Dodger Cogs and Dogs: Edition 7


Courtesy Los Angeles Dodgers/Jon SooHoo
Roberto Baly, blogger of Vin Scully Is My Homeboy, at Fenway Park.

Remember back when all the Dodger pitchers were on a roll? Good times.

6/21 . 6/10 . 5/24 . 5/13 . 5/3 . 4/19 . 4/12 . Player Comment
1 2 3 5 6 10 20 Clayton Kershaw 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings. Tossup between him and Kuroda.
2 3 2 2 2 3 1 Hiroki Kuroda Has held opposition to three earned runs or less in 12 of 14 starts.
3 1 1 1 1 2 11 Andre Ethier Faced with the fact that he’s a non-contributor since May 14.
4 10 14 9 7 8 4 Rafael Furcal At the top of his game before father’s tragic death.
5 12 5 3 4 4 9 Manny Ramirez Snaps out of his slump just as several Dodgers enter one.
6 4 11 10 5 6 13 Jonathan Broxton One batter faced in past eight days.
7 8 16 18 NR NR NR Hong-Chih Kuo Wowed ‘em in Fenway.
8 13 10 6 8 9 24 James Loney I kind of get excited when he’s up now. That stopped being the case last year.
9 9 4 4 3 1 5 Matt Kemp Everyone has a theory about his struggles, but who’s got the answer?
10 6 8 11 12 12 10 Chad Billingsley That was an ill-timed injury, but hopefully it’s being nipped in the bud.
11 5 7 8 26 NR NR John Ely The big test is coming: Can he keep the ball in the park?
12 11 9 16 11 7 6 Casey Blake .551 OPS, one extra-base hit in 49 June plate appearances.
13 14 12 12 15 14 14 Blake DeWitt HBP won’t keep him out of any games, according to Tony Jackson.
14 15 6 7 10 5 2 Russell Martin OBP is 99 points above batting average, thanks to team-high 31 walks.
15 16 13 17 18 21 18 Jamey Carroll A walking machine whose .385 OBP leads Dodger position players.
16 18 21 22 21 17 15 Jeff Weaver Guy has really created a second career for himself as reliever.
17 17 25 24 NR NR NR Ronald Belisario Six straight scoreless appearances before Saturday.
18 7 18 14 16 18 21 Carlos Monasterios It doesn’t need to be a serious injury to be an injury.
19 21 19 13 14 13 7 Ronnie Belliard Has highest OPS (.747) of Dodger reserves.
20 20 20 20 17 20 8 Reed Johnson In 43 plate appearances since May 17, 16 for 40 (.400) with two walks, two doubles.
21 22 15 19 19 NR NR Xavier Paul Anderson’s hot streak has him waiting for the next injury.
22 19 17 15 9 11 12 Ramon Troncoso Just needs the shoulder surgery to seal Cory Wade Award.
23 24 NR NR NR NR NR Travis Schlichting Scoreless streak at 7 2/3 innings now.
24 23 NR NR NR NR NR Justin Miller Struck out seven of 13 batters faced in three shutout innings on roadtrip.
25 25 22 23 20 15 25 Vicente Padilla Encouraging comeback start spoiled by sixth-inning HR on Saturday.
26 26 23 25 22 19 19 A.J. Ellis Would like to see him get his second career two-hit game.
27 27 29 29 28 25 NR Jon Link If Haeger blows up again, we might see him arrive on the roster shuttle this weekend.
28 28 24 26 24 23 23 Brad Ausmus Taking batting practice but a long ways from returning, says Ken Gurnick.
29 NR NR NR NR NR NR Chin-Lung Hu An infinitely good hitter and fielder for the Dodgers this season.
30 33 32 32 30 22 16 Garret Anderson In past eight games, 8 for 18 (.444) with homer and three doubles.
31 29 26 21 23 24 17 Ramon Ortiz Twenty different batters had 1.000 OBP against him this year.
32 30 27 27 NR NR NR Nick Green Entered game in ninth inning and flied out in first at-bat for Toronto on Sunday.
33 35 NR NR NR NR NR Scott Elbert Hope things get better, Scott.
34 31 28 28 27 26 26 George Sherrill Four straight scoreless appearances (thanks in part to Miller bailing him out after leadoff triple Sunday).
35 32 30 30 29 27 22 Russ Ortiz Had a 0.25 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings with San Jose in 1996.
36 34 31 31 25 16 3 Charlie Haeger Pitched much better Sunday, but still walked four in six innings.
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