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Dodgers Weekly Reviews

A week-by-week look at the Los Angeles Dodgers, including game recaps, transactions, and notable performances from each week.

Dodgers Week 6: Penn is mightier

It was a brutal week for the Dodgers, who lost five of seven games to the Pirates and Phillies, and saw Clayton Kershaw placed on the injured list.

Week 5: Firing on all cylinders

Dominant pitching and an opportunistic offense led the Dodgers to five wins in five games over the Giants and Cubs.

Week 4: Starting pitching props up the offense

Great starting pitching was the only thing separating a struggling Dodgers offense from putting up a losing week against Arizona and Detroit.

Week 3: Beating the contenders

The Dodgers beat the Braves in a series at home, and beat the Padres in San Diego for another winning week. Freddie Freeman and Cody Bellinger were hot with the bat, and Tony Gonsolin tossed zeroes on the mound.

Week 2: Perfection

Clayton Kershaw pitched seven perfect innings in his first start of 2022 and the Dodgers won all six games against the Twins and Reds. It was a perfect week.

Week 1: A lackluster start

The Dodgers lost a series to the Rockies at Coors Field for the first time since 2018, making for a bad start to the season.

Week 27: Second to one

Clayton Kershaw and Max Muncy suffered serious injuries, and the Dodgers couldn’t catch the Giants in the National League West. But the Dodgers did find their offense and won all six games in the season’s final week, tying a franchise record with 106 victories.

Dodgers Week 26: Just good enough

The Dodgers won a series in Colorado and won a series in Arizona. They even reached 100 wins for the third time in five seasons. But they also lost ground in the National League West.

Week 25: Scherzer all about process, still getting results

The Dodgers won five of six games last week to pull within a game in the National League West. Max Scherzer continued his brilliant stretch with Los Angeles.

Week 24: Max Scherzer on fire

Max Scherzer struck out 22, walked none in his two wins, and flirted with perfection, highlighting Week 24 for the Dodgers, who are trying to keep pace in the National League West.

Week 23: A fleeting taste of first place

The Dodgers climbed into first place for the first time in over four months, but end the week in second place after losing two of three games to the Giants in San Francisco.

Week 22: From the penthouse to the outhouse

The Dodgers swept away the psuedo-contending Padres in San Diego, including the longest MLB game of the year. But then the Dodgers returned home to drop a series to a lowly Rockies team that won just one road series before this weekend.

Week 21: Inching closer in the NL West

A look back at a week that saw the Dodgers win six out of seven games against the Pirates and Mets, and move to within 2½ games of the Giants in the National League West.

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Week 20: Extra effort & a winning road trip

The Dodgers were without two of their best hitters in Mookie Betts and Justin Turner nearly the entire week, and they lost another starting pitcher (Julio Urías) to the injured list. But there are still plenty of good players, ones who won five of six road games against the Phillies and Mets.

Week 19: Welcoming the new guys

The Dodgers won three of five games against the Astros and Angels last week. Here’s a look back at Week 19 of the 2021 season.

Dodgers Week 18: Waiting to launch

The Dodgers got two All-Stars back from injury, and traded for two more who will help them very soon. But they also dropped another series to the first-place Giants and had a break-even week overall.

Week 17: Weathering the storm

The Dodgers lost Mookie Betts to injury, saw Cody Bellinger’s season-long slump extend before he suffered another injury. They had Kenley Jansen blow two saves to the Giants, Dave Roberts got ejected twice. But they recovered to win the final two games of the week thanks in large part to a red-hot Chris Taylor, and more.

Week 16: Coors Field getaway

With the All-Star Game and the first series after the break, last week was all situated at Coors Field as far as the Dodgers are concerned.

Week 15: Getting to the All-Star break

The Dodgers dropped four of their first five games last week, but then exploded with record offense on Saturday and came back to win on Sunday, heading into the All-Star break on a high note.

Week 14: The win streak continues

The Dodgers won every game they played against the Giants and Nationals, running the win streak to nine games. They also saw pitcher Trevor Bauer get placed on administrative leave while under investigation for alleged assault.

Week 13: The wake up call

The Dodgers were swept by the Padres then got no-hit by the Cubs, but were able to turn their week around with three straight wins. "I think maybe it was a wake up call," Clayton Kershaw said.

Week 12: Moving forward

The Dodgers won two out of three against the Phillies then swept the hapless Diamondbacks on the road, continuing to keep pace near the top of a three-team race in the National League West.

Week 11: Taking care of business

The Dodgers won five of six games against the last-place Pirates and last-place Rangers, but also lost Max Muncy to an oblique strain. A look back at Week 11.

Week 10: Big innings & breaking even

The Dodgers last week had a record 11-run inning and another eight-run inning. But they also lost the last two games in Atlanta, falling to 3-3 on the week.

Dodgers Week 9: Ups & downs

A disjointed week for the Dodgers, who lost four of six games, including three straight over the weekend at home to the Giants.

Week 8: ‘We just started playing like ourselves’

The Dodgers won all seven games in the first week of the Albert Pujols era. They got excellent pitching and timely hitting, and worked their way back up the ladder in the National League West.

Week 7: Winning through the losing

The Dodgers got back on track by winning four of five games last week, and even added a few players, but also lost Corey Seager to a broken hand and AJ Pollock to a strained hamstring.

Dodgers Week 6: ‘We just need to get better’

The Dodgers lost five of six games to the Angels and Cubs, with a frustrating offense that had one good game and a shaky bullpen that keeps suffering losses both on and off the field.

Dodgers Week 5: It can always get worse

The Dodgers lost five of their seven games last week to the Reds and Brewers, but most importantly lost starting pitcher Dustin May to an arm injury, the extent of which is yet unknown but considered serious.

Dodgers Week 4: A rare losing week

The Dodgers starting pitching was excellent last week but the offense was bad and the team played sloppily in losing four of six games to the Mariners and Padres.

300+ Dodgers weekly reviews

A look back at the last 12 years of Dodgers weekly reviews, which recently passed number 300. Clayton Kershaw, as you might imagine, has won True Blue LA pitcher of the week the most times.

Week 3: April showers of Justin Turner power

Justin Turner hit three home runs in the last week, matching his career April total coming into 2021, and the Dodgers continued to roll, winning five of six games, including taking two of three in a showdown series against the rival Padres.