Trending Up, Trending Down: Andre Ethier And Yasiel Puig Struggle

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With the month of June nearing an end, the Los Angeles Dodgers looked to change their fortunes away from Los Angeles as they started a 10-game road trip in Chicago.

After losing the first two games at Wrigley Field, the Dodgers rebounded nicely and were able to salvage the series against the Cubs with a split. Finally, Dodgers next traveled to South Beach, where they took two of three games at Marlins Park — winning the opener and finale after losing the middle game due to costly errors.

With a 4-3 week, let’s look at the players who found success and those that didn’t during the seven-game span.

Trending Down:

Andre Ethier: Playing in six games total (four starts), Ethier reached base three times in 18 plate appearances — one hit and two walks (.167 on-base percentage). Because of the down week, his slash line fell to .260/.340/.457.

Yasiel Puig: Due to suffering from a blister on his left hand, Puig didn’t receive much playing time last week.

In three starts (four games total), Puig had just two hits, including one triple and drew four walks in 15 plate appearances while striking out twice. His slash line on the year still remains solid at .300/.389/.482, however.

Yasmani Grandal: Receiving four starts this week (five games played), Grandal tallied one single in 15 at-bats while drawing two walks. Although he’s had a rough week, the minor slump had no effect on his batting line for the season, as it stands at .259/.370/.459.

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