Tag Archives: Matt Kemp

The Difference a Day Makes, For the Dodgers in San Francisco

A day ago, the Dodgers were a mess. Hyun-Jin Ryu had been hit hard and left the game with a sore shoulder. The team collected all of three base hits in being shut out. Their lead in the National League … Continue reading

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Crawford, Gonzalez, Haren Picking Up The Slack as Dodgers Go to SF

The hot streak that vaulted the Dodgers from a distant second to a solid division lead and competing for the league’s best record began in San Francisco late in July, and this weekend they return for three more games at … Continue reading

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Frugal Brewers Too Much For the Best Team Money Can Buy

The Los Angeles Dodgers pay their players more than any team has ever paid a roster of players, and it has pretty well paid off this season, with, as of a couple of days ago, the Dodgers compiling the National … Continue reading

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Baseball Note of the Day – August 6, 2014

The Dodgers went up 2-to-1 in the Freeway Series as they beat the Angels tonight, as the series moved 30 miles southeast from Dodgers’ Stadium to Angels’ Stadium. Matt Kemp continued his hot hitting with a second inning home run, … Continue reading

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Dodgers Test Waiver Wire as They Try to Even Freeway Series Behind Kershaw

With news that only one of numerous stars who currently wear the uniform of the best team that money can buy and who were put on revocable waivers to see what interest they would draw was actually claimed, the Dodgers … Continue reading

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Dodgers, Angels Each Take Hit to Starting Staff After Trade Deadline

As I wrote earlier, I was very glad that the Dodgers did not give away either Matt Kemp or any of their three top prospects for a starting pitcher, and the Angels had filled their only true need, extensive help … Continue reading

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Once Again, It’s the Matt Kemp Show

Or, what’s the best trade the Dodgers never made? For more than a year, the talk has been that the Dodgers needed to trade Matt Kemp: He’s through, he lost it defensively, he lost it at the plate, he’ll never … Continue reading

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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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