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2007 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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

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    Vin Scully, Rick Monday, Charley Steiner

    KWKW
    Jaime Jarr√≠n, Pepe Y√Īiguez, 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

    Regular season

    Season standings

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    Season summary

    April

    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

    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

    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

    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

    2007 Game Log


    Team leaders

    Batting

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

    Pitching

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

    Opening Day lineup

    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

    Roster

    2007 Los Angeles Dodgers
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Starting Pitchers stats

    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

    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 Se√°nez 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 Hern√°ndez 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 Brazob√°n 4 0 1.7 0-0 16.20 3 5 0

    Batting Stats

    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 S√°enz 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

    Farm system

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    Major League Baseball Draft

    The Dodgers selected 40 players in this draft. Of those, four of them would eventually play Major League baseball. The Dodgers lost their own first round pick to the San Francisco Giants as a result of signing free agent pitcher Jason Schmidt but gained a first round pick as well as a supplemental first round pick because of the loss of free agent Julio Lugo.

    The top draft pick was right handed pitcher Chris Withrow from Midland High School in Midland, Texas. He made his Major League debut in 2013 with the Dodgers.

    The supplemental pick was right handed pitcher James Adkins from the University of Tennessee. He was a 1st team Freshman All-American at Tennessee in 2006 and was MVP of the Knoxville Regional at the College World Series. Adkins is Tennessee's all time leader in strikeouts with 350 career strikeouts.[1] He played for the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League in 2007, starting 11 games for the Loons and finishing with an 0-1 record and a 2.42 ERA in 26 innings of work during his first season of professional baseball. In 2008, he was 5-8 with a 5.34 ERA for Single-A Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino and 1-3 with a 4.74 ERA in 8 starts for the Double-A Jacksonville Suns. He started 26 games for the Chattanooga Lookouts in 2009, with a 6-10 record and 4.48 ERA. He was converted exclusively to a reliever in 2010, making 40 appearances for the Lookouts and 5 for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes. He was released by the Dodgers on April 5, 2011. He signed with the Cincinnati Reds on May 4, but was released in August.[2] After taking the 2012 season off, Adkins spent 2013 with the Grand Prairie AirHogs and Gary SouthShore RailCats, both part of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.

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    References

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