Trending Up, Trending Down: Greinke & Kershaw Shine, Rollins Improving

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It was an up-and-down week for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they completed a 10-game road trip by going 5-5 against the Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves and New York Mets. After taking two of three from the Nationals, the Dodgers suffered a combined four losses to the Braves and Mets.

Despite ending the trip on a down note, there were plenty of great pitching performances out of the All-Star break.

Now let’s take a look at which players had success and those that didn’t during the 10-game stretch.

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Zach Lee: Making his Major League debut against the Mets on Saturday, Lee struggled throughout the entire outing. In 4.2 innings pitched, he allowed 11 hits (including a home run) and issued one walk while striking out three. After one start, his ERA and WHIP for the season sit at 13.50 and 2.57, respectively.

Yasiel Puig: In his last five starts (seven games), Puig reached base just twice in 22 plate appearances (.091 on-base percentage). Despite the low OBP, both of his hits went for home runs. As the week concludes, his batting line for the year diminished to .253/.327/.423.

Carl Crawford: Since being activated off the disabled list, Crawford has yet to find his stride. In nine at-bats (five games), he recorded just one hit and struck out three times. As a result, his slash line for the season dropped to .224/.237/.362.

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