Trending Up, Trending Down: Adrian Gonzalez And Jimmy Rollins Stay Put

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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After posting a 2-4 record last week, the Los Angeles Dodgers looked to turn the page against two last place clubs, the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies, as part of a seven-game road trip.

The first series at Miller Park could’ve been much better, but the Dodgers managed to split the four-game set. Inclement weather played a large role at Coors Field over the weekend, ultimately postponing the second game of the series and shortening the first one.

Nevertheless, the Dodgers won the two games played, with a doubleheader now scheduled when they next visit Colorado in June. Now let’s analyze the players who had success and those that didn’t during the six-game span.

Trending Down:

Jimmy Rollins: For the fourth consecutive week, Rollins finds himself back in this section after struggling mightily at the plate. In five games, he recorded just three hits (one home run) in 20 at-bats while striking out three times. As a result, his batting line fell to .171/.262/.306.

Scott Van Slyke: In nine at-bats this week, Van Slyke failed to get a hit and struck out four times. Due to a small sample size, his batting line remains an excellent .302/.367/.465.

Andre Ethier: Starting in every game this week, Ethier produced only three hits in 17 at-bats while walking four times (one intentional). The minor slump didn’t have any effect on his slash line though, as it sits at a strong .288/.398/.548.

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