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2006 Los Angeles Dodgers season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2006 Los Angeles Dodgers
National League Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record88–74 (.543)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Frank McCourt
General manager(s)Ned Colletti
Manager(s)Grady Little
Local televisionFox Sports Prime Ticket; KCAL-TV (9)
Vin Scully, Charley Steiner, Steve Lyons
Local radioKFWB
Vin Scully, Rick Monday, Charley Steiner, Jerry Reuss
KWKW
Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez, Fernando Valenzuela
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In 2006, the Los Angeles Dodgers looked to improve their record from 2005. The team switched General Managers from Paul DePodesta to Ned Colletti, and hired Grady Little as the new manager. The Dodgers won 88 games but won the National League wild card, but in the first round of the playoffs lost in three straight games against the New York Mets. This is also their first season to be broadcast on KCAL-TV (9).

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League West

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Diego Padres 88 74 0.543 43–38 45–36
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 0.543 49–32 39–42
San Francisco Giants 76 85 0.472 11½ 43–38 33–47
Arizona Diamondbacks 76 86 0.469 12 39–42 37–44
Colorado Rockies 76 86 0.469 12 44–37 32–49


Record vs. opponents


Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 6–1 4–2 4–2 12–7 2–4 4–5 8–10 3–3 1–6 1–5 5–1 9–10 8–11 4–3 1–5 4–11
Atlanta 1–6 6–1 4–3 3–3 11–8 3–4 3–3 2–4 7–11 7–11 3–3 7–2 3–4 4–2 10–8 5–10
Chicago 2–4 1–6 10–9 2–4 2–4 7–8 4–2 8–8 3–3 2–5 6–9 0–7 2–4 11–8 2–4 4–11
Cincinnati 2–4 3–4 9–10 5–1 4–2 10–5 0–6 9–10 3–4 2–4 9–7 2–4 2–5 9–6 5–1 6-9
Colorado 7–12 3–3 4–2 1–5 3–3 4–2 4–15 2–4 1–5 3–4 3–3 10–9 10–8 2–7 8–0 11–4
Florida 4–2 8–11 4–2 2–4 3–3 3–4 1–5 7–0 8–11 6–13 5–2 3–3 3–3 1–5 11–7 9–9
Houston 5–4 4–3 8–7 5–10 2–4 4-3 3–3 10–5 2–4 2–4 13–3 3–3 1–5 9–7 4–4 7–11
Los Angeles 10–8 3–3 2–4 6–0 15–4 5–1 3–3 4–2 3–4 4–3 6–4 5–13 13–6 0–7 4–2 5–10
Milwaukee 3–3 4–2 8–8 10–9 4–2 0–7 5–10 2–4 3–3 5–1 7–9 4–3 6–3 7–9 1–5 6–9
New York 6–1 11–7 3–3 4–3 5–1 11–8 4–2 4–3 3–3 11–8 5–4 5–2 3–3 4–2 12–6 6–9
Philadelphia 5-1 11–7 5–2 4–2 4–3 13–6 4–2 3–4 1–5 8–11 3–3 2–4 5–1 3–3 9–10 5–13
Pittsburgh 1–5 3–3 9–6 7–9 3–3 2–5 3–13 4–6 9–7 4–5 3–3 1–5 6–1 6–9 3–3 3–12
San Diego 10–9 2–7 7–0 4–2 9–10 3–3 3–3 13–5 3–4 2–5 4–2 5–1 7–12 4–2 5–1 7–8
San Francisco 11–8 4–3 4–2 5–2 8–10 3–3 5–1 6–13 3–6 3–3 1–5 1–6 12–7 1–4 1–5 8–7
St. Louis 3–4 2–4 8–11 6–9 7–2 5-1 7–9 7–0 9–7 2–4 3–3 9–6 2–4 4–1 4–3 5–10
Washington 5–1 8–10 4–2 1–5 0–8 7-11 4–4 2–4 5–1 6–12 10–9 3–3 1–5 5–1 3–4 7–11


Game log

Legend
  Dodgers win
  Dodgers loss
  Postponement
Bold Dodgers team member


2006 Game Log
April (12-13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 3 Atlanta Braves 11-10 Villarreal (1-0) Lowe (0-1) Reitsma (1) 56,000 0-1
2 April 4 Atlanta Braves 4-5 Penny (1-0) Smoltz (0-1) Báez (1) 36,249 1-1
3 April 5 Atlanta Braves 9-8 Villarreal (2-0) Osoria (0-1) Reitsma (2) 35,292 1-2
4 April 7 @ Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Tomko (1-0) Floyd (0-1) Báez (2) 25,518 2-2
-- April 8 @ Philadelphia Phillies 3:05pm PPD, RAIN; rescheduled for April 9
5 April 9 @ Philadelphia Phillies 3-6 Gordon (1-1) Hamulack (0-1) None 2-3
6 April 9 @ Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Penny (2-0) Lieber (0-2) None 38,056 3-3
7 April 10 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 Pérez (1-0) Duke (0-1) None 39,129 4-3
8 April 11 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 6-7 Torres (1-1) Carter (0-1) Gonzalez (1) 17,240 4-4
9 April 12 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 5-9 Torres (2-1) Kuo (0-1) None 13,237 4-5
10 April 13 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 13-5 Lowe (1-1) Pérez (0-2) None 18,134 5-5
11 April 14 San Francisco Giants 2-1 Wright Kuo (0-2) Worrell (4) 45,940 5-6
12 April 15 San Francisco Giants 1-3 Pérez (2-0) Schmidt (0-2) Báez (3) 55,132 6-6
13 April 16 San Francisco Giants 2-0 Hennessey (1-0) Seo (0-1) Worrell (5) 47,024 6-7
14 April 17 Chicago Cubs 4-1 Maddux (3-0) Tomko (1-1) Dempster (3) 33,551 6-8
15 April 18 Chicago Cubs 1-2 Saito (1-0) Ohman (1-1) None 37,340 7-8
16 April 19 Chicago Cubs 5-4 Williamson (2-0) Báez (0-1) Dempster (4) 41,288 7-9
17 April 21 Arizona Diamondbacks 3-6 Pérez (3-0) Hernandez (1-3) Daez (4) 44,294 8-9
18 April 22 Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Batista (2-0) Seo (0-2) Valverde (3) 51,878 8-10
19 April 23 Arizona Diamondbacks 4-6 Tomko (2-1) Ortiz (0-3) Báez (5) 48,394 9-10
20 April 24 @ Houston Astros 6-2 Saito (2-0) Lidge (0-1) Báez (6) 28,382 10-10
21 April 25 @ Houston Astros 3-4 (14) Astacio (2-0) Kuo (0-3) None 30,451 10-11
22 April 26 @ Houston Astros 5-8 Rodríguez (4-0) Pérez (3-1) None 32,874 10-12
23 April 28 @ San Diego Padres 3-0 Seo (1-2) Young (2-2) Báez (7) 36,435 11-12
24 April 29 @ San Diego Padres 4-2 Tomko (3-1) Hensley (1-2) Báez (8) 44,337 12-12
25 April 30 @ San Diego Padres 5-6 (10) Linebrink (2-2) Hamulack (0-2) None 38,116 12-13
May (18-10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
26 May 1 @ Arizona Diamondbacks 2-3 Vargas (3-1) Penny (2-1) Valverde (6) 20,100 12-14
27 May 2 @ Arizona Diamondbacks 8-10 Vizcaino (1-2) Saito (2-1) Valverde (7) 23,216 12-15
28 May 3 San Diego Padres 11-5 Cassidy (1-0) Osoria (0-2) None 33,352 12-16
29 May 4 San Diego Padres 3-0 Embree (1-0) Saito (2-2) Hoffman (5) 34,137 12-17
30 May 5 Milwaukee Brewers 3-4 Báez (1-1) Wise (2-2) None 47,731 13-17
31 May 6 Milwaukee Brewers 4-5 Báez (2-1) Demaria (0-1) None 46,087 14-17
32 May 7 Milwaukee Brewers 2-10 Sele (1-0) Bush (2-4) None 53,528 15-17
33 May 9 Houston Astros 7-12 Saito (3-2) Wheeler (0-2) None 55,992 16-17
34 May 10 Houston Astros 6-9 Tomko (4-1) Buchholz (2-2) None 33,595 17-17
35 May 11 Houston Astros 4-2 Rodríguez (5-1) Lowe (1-2) Wheeler (1) 37,133 17-18
36 May 12 @ San Francisco Giants 6-1 Penny (3-1) Morris (2-4) None 42,885 18-18
37 May 13 @ San Francisco Giants 5-6 Benítez (2-0) Báez (2-2) None 42,864 18-19
38 May 14 @ San Francisco Giants 6-3 Pérez (4-1) Kline (1-1) Beimel (1) 42,985 19-19
39 May 15 @ Colorado Rockies 5-4 Tomko (5-1) Ramírez (2-1) Saito (1) 20,208 20-19
40 May 16 @ Colorado Rockies 1-5 Kim (2-1) Lowe (1-3) None 23,192 20-20
41 May 17 @ Colorado Rockies 3-2 Penny (4-1) Jennings (2-4) Báez (9) 30,296 21-20
42 May 19 Los Angeles Angels 3-16 Sele (2-0) Weaver (1-7) None 55,655 22-20
43 May 20 Los Angeles Angels 4-8 Beimel (1-0) Shields (1-3) None 55,587 23-20
44 May 21 Los Angeles Angels 0-7 Lowe (2-3) Santana (4-2) None 55,662 24-20
45 May 22 Colorado Rockies 1-6 Seo (2-2) Kim (2-2) None 33,652 25-20
46 May 23 Colorado Rockies 1-8 Penny (5-1) Jennings (2-5) None 40,228 26-20
47 May 24 Colorado Rockies 1-7 Sele (3-0) Cook (5-4) None 39,299 27-20
48 May 26 @ Washington Nationals 4-10 Hernández (3-5) Tomko (5-2) None 22,712 27-21
49 May 27 @ Washington Nationals 3-1 Lowe (3-3) Stanton (1-5) Saito (2) 26,867 28-21
50 May 28 @ Washington Nationals 4-10 Ortiz (3-4) Seo (2-3) None 30,348 28-22
51 May 29 @ Atlanta Braves 12-5 Beimel (2-0) Thomson (2-4) None 41,825 29-22
52 May 30 @ Atlanta Braves 8-3 Báez (3-2) Remlinger (2-3) None 29,517 30-22
53 May 31 @ Atlanta Braves 3-9 Hudson (5-3) Tomko (5-3) None 28,880 30-23
June (11-15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
54 June 1 Philadelphia Phillies 2-7 Lowe (4-3) Floyd (4-3) None 38,643 31-23
55 June 2 Philadelphia Phillies 8-6 Geary (2-0) Báez (3-3) Gordon (16) 55,142 31-24
56 June 3 Philadelphia Phillies 2-8 Penny (6-1) Brito (0-1) None 46,561 32-24
57 June 4 Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 Geary (3-0) Beimel (2-1) Gordon (17) 48,270 32-25
58 June 5 New York Mets 4-1 Soler (1-1) Tomko (5-4) Bradford (1) 34,420 32-26
59 June 6 New York Mets 5-8 Lowe (5-3) Martínez (5-2) Gagné (1) 46,347 33-26
60 June 7 New York Mets 9-7 Glavine (9-2) Pérez (4-2) Wagner (12) 44,320 33-27
61 June 9 @ Colorado Rockies 3-0 Penny (7-1) Kim (3-4) Saito (3) 30,455 34-27
62 June 10 @ Colorado Rockies 9-12 Jennings (4-6) Tomko (5-5) Fuentes (13) 35,557 34-28
63 June 11 @ Colorado Rockies 6-5 Báez (4-3) Fuentes (1-1) Saito (4) 29,221 35-28
64 June 13 @ San Diego Padres 1-9 Park (4-3) Sele (3-1) None 30,371 35-29
65 June 14 @ San Diego Padres 3-5 Linebrink (3-2) Kuo (0-4) Hoffman (15) 30,011 35-30
66 June 15 @ San Diego Padres 7-3 Broxton (1-0) Sikorski (0-1) None 33,382 36-30
67 June 16 @ Oakland Athletics 3-7 Zito (8-3) Tomko (5-6) None 30,161 36-31
68 June 17 @ Oakland Athletics 4-5 (17) Karsay (1-0) Seo (2-4) None 35,077 36-32
69 June 18 @ Oakland Athletics 2-5 Blanton (7-6) Sele (3-2) Street (17) 35,077 36-33
70 June 20 Seattle Mariners 9-4 Piñeiro (6-7) Penny (7-2) Soriano (2) 43,949 36-34
71 June 21 Seattle Mariners 8-5 Mateo (4-0) Báez (4-4) Putz (12) 40,419 36-35
72 June 22 Seattle Mariners 2-4 Lowe (6-3) Hernández (7-7) None 46,207 37-35
73 June 23 Pittsburgh Pirates 4-10 Tomko (6-6) Pérez (2-10) None 55,823 38-35
74 June 24 Pittsburgh Pirates 0-7 Sele (4-2) Duke (5-7) None 47,785 39-35
75 June 25 Pittsburgh Pirates 4-7 Penny (8-2) Wells (0-2) Saito (5) 55,545 40-35
76 June 26 @ Minnesota Twins 2-8 Silva (4-8) Billingsley (0-1) None 22,528 40-36
77 June 27 @ Minnesota Twins 2-9 Liriano (8-1) Lowe (6-4) None 30,681 40-37
78 June 28 @ Minnesota Twins 3-6 Santana (9-4) Pérez (4-3) Nathan (13) 34,157 40-38
79 June 30 @ Los Angeles Angels 6-1 Penny (9-2) Colon (0-4) None 44,233 41-38
July (9-17)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
80 July 1 @ Los Angeles Angels 2-9 Escobar (6-9) Hendrickson (4-9) None 43,891 41-39
81 July 2 @ Los Angeles Angels 0-4 Lackey (6-5) Billingsley (0-2) None 44,223 41-40
82 July 3 Arizona Diamondbacks 4-10 Lowe (7-4) Cruz (3-4) None 47,698 42-40
83 July 4 Arizona Diamondbacks 3-11 Sele (5-2) Gonzalez (2-2) None 55,816 43-40
84 July 5 Arizona Diamondbacks 4-5 Penny (10-2) Vargas (7-5) Saito (6) 38,505 44-40
85 July 6 San Francisco Giants 5-4 Hennessey (4-1) Hendrickson (4-10) Benítez (9) 42,515 44-41
86 July 7 San Francisco Giants 7-9 Báez (5-4) Accardo (1-3) Saito (7) 53,991 45-41
87 July 8 San Francisco Giants 11-7 Lowry (4-5) Lowe (7-5) Benítez (10) 46,496 45-42
88 July 9 San Francisco Giants 1-3 Sele (6-2) Schmidt (6-5) Saito (8) 41,849 46-42
89 July 13 @ St. Louis Cardinals 2-3 (14) Looper (5-1) Pérez (4-4) None 45,156 46-43
90 July 14 @ St. Louis Cardinals 0-5 Carpenter (8-4) Lowe (7-6) None 45,704 46-44
91 July 15 @ St. Louis Cardinals 1-2 (10) Looper (6-1) Báez (5-5) None 46,068 46-45
92 July 16 @ St. Louis Cardinals 3-11 Reyes (2-3) Penny (10-3) None 44,741 46-46
93 July 17 @ Arizona Diamondbacks 3-8 González (3-2) Sele (6-3) None 23,513 46-47
94 July 18 @ Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Billingsley (1-2) Cruz (3-5) None 27,478 47-47
95 July 19 @ Arizona Diamondbacks 0-8 Batista (9-5) Lowe (7-7) None 23,616 47-48
96 July 20 @ Arizona Diamondbacks 2-5 Webb (11-3) Hendrickson (4-11) Julio (11) 25,329 47-49
97 July 21 St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 Suppan (7-5) Penny (10-4) Isringhausen (27) 47,987 47-50
98 July 22 St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 Weaver (4-11) Sele (6-4) None 50,438 47-51
99 July 23 St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 Marquis (12-7) Billingsley (1-3) None 43,650 47-52
100 July 24 San Diego Padres 7-6 (11) Brocail (1-0) Carrara (0-1) Hoffman (27) 38,050 47-53
101 July 25 San Diego Padres 7-3 Park (7-6) Hendrickson (4-12) None 51,334 47-54
102 July 26 San Diego Padres 10-3 Peavy (5-10) Penny (10-5) None 44,181 47-55
103 July 28 Washington Nationals 1-13 Billingsley (2-3) Armas (7-6) None 55,825 48-55
104 July 29 Washington Nationals 5-7 Lowe (8-7) O'Connor (3-7) Broxton (1) 41,540 49-55
105 July 30 Washington Nationals 3-4 Broxton (2-0) Rauch (3-2) Saito (9) 43,346 50-55
August (21-7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
106 August 1 @ Cincinnati Reds 10-4 Sele (7-4) Bray (2-2) None 25,127 51-55
107 August 2 @ Cincinnati Reds 5-3 Penny (11-5) Saito (10) 22,114 52-55
108 August 3 @ Cincinnati Reds 3-0 Maddux (10-11) Milton (7-7) Saito (11) 26,045 53-55
109 August 4 @ Florida Marlins 6-2 Lowe (9-7) Sánchez (4-2) None 15,416 54-55
110 August 5 @ Florida Marlins 10-2 Billingsley (3-3) Johnson (9-6) None 17,863 55-55
111 August 6 @ Florida Marlins 7-3 Hendrickson (5-12) Olsen (9-5) None 14,182 56-55
112 August 7 Colorado Rockies 2-7 Penny (12-5) Fogg (7-7) None 44,593 57-55
113 August 8 Colorado Rockies 2-4 Tomko (7-6) Kim (7-7) Saito (12) 50,210 58-55
114 August 9 Colorado Rockies 3-1 Affeldt (6-6) Lowe (9-8) Fuentes (23) 46,643 58-56
115 August 10 Colorado Rockies 3-4 Saito (4-2) Mesa (0-5) None 48,699 59-56
116 August 11 San Francisco Giants 2-3 Tomko (8-6) Stanton (3-6) Broxton (2) 53,695 60-56
117 August 12 San Francisco Giants 5-6 Penny (13-5) Cain (8-9) Saito (13) 46,444 61-56
118 August 13 San Francisco Giants 0-1 (10) Saito (5-2) Chulk (1-1) None 55,699 62-56
119 August 14 Florida Marlins 2-4 Lowe (10-8) Willis (7-10) Giovanni Carrara (1) 44,749 63-56
120 August 15 Florida Marlins 0-4 Billingsley (4-3) Messenger (1-7) None 47,960 64-56
121 August 16 Florida Marlins 15-4 Johnson (11-6) Hendrickson (5-13) None 38,185 64-57
122 August 18 @ San Francisco Giants 3-7 Schmidt (10-7) Penny (13-6) None 42,862 64-58
123 August 19 @ San Francisco Giants 14-7 Maddux (11-11) Hennessey (5-3) None 42,833 65-58
124 August 20 @ San Francisco Giants 5-2 Lowe (11-8) Morris (8-11) Saito (14) 42,052 66-58
125 August 21 @ San Diego Padres 2-4 Stauffer (1-0) Dessens (5-8) Hoffman (32) 33,244 66-59
126 August 22 @ San Diego Padres 0-1 Peavy (7-12) Hendrickson (5-14) Hoffman (33) 32,774 66-60
127 August 23 @ San Diego Padres 2-7 Williams (7-4) Penny (13-7) None 36,613 66-61
128 August 25 @ Arizona Diamondbacks 7-9 (15) Lyon (2-3) Sele (7-5) None 26,293 66-62
129 August 26 @ Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Broxton (3-0) Vizcaíno (3-4) Saito (15) 40,388 67-62
130 August 27 @ Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 Billingsley (5-3) Hernández (10-11) Saito (16) 30,350 68-62
131 August 28 Cincinnati Reds 5-6 Penny (14-7) Michalak (1-2) Broxton (3) 44,176 69-62
132 August 29 Cincinnati Reds 5-6 (16) Lowe (12-8) Franklin (5-7) None 44,697 70-62
133 August 30 Cincinnati Reds 3-7 Maddux (12-11) Harang (13-10) None 47,356 71-62
September (16-12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
134 September 1 Colorado Rockies 3-6 Lowe (13-8) Jennings (7-12) Saito (17) 49,601 72-62
135 September 2 Colorado Rockies 5-14 Penny (15-7) Cook (9-13) None 48,984 73-62
136 September 3 Colorado Rockies 12-5 Kim (8-10) Sele (7-6) None 44,895 73-63
137 September 4 @ Milwaukee Brewers 3-6 Bush (10-10) Maddux (12-12) Cordero (17) 33,645 73-64
138 September 5 @ Milwaukee Brewers 0-9 Davis (10-9) Hendrickson (5-15) None 13,427 73-65
139 September 6 @ Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Lowe (14-8) Capuano (11-10) Saito (18) 25,106 74-65
140 September 7 @ New York Mets 0-7 Glavine (13-6) Penny (15-8) None 48,583 74-66
141 September 8 @ New York Mets 5-0 Kuo (1-4) Maine (5-4) None 52,077 75-66
142 September 9 @ New York Mets 2-3 Hernández (10-10) Maddux (12-13) Wagner (36) 47,064 75-67
143 September 10 @ New York Mets 9-1 Stults (1-0) Trachsel (14-7) None 48,760 76-67
144 September 12 @ Chicago Cubs 8-9 (11) Aardsman (2-0) Hamulack (0-3) None 35,618 76-68
145 September 13 @ Chicago Cubs 6-0 Penny (16-8) Guzman (0-6) None 35,868 77-68
146 September 14 @ Chicago Cubs 5-6 Eyre (1-2) Tomko (8-7) Howry (5) 31,361 77-69
147 September 15 San Diego Padres 1-3 Maddux (13-13) Wells (2-4) Saito (19) 52,911 78-69
148 September 16 San Diego Padres 11-2 Williams (9-5) Billingsley (5-4) Sweeney (2) 55,781 78-70
149 September 17 San Diego Padres 1-2 Linebrink (7-3) Broxton (3-1) Hoffman (39) 54,601 78-71
150 September 18 San Diego Padres 11-10 (10) Sele (8-6) Seánez (3-3) None 55,831 79-71
151 September 19 Pittsburgh Pirates 10-6 Snell (8-6) Kuo (1-5) None 43,734 79-72
152 September 20 Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 Chacón (7-6) Maddux (13-14) Torres (10) 46,319 79-73
153 September 21 Pittsburgh Pirates 2-5 Billingsley (6-4) Youman (0-2) Saito (20) 48,567 80-73
154 September 22 Arizona Diamondbacks 0-2 Lowe (15-8) Vargas (11-10) Saito (21) 43,990 81-73
155 September 23 Arizona Diamondbacks 9-3 Batista (11-7) Penny (16-9) None 49,791 81-74
156 September 24 Arizona Diamondbacks 1-5 Saito (6-2) Vizcaino (4-6) None 49,822 82-74
157 September 26 @ Colorado Rockies 11-4 Maddux (14-14) Jennings (9-13) None 20,133 83-74
158 September 27 @ Colorado Rockies 6-4 Lowe (16-8) Cook (9-15) Saito (22) 18,858 84-74
159 September 28 @ Colorado Rockies 19-11 Hendrickson (6-15) King (1-4) None 21,154 85-74
160 September 29 @ San Francisco Giants 4-3 Broxton (4-1) Stanton (7-7) Saito (23) 42,587 86-74
161 September 30 @ San Francisco Giants 4-2 Maddux (15-14) Cain (13-12) Saito (24) 42,769 87-74
October (1-0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
162 October 1 @ San Francisco Giants 4-3 Billingsley (7-4) Hennessey (5-6) Beimel (2) 42,831 88-74

Season summary

After a season battling injuries to team leaders Jeff Kent and all-star Nomar Garciaparra, the Dodgers were able to produce with several young rookies such as Russell Martin, Andre Ethier, James Loney, Chad Billingsley, and Jonathan Broxton. Key reliever Yhency Brazobán was sidelined with Tommy John surgery, and closer Éric Gagné was sidelined with a back injury. However, rookie pitcher Takashi Saito took over the closing role and instantly became one of the game's best closers, ending the season with 24 saves in just half of the season.

Los Angeles had a very streaky season in 2006. After they started just 12–17, the Dodgers went on to win 15 of their next 18 games to improve to 27-20. They were 46-42 at the all-star break, two games back of the San Diego Padres in a tough division (all five teams in the N.L. West were .500 or better at the all-star break). Two Dodger players, Nomar Garciaparra, and Brad Penny, were selected to play in the All-Star Game.

After the all-star break, the Dodgers lost 13 of their first 14 games. As a result, their record dropped to 47–55, and they were in last place in the N.L. West, 7½ games out of first place. Los Angeles would bounce back from this losing streak to win 17 out of their next 18 games, the first time the Dodgers did so since 1899. At the end of this winning stretch, Los Angeles was in first place with a record of 64–56. During this stretch, the Dodgers acquired Wilson Betemit from the Atlanta Braves, Julio Lugo from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and pitcher Greg Maddux from the Chicago Cubs. Maddux proved to be the biggest transition for the Dodgers, as he provided the Dodgers' starting rotation with a veteran arm and pitching depth.

The highlight of the 2006 season for Los Angeles was on September 18, against the San Diego Padres. Coming into the four-game series, Los Angeles held a half game lead in the N.L. West over San Diego with two and a half weeks left in the season. Los Angeles won the first game of the series 3–1 after a strong pitching performance by Maddux, extending the Dodgers' lead to a 1½ games over San Diego. The second game of the series was an 11–2 rout in favor of San Diego, trimming the Dodgers lead back to a half game. The third game of the series was a pitchers' duel between San Diego's Chris Young and the Dodgers Derek Lowe. San Diego scored first after Russell Branyan hit a solo home run to make it 1-0. Russell Martin tied the game at 1-1 with a solo home run of his own in the 7th. But San Diego won the game 2-1 when Khalil Greene scored on Terrmel Sledge's single. San Diego's victory gave them a half game lead over the Dodgers in the N.L. West.

The last game of the series on September 18 was a rocky start for the Dodgers. Brad Penny gave up four runs in the first inning, giving San Diego a 4-0 lead. Los Angeles slowly climbed back into the game, and tied the score 4-4 in the third inning. Neither team scored again until San Diego scored two in the top of the 8th to take a 6-4 lead. The Dodgers would cut San Diego's lead to one run after Wilson Betemit drove in Marlon Anderson with an RBI single. San Diego scored three runs in the top of the 9th and appeared to have broken the game wide open with a 9-5 lead. With a four-run lead, San Diego elected to bring in Jon Adkins to pitch the 9th instead of closer Trevor Hoffman, who at the time was just three saves shy of tying the all-time record. Jeff Kent and J. D. Drew hit back-to-back home runs off of Adkins to close the lead to 9–7 with nobody out. San Diego then elected to bring Hoffman in to finish the game. Hoffman however, gave up back-to-back home runs to Martin and Anderson on the first two pitches Hoffman threw, tying the score at 9–9. It was only the fourth time a team hit four consecutive home runs in an inning, and the first time since the Minnesota Twins did so in 1964. San Diego scored a run in the top of the 10th on Josh Bard's RBI single to take a 10-9 lead. But after Kenny Lofton walked, Nomar Garciaparra hit the game-winning two-run walk off home run. The Dodgers' 11–10 victory gave them a half game lead over San Diego with just two weeks left in the season.

San Diego and Los Angeles finished the season tied for first place in the N.L. West at 88–74. San Diego however, was awarded the division title because they had won 13 of 18 games from Los Angeles during the regular season, giving the Dodgers the wild card spot.

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Rafael Furcal Shortstop
José Cruz, Jr. Left fielder
J. D. Drew Right fielder
Jeff Kent Second baseman
Olmedo Sáenz First baseman
Bill Mueller Third baseman
Sandy Alomar, Jr. Catcher
Jason Repko Center fielder
Derek Lowe Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

2006 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Starting Pitchers stats

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO CG
Derek Lowe 35 34 218.0 16-8 3.63 55 123 1
Brad Penny 34 33 189.0 16-9 4.33 54 148 0
Chad Billingsley 18 16 90.0 7-4 3.80 58 59 0
Aaron Sele 28 15 103.3 8-6 4.53 30 57 0
Mark Hendrickson 18 12 75.0 2-7 4.68 28 48 0
Greg Maddux 12 12 73.7 6-3 3.30 14 36 0
Jae Weong Seo 19 10 67.0 2-4 5.78 25 49 0

Relief Pitchers stats

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO SV
Takashi Saito 72 0 78.3 6-2 2.07 23 107 24
Jonathan Broxton 68 0 76.3 4-1 2.59 33 97 3
Joe Beimel 62 0 70.0 2-1 2.96 21 30 2
Danys Báez 46 0 49.7 5-5 4.35 11 29 9
Tim Hamulack 33 0 34.0 0-3 6.35 22 34 0
Brett Tomko 44 15 112.3 8-7 4.73 29 76 0
Hong-Chih Kuo 28 5 59.7 1-5 4.22 33 71 0
Odalis Pérez 20 8 59.3 4-4 6.83 13 33 0
Giovanni Carrara 25 0 27.7 0-1 4.55 7 25 1
Elmer Dessens 19 0 23.0 0-1 4.70 9 16 0
Eric Stults 6 2 17.7 1-0 5.60 7 5 0
Franquelis Osoria 12 0 17.7 0-2 7.13 9 13 0
Lance Carter 10 0 11.7 0-1 8.49 8 5 0
Yhency Brazobán 5 0 5.0 0-0 5.40 2 4 0
Éric Gagné 2 0 2.0 0-0 0.00 1 3 1

Batting Stats

Name Pos G AB Avg. R H HR RBI SB
Russell Martin C 121 415 .282 65 117 10 65 10
Dioner Navarro C 25 75 .280 5 21 2 8 1
Sandy Alomar, Jr. C 27 62 .323 3 20 0 9 0
Toby Hall C 21 57 .368 2 21 0 8 0
Einar Díaz C 3 3 .667 0 2 0 0 0
Nomar Garciaparra 1B 122 469 .303 82 142 20 93 3
Jeff Kent 2B/1B 115 407 .292 61 119 14 68 1
Rafael Furcal SS 159 654 .300 113 196 15 63 37
Wilson Betemit 3B 55 174 .241 19 42 9 24 1
Olmedo Sáenz 1B/3B 103 179 .296 30 53 11 48 0
Ramón Martínez 2B/3B/SS/1B/RF 82 176 .278 20 49 2 24 0
Julio Lugo 2B/3B/SS/RF/LF 49 146 .219 16 32 0 10 6
Willy Aybar 3B/2B 43 128 .250 15 32 3 22 1
César Izturis 3B/SS/2B 32 119 .252 10 30 1 12 1
Bill Mueller 3B 32 107 .252 12 27 3 15 1
James Loney 1B/RF 48 302 .284 20 29 4 18 1
Óscar Robles 2B/3B 29 33 .152 6 5 0 0 0
Joel Guzmán 3B/1B/LF 8 19 .211 2 4 0 3 0
Andre Ethier LF 126 396 .308 50 122 11 55 5
Kenny Lofton CF 129 469 .301 79 141 3 41 32
J. D. Drew RF 146 494 .283 84 140 20 100 2
José Cruz, Jr. LF/RF/CF 86 223 .233 34 52 5 5
Matt Kemp CF/LF/RF 52 154 .253 30 39 7 23 6
Jason Repko CF/RF/LF 69 130 .254 21 33 3 16 10
Marlon Anderson LF/RF/2B 25 64 .375 12 24 7 15 2
Ricky Ledée LF/RF 43 53 .245 4 13 1 8 1
Cody Ross RF/LF 8 14 .500 4 7 2 9 1
Delwyn Young RF/LF 8 5 .000 0 0 0 0 0

2006 National League Division Series

Upon entering the playoffs, they were swept at Shea Stadium. Reliever Joe Beimel cut his hand on glass at a bar while drinking. Beimel told his teammates, he did it in his hotel room but then later revealed the truth. Beimel was sidelined during all of the Division Series.

Game 1, October 4

Shea Stadium, Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 5 11 1
New York 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 X 6 9 1
WP: Guillermo Mota (1-0)   LP: Brad Penny (0-1)   Sv: Billy Wagner (1)
Home runs:
LAD: None
NYM: Carlos Delgado (1), Cliff Floyd (1)

Game 2, October 5

Shea Stadium, Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1
New York 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 X 4 7 0
WP: Tom Glavine (1-0)   LP: Hong-Chih Kuo (0-1)   Sv: Billy Wagner (2)
Home runs:
LAD: Wilson Betemit (1)
NYM: None

Game 3, October 7

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 3 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 9 14 2
Los Angeles 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 5 16 2
WP: Pedro Feliciano (1-0)   LP: Jonathan Broxton (0-1)
Home runs:
NYM: None
LAD: Jeff Kent (1)

2006 Awards

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League Jerry Royster
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League John Shoemaker
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Luis Salazar
A Columbus Catfish South Atlantic League Travis Barbary
Rookie Ogden Raptors Pioneer League Lance Parrish
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Juan Bustabad
Rookie DSL Dodgers Dominican Summer League

Major League Baseball Draft

Clayton Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw

The Dodgers selected 50 players in this draft. Of those, seven of them would eventually play Major League baseball. The Dodgers gained an extra first round pick and a supplemental first round pick as a result of losing pitcher Jeff Weaver to the Angels. They also lost their second and third round picks as a result of their signing free agents Rafael Furcal and Bill Mueller.

The top draft pick was left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw from Highland Park High School in University Park, Texas. Kershaw would win the 2014 NL MVP Award as well as multiple Cy Young Awards. He also pitched a no-hitter and led the league in ERA for four straight seasons.

The other first round picks were right-handed pitcher Bryan Morris from Motlow State Community College and shortstop Preston Mattingly from Central High School. Morris was part of the Dodgers 2008 trade for Manny Ramirez and eventually made it to the Majors. Mattingly, the son of All-Star first baseman and later Dodgers manager Don Mattingly never panned out. He hit just .232 in 463 minor league games over six seasons before he was eventually released.

References

  1. ^ "Sandy Alomar Stats".
  2. ^ 2006 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

External links

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