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Dodgers Week 7: Finally, a series loss

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LA’s 14th series of the year was the first one they lost

MLB: SEP 05 Rockies at Dodgers Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Dodgers finally lost a series last week, dropping the final two games against the Rockies. But even with the losses it was still a winning week thanks to a sweep of the Diamondbacks.

Batter of the week

Corey Seager homered twice on Sunday and hit three doubles earlier in the week to take this one. Honorable mention goes to Will Smith to Will Smith to Will Smith, who also homered twice last week and had a .500 on-base percentage.

Pitcher of the week

Clayton Kershaw wins this for taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning on Thursday, and striking out eight in his six scoreless frames. Honorable mention goes to Walker Buehler, who pitched five scoreless innings one night earlier with six strikeouts in limited duty after missing a start with a blister on his right index finger.

Week 7 results

4-2 record
32 runs scored (5.33 per game)
24 runs allowed (4.00 per game)
.629 pythagorean win percentage

Season to date

30-12 record
236 runs scored (5.62 per game)
138 runs allowed (3.29 per game)
.727 pythagorean record (31-11)

Standings: 1st place, NL West; 5 games up on San Diego
Current wild card round playoff matchup: vs. No. 8 San Francisco (20-21)

Miscellany

Giving back: Justin Turner was named the Dodgers nominee for the 2020 Roberto Clemente Award, given annually to the player who best represents baseball on and off the field through character and community involvement. It’s the third time in four years Turner was nominated for the award. He and his wife Kourtney through the Justin Turner Foundation helped provide over 900,000 meals in and around Los Angeles during the pandemic.

“I would have no chance of doing this if it wasn’t for her. She is incredibly organized,” Justin said on a conference call Friday about Kourtney. “She always comes up in the clutch and gets it done. There would be no Justin Turner Foundation if it wasn’t for her.”

Transactions

Monday: Ross Stripling was traded to the Blue Jays for two players to be named later. One of those players was named a day later, with right-handed pitcher Kendall Williams, a second-round draft pick in 2019, sent by the Blue Jays to the Dodgers. Williams, who isn’t on the 40-man roster, was added to the club player pool.

Tuesday: Alex Wood was activated from the injured list after missing five weeks with shoulder inflammation, and slotted into the bullpen, taking Stripling’s active roster spot.

Tuesday: Justin Turner was placed on the injured list with a left hamstring strain, retroactive to August 29, and Edwin Rio was activated from the injured list.

Wednesday: Walker Buehler was activated off the injured list after missing a start with a blister on his right index finger, and Scott Alexander was optioned.

Game results

Week 7 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
Smith 13 2 5 0 2 4 0 3 0.385 0.500 0.846 1.346
Seager 23 5 10 3 2 6 0 3 0.435 0.481 0.826 1.308
Betts 21 5 9 0 2 5 0 2 0.429 0.478 0.714 1.193
Pollock 23 4 9 1 2 3 0 0 0.391 0.391 0.696 1.087
Taylor 18 5 6 3 1 7 0 2 0.333 0.400 0.667 1.067
Muncy 21 4 4 0 1 1 0 5 0.190 0.346 0.333 0.679
Lux 16 3 2 1 0 0 1 4 0.125 0.300 0.188 0.488
Pederson 13 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0.077 0.143 0.308 0.451
Bellinger 15 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0.133 0.188 0.133 0.321
Starters 163 30 48 8 11 27 2 21 0.294 0.373 0.546 0.919
Hernández 10 2 3 1 0 2 0 0 0.300 0.273 0.400 0.673
Barnes 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.143 0.143 0.286 0.429
Beaty 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.125 0.125 0.125 0.250
Rios 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.000 0.083 0.000 0.083
Bench 35 2 5 2 0 3 0 1 0.143 0.158 0.200 0.358
Offense 198 32 53 10 11 30 2 22 0.268 0.336 0.485 0.821

Week 7 pitching

Pitcher G Record IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
Pitcher G Record IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
Kershaw 1 1-0 6.0 1 0 0 2 8 0.00 0.500
Buehler 1 0-0 5.0 2 0 0 1 6 0.00 0.600
Gonsolin 1 0-0 6.0 3 2 1 0 8 1.50 0.500
May 1 0-0 5.7 3 2 2 1 5 3.18 0.706
Urías 2 1-0 10.3 9 5 5 2 11 4.35 1.065
Starters 6 2-0 33.0 18 9 8 6 38 2.18 0.727
Gonzalez 2 0-0 2.7 0 0 0 1 4 0.00 0.375
Jansen 3 1-0, Sv 2.3 1 1 0 2 3 0.00 1.286
McGee 3 0-0 2.3 2 0 0 0 5 0.00 0.857
Wood 2 0-0 2.0 1 0 0 1 4 0.00 1.000
Kolarek 2 0-0 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.600
Santana 1 0-0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0.00 1.000
Graterol 3 0-0 2.3 1 2 2 1 0 7.71 0.857
Floro 2 0-0 2.3 2 2 2 2 1 7.71 1.714
Treinen 3 0-1 2.7 4 3 3 0 2 10.13 1.500
Ferguson 3 1-1 2.0 8 5 5 1 3 22.50 4.500
Alexander 1 0-0 0.7 1 2 2 2 0 27.00 4.500
Bullpen 25 2-2, Sv 22.0 22 15 14 10 23 5.73 1.455
Totals 31 4-2, Sv 55.0 40 24 22 16 61 3.60 1.018

Previous reviews: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6

The week ahead

The Dodgers run the Alan Zinter gauntlet, hitting the road for three games in Phoenix, surrounded by off days Monday and Friday (yes, Friday) before facing the Astros for two exclusive nationally broadcasted games next weekend. The pitching matchups for next weekend are a guess, since the Astros are currently in the middle of a stretch of 10 games in eight days, and a lot can change in five days.

Week 8 schedule

Mon, Sep 7 Tue, Sep 8 Wed, Sep 9 Thu, Sep 10 Fri, Sep 11 Sat, Sep 12 Sun, Sep 13
Mon, Sep 7 Tue, Sep 8 Wed, Sep 9 Thu, Sep 10 Fri, Sep 11 Sat, Sep 12 Sun, Sep 13
Off at D-backs at D-backs at D-backs Off vs. Astros vs. Astros
6:40 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 5:07 p.m. 5:08 p.m.
Buehler v. Kershaw v. May v. Gonsolin v. Urias v.
Weaver Clarke Bumgarner (L) Javier Greinke
SNLA/MLBN* SNLA/MLBN* SNLA/MLBN* Fox ESPN
*All three games in Arizona will be simulcast on MLB Network, but that broadcast won’t be available locally.