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