Another 3-3 week for the Dodgers as they had their ups and downs stemming from matchups with the Nationals, Rockies, and Cubs, scoring 25 runs, and allowing 26. The Dodgers hit .241 with five home runs, each by a different player. The list includes: Matt Kemp (12), Andre Ethier (6), A.J. Ellis (2), Dee Gordon (1), and Jerry Hairston, Jr. (1).
The team’s pythagorean theorem for the week’s performance shows a season-long projection of 79-83, a differential of +12 from last week.
In a major pitcher’s duel, the Dodgers, led by Chris Capuano were successful in completing a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Sunday, a great way to begin the week heading for the road.
What better way to dis-inflate a team with a boat-load of confidence? Send them to Coors Field, where on Monday the Dodgers got out to a lead, but could not stop the Rockies or the thin air for that matter, dropping a 6-2 ballgame.
Tuesday was nearly more of the same, the team jumped out to a 4-0 lead, and would inflate it just enough for them to hang on to a 7-6 victory after Josh Lindblom was roughed up for the first time this season.
In what seemed to be the theme of the series, the Rockies would tease the Dodgers twice, grabbing a lead and relinquishing it before finally seeing Jason Giambi walk-off against Scott Elbert, a three-run blast lifting the Rockies over the Dodgers, 8-5.
The trip to Chicago saw the Dodgers continue to be flat as they nearly fell on their face, surrendering a 5-1 lead before attempting a comeback, one that would fall a run too short, giving the Cubs a 5-4 victory at Wrigley Field.
They say that an ace is capable of ending any losing streak. Capuano is not the team’s ace but sure is pitching like one, and even hit as if he were apart of the lineup, aiding his cause en route to his fourth win of the season, a 5-1 conquest on Saturday morning.
Michael welcomed Dodgers Nation to a new era as the sale of the team was completed.
A.J. Ellis surpassed Andre Ethier in the weekly Hitter Rankings.
Meanwhile Chris Capuano continued his surprising start to the 2012 season and climbed his way atop the Pitcher Rankings for the week.
The Dodgers topped the National League, but trailed only the Texas Rangers in the MLB Power Rankings.
Did you miss the press conference introducing the new owners? No problem. Jonathan recaps it nicely for all fans.
Jordan provided more information on Abreu as the signing became more evident.
Just a bench player? No way! That says Michael, who preaches the excellence of Jerry Hairston, Jr. this season for the Dodgers.
When the signing was finalized Jonathan filled us in with all of the details.
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