3 2.25 2.000
Gonsolin 1 1-0 6.0 7 4 4 0 6 6.00 1.167
Starters 6 3-0 29.0 23 11 8 8 30 2.48 1.069
Jansen 3 0-0 3.0 1 0 0 0 4 0.00 0.333
Báez 3 0-0 3.0 0 0 0 2 4 0.00 0.667
Gonzalez 3 0-0 2.7 3 0 0 0 5 0.00 1.125
Floro 3 1-0 2.3 0 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.000
Kolarek 2 0-0, Sv 1.3 2 0 0 0 1 0.00 1.500
McGee 3 0-0 3.0 2 1 1 0 6 3.00 0.667
Graterol 3 1-0 3.0 1 1 1 0 1 3.00 0.333
Treinen 3 0-1 3.0 3 2 2 1 4 6.00 1.333
Wood 1 0-0 1.3 2 2 1 1 2 6.75 2.250
Kelly 3 0-0 2.3 3 3 2 2 3 7.71 2.143
Bullpen 27 2-1, Sv 25.0 17 9 7 6 33 2.52 0.920
Totals 33 5-1, Sv 54.0 40 20 15 14 63 2.50 1.000

Previous reviews: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9

The week ahead

The postseason is here, beginning with the brand new wild card round. The Dodgers and the No. 1 seed and will play the No. 8 Brewers in a best-of-3 series, with every game at Dodger Stadium.

Wild card round schedule

Mon, Sep 28 Tue, Sep 29 Wed, Sep 30 Thu, Oct 1 Fri, Oct 2 Sat, Oct 3 Sun, Oct 4
Mon, Sep 28 Tue, Sep 29 Wed, Sep 30 Thu, Oct 1 Fri, Oct 2 Sat, Oct 3 Sun, Oct 4
Off Off vs. Brewers vs. Brewers vs. Brewers* Off Off
7 p.m. TBD TBD
Buehler v. Kershaw v. TBD v.
TBD TBD TBD
ESPN ESPN family ESPN family
*if necessary