Tag Archives: Matt Kemp

Game Three in St. Louis – Really Big for Dodgers

Tied one-one with St. Louis, thanks to strong pitching and Matt Kemp eighth-inning home run in Saturday’s game, the Dodgers return to Busch Stadium this evening, where memories of last year’s zero-of-three performance at the hands of the Cardinals will … Continue reading

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My Picks, as the Baseball Playoffs Begin

On the eve of the 2014 Major League Baseball Playoffs, this is what’s going to happen: One Game Wild-Card: AL Oakland over Kansas City One Game Wild-Card: NL San Francisco over Pittsburgh AL Division Series: Angels over Oakland and Detroit … Continue reading

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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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