Stats shown are those accumulated for the week consisting of April 16-April 22.
13. Juan Uribe: 0-for-8 (.000) on 31 pitches (3.88 P/AB)
A sore wrist limited Uribe to two games this week. In both games he was quite impatient, striking out once. I expect at least a hit next week in the upcoming series.
12. Tony Gwynn, Jr.: 2-for-5 (.400) on 18 pitches (3.60 P/AB)
Gwynn could be better with more playing time. However, he is stuck behind Juan Rivera. Tony’s presence on the bench gives the Dodgers a speed element that intimidates opposing pitchers.
11. Matt Treanor: 1-for-6 (.167) on 25 pitches (4.17 P/AB)
A hit is icing on the cake for the Dodgers’ backup catcher.
10. Justin Sellers: 1-for-8 (.125) on 45 pitches (5.63 P/AB)
Justin saw more time, and not surprisingly isn’t making contact. If Juan Uribe continues to flounder, the Sellers era will begin, at least until a trade is made.
9. Adam Kennedy: 0-for-5 (.000) on 28 pitches (5.60 P/AB)
Despite not getting any hits this week, Kennedy did well in seeing nearly six pitches per at-bat, which works well in attempting to wear down a pitcher.
8. Jerry Hairston, Jr.: 4-for-14 (.286) on 57 pitches (4.07 P/AB)
Hairston was one of the lone bright spots for the Dodgers in Sunday’s defeat. He was also their defensive player of the week, aiding the Dodgers by exhibiting his superb defensive talents. With the bat he has been better than expected.
7. A.J. Ellis: 3-for-13 (.231) on 81 pitches (6.23 P/AB)
How much longer until Ellis gets a shot at the two-spot? While A.J. can get the occasional hit here and there, he is assured his share of pitches. He walked three times this week, something that if done earlier in the lineup could be costly for any opposition.
6. Dee Gordon: 5-for-20 (.250) on 75 pitches (3.75 P/AB)
Quite a lackluster week for the otherwise exciting Gordon. Dee was caught stealing twice, one more than he actually stole, a surprising feat in itself. The benching of Dee on Friday paid off as Gordon racked up four hits in a Saturday return. Let’s not forget Sunday’s walk-off single.