It’s another new day for Matt Kemp

Once again, Matt Kemp has been activated from the disabled list. Will this be the charm?

Kemp is in center field and batting sixth today, behind right fielder Andre Ethier. Carl Crawford is leading off in left field, and Yasiel Puig will be available off the bench. Scott Van Slyke has gone back to the minors.

Dodgers at Nationals, 10:35 a.m.
Kershaw CLXX: Kershawperation Petticoat

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Go Blue!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dodger lineup at Washington:

    Crawford LF

    Punto 3B

    Gonzalez 1B

    Ramirez SS

    Ethier RF

    Kemp CF

    AJ Ellis C

    M Ellis 2B

    Kershaw P

  • Anonymous

    Not a bad idea to let Puig watch other batters.

  • Anonymous

    Among position players currently on the roster excluding Fedex:
    worst in BA YTD: Punto 247
    OBP YTD: Kemp 309
    SLG YTD: Punto 303
    OPS YTD: Punto 621
    Last 30 days including Fedex worst 2:
    BA: Crawford 094, Punto 182
    OBP: Crawford 147, Punto 229
    SLG: Crawford 094, Punto 212
    Against RHP YTD excluding Fedex worst 3:
    BA: Punto 216, Kemp 237, MEllis 248
    OBP: Punto 289, Kemp 292, Hairston 295
    SLG: Punto 276, MEllis 298, Schumaker 325

  • Anonymous

    NL West, June 22-July 20
    Dodgers 19-5
    Rockies 10-13
    Diamondbacks 10-14
    Giants 8-15
    Padres 5-19
    During that period, games the Dodgers have gained against each: Rockies 8.5, Diamondbacks 9, Giants 10.5, Padres 14.

    • Anonymous

      Crazy numbers. Thanks.

      • Anonymous

        I’d be hard-pressed to find something similar over a four-week period during which one team did so well and all the other clubs in its division did so poorly.

  • Anonymous

    NL West vs. NL West (June 22-July 20), or games within the division:
    Dodgers 14-4
    Giants 7-8
    Rockies 7-9
    Diamondbacks 3-5
    Padres 2-7

  • Anonymous

    Just registered the Kershaw title reference. Hilarious, Jon!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Nicky!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Gonzo!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Sit down contestants 1 & 2 and #3
    Easy inning

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    MATTY!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    it was way out of there no cheapy

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    He’s back!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    AJ!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    MELLIS!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Kersh with the rbi

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    CC!

  • peter drysdale

    Nice homer by Kemp. Hope he’s back for good.

  • peter drysdale

    Great offense so far

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    good eye Nicky!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    HANLEY!!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    What an inning! Finally giving Kershaw the support he needs, and more.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      but hanley just hit the rally killer

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    What a game Bob is experiencing…wish I was there

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good at bat Dre

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Matty!!

  • peter drysdale

    I’m loving this but I feel sorry for poor Zimmerman. These are all no doubt hits.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      not me

    • peter drysdale

      He gets a short day at least. Hardly had a chance to break a sweat.

    • Anonymous

      He’s a great pitcher, but he may not be 100% today. It happens. Our new version of Dodgers take advantage.

      • peter drysdale

        Glad it happened. Now I hope whoever pitches for Arizona pitches as badly.

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          I think it’s Kennedy’s turn

          • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

            Kennedy already pitched poorly on Friday, Delgado starts for AZ today.

  • peter drysdale

    Booo Werth

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Can’t get lazy Clayton, even with a 7 run lead.

  • foul tip

    From dodgers.com:

    ” According to ESPN Stats & Info, Ethier now has hit at least one
    homer to tie a game or put the Dodgers ahead in the ninth inning or
    later in each of the past seven seasons. He hit four in 2009, and one in
    each of the other six years.

    Ethier’s seven go-ahead shots in the ninth inning or later over the
    past five seasons tie him for the most in the Majors with Kemp, the
    Orioles’ Adam Jones, the A’s Chris Young and the Reds’ Jay Bruce.”

  • peter drysdale

    Dang it Carl

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      Surprised he went for it there. Nice to see him hitting anyways.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Gonzo!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Hanley!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Let’s go Dre

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    productive outs!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Matty!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Does Matty have a triple in him today??

  • peter drysdale

    What the heck Hanley!

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    #@!% MLB! I’m blocked from TBS on one of the best hitting days of the year for the Dodgers. Because it’s SO likely I’d have gotten on a plane last night and flown to DC to see this game in person.

    The blackout rules are idiotic and meant solely to augment the overflowing coffers of the league and the teams.

    • Anonymous

      So sorry. That stinks.

    • peter drysdale

      Yeah their rules are ridiculous. Sounds like something the NCAA would come up with.

    • peter drysdale

      Be glad Werth hit the homer. Otherwise you’d be missing a no hitter.

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        Believe me, I’ve thought of that. ;)

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        homers

  • peter drysdale

    Nice play there

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Just happened to notice this: after Hairston’s out Kershaw has 58 pitches. 42 strikes, 16 balls. That’s amazing.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela 6m

    There were a few 20-5 stretches jumbled together for the Dodgers in 2004. The last one was July 3-30 that year

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Maybe a rain delay in the future

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Werth has his number.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Is it time to start believing in this team?

    • Jack Dawkins

      I thought we were told to dont stop believing by the powers that be.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      when did we stop

      • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

        Perhaps I should rephrase: Is it time to stop biting my nails at the beginning of every single inning, especially ones where the team takes a lead or falls behind, or when the ball gets put into play or ….

  • Anonymous

    Ya gotta love the Kid’s competitive nature!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice play Nicky!

  • peter drysdale

    Another nice play there

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    good inning Brandon

  • Jack Dawkins

    Have we gotten an official ruling on what a League proof lead is?

  • Anonymous

    Just woke up, very nice!

    • Jack Dawkins

      Eases the pain of the loss at Lord’s? Whitewash seems in the cards now.

      • Anonymous

        Hope not

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Well the last Dodger to hit for the cycle will remain the O-Dawg for now.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Oh great… I hope Matty is ok. If he had ran the whole way he’d be safe easily.

  • peter drysdale

    Lordy I hope he’s not hurt again.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Kemp rolled his ankle because he was dogging it home

    • Anonymous

      That may be exactly what just happened.

      • Anonymous

        Besides the storm, that’s another reason to have wished it had been a quick inning.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Ball Game!!!

    Tied for 1st place

    3 games over .500

    depending on outcome of Dbags game either .5 ahead or behind and 4 or 5 teams ahead of us in NL

    20-5 since Puig signed my jersey!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Gained a game on the Reds for the 2nd wild-card. They are 4.5 ahead now.

    • Anonymous

      KT, maybe you should sign Puig’s jersey. Give some of that mana back.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        I didn’t take it away…It was the Coors wall that did that several weeks later

      • Anonymous

        bluespop: Great comment!

  • peter drysdale

    Nice win. Hard to believe this is the same team that was so bad in May.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      it’s not…totally different cast members

      • peter drysdale

        Some are different. On the other hand, it’s surprising what the team has gone through this year and has finally recovered from. One hopes anyway.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT