In five games over the past seven days, the Dodgers a .201 batting average, .273 on-base percentage and .252 slugging percentage. No Dodger starter has an OPS above .700. No Dodger has hit a home run.
The Dodgers’ best hitters in this period have probably been Elian Herrera (5 for 20 with two doubles and two walks) and Juan Uribe, who has a single and three doubles in 17 at-bats. The remaining Dodger hitters have one extra-base hit in 141 at-bats.
They have five home runs in June, none since Juan Rivera’s three-run shot off the Angels June 12.
And yet, as Baseball Prospectus writes, “The Dodgers’ winning percentage without Matt Kemp is better than any National League team’s winning percentage.”
Not that we don’t want Kemp back …
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- Josh Lindblom’s efforts to help the people of Skid Row are chronicled in detail by Tim Brown at Yahoo! Sports.
- Here’s a great four-minute video piece on Bill Murray and baseball by Amy K. Nelson of SB Nation.