One week removed from which the Los Angeles Dodgers won six of seven games, they looked for similar success against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Arizona Diamondbacks.
After taking two of three at Angel Stadium, the Dodgers did the same at Chase Field, ending the week with a 4-2 record. They remain in first place over the San Francisco Giants by 7.5 games in the National League West entering play on Monday, with roughly three weeks remaining in the regular season.
Let’s analyze the players who had success and those who struggled during the six-game span.
Alex Wood: Making one start last week against the Diamondbacks, Wood had one of the roughest outings of his career.
In 1.2 just innings pitched, he allowed nine baserunners and eight runs (six earned) while striking out just one batter. He saw his ERA increase by 30 points to 3.81 and FIP jump to 4.63.
Luis Avilan: Appearing in three games out of the bullpen last week, Avilan gave up at least one earned run in all of them.
In just one inning pitched, he allowed four earned runs (one home run) and five baserunners while striking out two. As a result, his ERA and WHIP for the season increased to 4.25 and 1.21, respectively.
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