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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.

Week 27: Clayton Kershaw passes Cy Young

Clayton Kershaw has looked strong since returning from the injured list, including nine strikeouts on the last day of the season, passing Cy Young on the all-time strikeout list in the process.

Week 26: A new wins record

The Dodgers clinched the best record in MLB and set a franchise wins record last week, all while winning four of sox games over the Padres and Rockies.

Week 25: Checking boxes on the way to No. 1

The Dodgers made errors, had trouble hitting, and were outscored during a busy, eight-game week. But they also clinched a bye into the Division Series and secured the No. 1 seed in the National League playoffs.

Week 24: A division title & several wins milestones

The Dodgers last week won the National League West, reached 100 wins the fastest ever, set a franchise record for road wins, and swept the rival giants.

Week 23: Back in the playoffs again (almost)

The Dodgers won four of six games against the Giants and Padres, behind hot weeks from Freddie Freeman, Justin Turner, and Max Muncy. The Dodgers are in the playoffs for a 10th straight season, and on the precipice of yet another National League West divisional title.

Week 22: Weathering the storm

The Dodgers suffered their longest losing streak in three months — all of three games — but still won four of seven games. A handful of pitchers got on and off the injured list carousel, and Justin Turner and Mookie Betts had strong weeks at the plate.

Week 21: Mookie Betts powers up

Mookie Betts hit four home run, leading a hot Dodgers offense to four wins in six games against the Brewers and Marlins.

Week 20: More stingy pitching

The Dodgers won five of seven games against the Brewers and Marlins, headlined by exceedingly strong pitching, the backbone of Los Angeles’ season.

Week 19: Max Muncy is heating up

Max Muncy has been red hot all August. Julio Urías and Tony Gonsolin pitched well, again. The Dodgers won four out of five games over the Twins and Royals to finish off the interleague portion of the schedule.

Week 18: Owning the National League West

The Dodgers ran roughshod through the Giants and Padres, going 7-0 to leave no doubt that Los Angeles is the class of the National League West.

Week 17: Tyler Anderson zeros, James Outman says hello

Tyler Anderson continued his stingy ways on the mound, James Outman had a memorable major league debut, and the Dodgers knocked another week off the schedule while widening their lead in the National League West.

Week 16: Picking up right where they left off

The Dodgers came out of the All-Star break on fire, sweeping the Giants at home to extend their win streak to eight games, setting themselves up beautifully for the stretch run.

Week 15: Heading into the break on fire

A winning week for the Dodgers included Freddie Freeman reaching another gear, Clayton Kershaw almost perfect (again), and LA’s biggest comeback win of the season.

Week 14: Widening the gap

The Dodgers won all seven games against the Rockies and Cubs, widening their lead in the National League West to a season-high eight games.

Week 13: The Ian Gibaut Era

The Dodgers beat the Padres three out of four but lost two of three to the Rockies. They also got Mookie Betts back off the injured list. But this week will be remembered for one thing.

Week 12: Trea bien

Freddie Freeman returned to Atlanta. He, Trea Turner, and Will Smith paced the Dodgers offense in a week that saw Los Angeles win five of six games in Cincinnati & Atlanta.

Week 11: Stuck in neutral

The Dodgers got great pitching from Tyler Anderson, Tony Gonsolin, and others, but the offense was disappointing for a third straight week. And Mookie Betts got hurt.

Week 10: Walker Buehler gets hurt, offense disappears

Dodgers got swept in San Francisco, saw their offense all but disappear, and had their opening day starter Walker Buehler go down with an elbow injury, expected to miss= a few months.

Week 9: Homestand woes

A look back at a disappointing homestand for the Dodgers, getting swept by the Pirates and dropping five of seven games overall at Dodger Stadium.

Week 8: Top of the lineup, and Tyler too

Mookie Betts kept scoring runs, and Tyler Anderson stopped giving them up, leading the Dodgers to six wins in seven games on the road against the Nationals and Diamondbacks.

Week 7: Mookie Betts powers up

Mookie Betts stayed hot with seven extra-base hits, and the Dodgers got strong pitching on their way to winning six of seven games over the Diamondbacks and Phillies. Only a 10th-inning error on Sunday prevented a perfect 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.