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Trending Up, Trending Down: Jimmy Rollins Does Well, Bullpen Struggles

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After sweeping the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Los Angeles Dodgers traveled to Pennsylvania for two three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates. At Citizens Bank Park, the Dodgers were able to take two of three from the Phillies, but were then swept by the Pirates at PNC Park.

With a 2-4 week, let’s analyze which players had the most success and those that struggled.

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Joel Peralta: Making four relief appearances last week, Peralta allowed five earned runs and seven hits in 3.1 innings pitched. On Tuesday, he ultimately surrendered a go-ahead grand slam to Maikel Franco to cement a loss against the Phillies.

In Sunday’s game, he allowed two additional home runs, raising his ERA and FIP to 5.40 and 5.60 during the road trip.

Jim Johnson: Like Peralta, Johnson had a forgettable week.

In three appearances, Johnson accumulated 2.2 innings pitched, allowed 11 earned runs on 10 hits and issued three walks. As a member of the Atlanta Braves, he allowed 12 earned runs in 48 innings and has essentially equaled that amount in one week since being acquired by the Dodgers.

Mat Latos: Following a solid outing in his Dodgers debut last week, Latos wasn’t as impressive his second time around.

In his start against the Pirates, Latos allowed eight baserunners (seven hits, one walk) and six earned runs in four innings without recording a strikeout. As a result, his ERA and FIP jumped to 4.67 and 3.64 on the season.

CONTINUE READING: Jimmy Rollins Excels In Dodgers’ Down Week

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