Tag Archives: Matt Kemp

Suddenly, the Dodgers Do Need Another Starter

Fresh off a dominating three-game sweep of the Giants that returned the Dodgers to first place in the NL West Division, the team begins a home stand with a three-game series against the Braves. Tonight’s first game matches the still … Continue reading

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Zack Greinke and Dodgers’ Outfielders Listened

After I wrote today’s earlier post critical of the Dodgers’ recent play, especially critical of declining efforts from the team’s starting pitchers including Zack Greinke, and the overall poor play of the teams cadre of high-priced outfielders, Yasiel Puig in … Continue reading

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Slumping, Unmotivated Dodgers Begin Key Series in San Francisco

The Dodgers spent the All-Star break in the West Division’s top spot, and with the National League’s best record. Since resuming play however, a flat, unmotivated group of slow-moving older-looking guys wearing Dodgers’ uniforms have lost two consecutive series to … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Outfield Logjam and Trade Talk Distracts From Second Half Start

The Dodgers may have the best record in the National League as the second half of the season begins, but, that is a bit illusory. In fact, while they are 54-43 overall, they are only 15-20 against teams with records … Continue reading

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The Best Pitching Money Can Buy

The best team money can buy ended May floundering in second place in the National League’s West Division, three games over .500 and six and one-half games behind the Giants. But their expensive pitching staff comprised of a starting staff … Continue reading

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Pitching and Matt Kemp Having Big Week and Giants Begin to Crumble

The Dodgers had just lost a game to the worst team in the National League, that group of has-beens and never-weres masquerading as a major league club in Arizona, after having lost the last two in a series against the … Continue reading

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More on Matt Kemp: What To Do, What To Do?

Last night the Dodgers lost to Pittsburgh, 2-1, which was their third consecutive loss. Replacing the injured Carl Crawford, the game marked Matt Kemp’s third consecutive start in left field after having been benched for his poor defense and lack … Continue reading

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Matt Kemp Returns – Is This His Last Chance WIth The Dodgers?

A few brutal weeks after his return from several serious injuries and a couple of surgeries that kept Matt Kemp off the field for most of the last two seasons and the beginning of this one, Kemp’s poor play both … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Spots in the Dodgers’ Outfield

When the season began, one of the major issues that the empty uniform non-manager Don Mattingly had to deal with was the fact that the Dodgers had four regular outfielders, not to mention another solid one further down on the … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Outfield Even More Crowded, Greinke on Record Streak

As the 2014 season was to begin, critics of the Dodgers expressed the opinion that the team could not go through the season with four starting outfielders, requiring that star-caliber, high-priced players would be spending too much of their valuable … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Turmoil and Giants Fast Start

For the past few months, I’ve been saying that the Dodgers, the best team money can buy, are the best of the National LEague West, and the only other decent team that could even finish at .500 is the improved … Continue reading

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The National League West Today and Tomorrow

The National League West Today: Dodgers 4-1 Giants 3-1 Padres 1-2 Rockies 1-3 Diamondbacks 1-5 Write it down and keep it secure. Refer to it when the season ends, as it will be what you see on September 28, the … Continue reading

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