2007 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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2007 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Los Angeles (since 1958)
Other information
Owner(s) Frank McCourt
General manager(s) Ned Colletti
Manager(s) Grady Little
Local television FSN Prime Ticket
KCAL-TV (9)
Vin Scully, Charley Steiner, Steve Lyons
Local radio

KFWB
Vin Scully, Rick Monday, Charley Steiner

KWKW
Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez, Fernando Valenzuela
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The Los Angeles Dodgers' 2007 season started off promisingly with the Dodgers holding the Western Division lead for most of the first half of the season. However, the team faded down the stretch and finished the season in fourth place. Two of the teams big free agent signings, pitchers Jason Schmidt and Randy Wolf were injured and missed most of the season. A promising development was the play of several rookies including James Loney and Matt Kemp and the further development of second year catcher Russell Martin, who was named to his first All-Star Game.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB
Arizona Diamondbacks 90 72 .555 --
Colorado Rockies 90 73 .552 ½
San Diego Padres 89 74 .546
Los Angeles Dodgers 82 80 .506 8
San Francisco Giants 71 91 .438 19


Season summary[edit]

April[edit]

The Dodgers began their 2007 season on the road as they went to Milwaukee to begin a three-game series with the Brewers. But the Brewers pitching shut down the Dodgers offense for the first two games of the series. They got their own pitching settled down as they enjoyed a four-game winning streak, including a three-game sweep of the Giants in San Francisco. The Dodgers went to Dodger Stadium for the first time of the season and had a successful 4-2 homestand.

A two-game mini-series sweep in Arizona against the Diamondbacks followed by a split of a two-game series against the Rockies saw the Dodgers go 3-1 on the road-trip. Back in Los Angeles, the Dodgers won the first two games of a three-game series with the Pirates, improving their record to a league-leading 13-5 in the process before a four-game losing streak, including being swept by the Giants, dropped their record to 13-9. They ended their April with a 15-11 record, leading the NL West.

May[edit]

May began with the Dodgers concluding their three-game series with the Diamondbacks with a pair of 2-1 victories. After splitting the first two games of a three-game series with the Braves, the Dodgers blew a late lead in the third game of the series due to poor relief pitching. The Braves won the game 6-4 and took the series two games to one. The Dodgers continued their roadtrip with the Marlins, splitting the four game series. The Dodgers then began a 6 game homestand against the Reds and the Cardinals. They went on to have a 5-1 homestand, sweeping Reds and taking 2 out of 3 from the Cardinals. The Dodgers were then swept in a 3 game weekend series with the Angels played in Anaheim. The Dodgers returned home to face the Brewers whom they beat two in a row after dropping the first game of the series. The Dodgers then took two of the three games they played with the Cubs at Dodger Stadium. In Washington, they took two out of three games, shutting out the Nationals in the first two games.

June[edit]

The Dodgers beat the Pirates in the first game of a four game series in Pittsburgh, the Pirates held the Dodgers to just one run in a 3-1 victory. The next day the Dodgers came from a 4-0 deficit to win 5-4. The Dodgers then went to San Diego to play the Padres and were swept there despite having a 5-1 lead in the 9th inning of the last game. The Dodgers also dropped out of first place during this time. Interleague play then begun with the Blue Jays coming to Los Angeles. The Dodgers were able to end a three-game losing streak in 10 innings, with a walk off home run but then lost the next two games from the Blue Jays. They then swept the 1st Place team of the NL East, the Mets in a three game series at Dodger Stadium. The Freeway Series then returned, this time to Dodger Stadium where the Dodgers stole the first game from the Angles, but then lost the next two. The Dodgers then had a ten game road trip to Toronto, Tampa Bay, and Arizona. They went 6-4 on the road trip. They returned home to play their division rivals, the Padres and lost the first two games. They ended June with an even 14-14 record.

July[edit]

The Dodgers went 3-4 before the All Star Break, dropping two out of four games from the Atlanta Braves and two out of three games from the Florida Marlins. After the All Star Break, the Dodgers completed a sweep of the Giants in San Francisco. This year in San Francisco, they are 6-0. The Dodgers got 2 out of 3 games from the Philadelphia Phillies and took 1 out of 3 from the New York Mets. Relief pitching became a great concern for the Dodgers after the All Star Break, with some relievers pitching an entire series, or more consecutive games.

Game log[edit]

2007 Game Log


Team leaders[edit]

Batting[edit]

Stat Player Total
Avg. Jeff Kent .302
HR Jeff Kent 20
RBI Russell Martin 87
R Juan Pierre 96
SB Juan Pierre 64

Pitching[edit]

Stat Player Total
W Brad Penny 16
SV Takashi Saito 39
IP Brad Penny 208
ERA Brad Penny 3.03

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Juan Pierre Center fielder
Russell Martin Catcher
Nomar Garciaparra First baseman
Jeff Kent Second baseman
Luis Gonzalez Left fielder
Wilson Betemit Third baseman
Andre Ethier Right fielder
Ramón Martínez Shortstop
Derek Lowe Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

2007 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Starting Pitchers stats[edit]

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO CG
Brad Penny 33 33 208.0 16-4 3.03 73 135 0
Derek Lowe 33 33 199.3 12-14 3.88 59 147 3
Randy Wolf 18 18 102.7 9-6 4.73 39 94 0
Chad Billingsley 43 20 147.0 12-5 3.31 64 141 1
David Wells 7 7 38.7 4-1 5.12 9 19 0
Hong-Chih Kuo 8 6 30.3 1-4 7.42 15 27 0
Jason Schmidt 6 6 25.7 1-4 6.31 14 22 0
Esteban Loaiza 5 5 22.7 1-4 8.34 16 15 0

Relief Pitchers stats[edit]

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO SV
Takashi Saito 63 0 64.3 2-1 1.40 13 78 39
Joe Beimel 83 0 67.3 4-2 3.88 24 39 1
Jonathan Broxton 83 0 82.0 4-4 2.85 25 99 2
Rudy Seánez 73 0 76.0 6-3 3.79 27 73 1
Scott Proctor 31 0 32.0 3-0 3.38 15 27 0
Mark Hendrickson 39 15 122.7 4-8 5.21 29 92 0
Brett Tomko 33 15 104.0 2-11 5.80 42 79 0
Eric Stults 12 5 38.7 1-4 5.82 17 30 0
D.J. Houlton 18 0 28.0 0-2 4.18 7 21 0
Chin-hui Tsao 21 0 24.7 0-1 4.38 8 16 0
Roberto Hernández 22 0 20.3 0-2 6.64 9 13 0
Jonathan Meloan 5 0 7.3 0-0 11.05 8 7 0
Eric Hull 5 0 6.7 0-0 4.05 3 5 0
Yhency Brazobán 4 0 1.7 0-0 16.20 3 5 0

Batting Stats[edit]

Name Pos G AB Avg. R H HR RBI SB
Russell Martin C 151 540 .293 87 158 19 87 21
Mike Lieberthal C 38 77 .234 6 18 0 1 0
Chad Moeller C 7 8 .125 2 1 0 0 0
James Loney 1B 96 344 .331 41 114 15 67 0
Jeff Kent 2B 136 494 .302 78 149 20 79 1
Rafael Furcal SS 138 581 .270 87 157 6 47 25
Nomar Garciaparra 3B/1B 121 431 .283 39 122 7 59 3
Tony Abreu 3B/2B/SS 59 166 .271 19 45 2 17 0
Wilson Betemit 3B/2B/SS/RF 84 156 .231 22 36 10 26 0
Ramón Martínez 2B/3B/SS/1B 67 129 .194 10 25 0 27 1
Olmedo Sáenz 1B/3B 92 110 .191 9 21 4 18 0
Andy LaRoche 3B/LF 35 93 .226 16 21 1 10 2
Wilson Valdéz SS/2B/3B/LF/CF 41 74 .216 12 16 0 7 1
Shea Hillenbrand 3B/1B 20 70 .243 6 17 1 9 0
Mark Sweeney 1B 30 33 .273 2 9 0 3 0
Chin-Lung Hu SS 12 29 .241 5 7 2 5 0
Marlon Anderson 1B/2B 23 26 .231 3 6 0 2 1
Luis Gonzalez LF 139 464 .278 70 129 15 68 6
Juan Pierre CF 162 668 .293 96 196 0 41 64
Andre Ethier RF/LF 153 447 .284 50 127 13 64 0
Matt Kemp RF/CF 98 292 .342 47 100 10 42 10
Brady Clark RF/LF/CF 47 58 .224 7 13 0 1
Delwyn Young LF/2B 19 34 .382 4 13 2 3 1

2007 Awards[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League Lorenzo Bundy
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League John Shoemaker
High A Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino California League Dave Collins
A Great Lakes Loons Midwest League Lance Parrish
Rookie Ogden Raptors Pioneer League Jeff Carter
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Juan Bustabad
Rookie DSL Dodgers Dominican Summer League

Miscellaneous[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • Game Logs:
1st Half: Los Angeles Dodgers Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Los Angeles Dodgers Game Log on ESPN.com