Trending Up, Trending Down: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers Pitchers Struggling

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Meeting up with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies for the last time this season, the Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t quite accomplish what they hoped for.

After splitting a four-game series with the Diamondbacks, the Dodgers were then swept in their weekend series at Coors Field, with the magic number to clinch the National League West remaining at two through Sunday.

With a 2-5 week, let’s look back at the players who found success and those that didn’t.

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Brett Anderson: Making two starts last week, one each against the Diamondbacks and Rockies, Anderson had trouble with the home run ball.

In 8.2 combined innings, he gave up 11 earned runs on 20 hits (three home runs) while striking out just two batters. As a result, his ERA and WHIP increased to 3.75 and 4.03, respectively.

Mike Bolsinger: In one start against the Rockies last week, Bolsinger also struggled with the long ball.

In just four innings, he allowed 10 baserunners (seven hits, three walks) and four earned runs, including a season-high three home runs. To no surprise, his ERA and FIP for the season jumped to 3.48 and 3.90.

Adrian Gonzalez: Though he was out of the lineup on Saturday and Sunday with a pinched nerve in his back, Gonzalez appeared in five games last week (four starts).

In 19 plate appearances, he struck out three times and reached base safely five times (two hits, three walks) — amounting to a .263 on-base percentage.

Not all was bad, though, as he hit a double and his 28th home run of the season on Monday. Even with the slump, his on-base-plus-slugging in 2015 remains stellar at .840.

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  1. Ok Mattingly you SOB…Put your able starters on the field.quit playing players that are not going to the playoffs.Put Andre back in..quit screwing with him.he was our hottest batter and you’ ve kept him out for the last 2 weeks..play to win!!!!

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