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  • Matt Kemp sits for fourth consecutive game: 'I just want to play'

    Matt Kemp sits for fourth consecutive game: 'I just want to play'
    He’s not happy, but what is Matt Kemp supposed to say? Life’s unfair? The manager doesn’t have a clue? This is like some twisted joke? “I just want to play, man,” Kemp said. Manager Don Mattingly, since first coming out...
  • Dodgers' Don Mattingly: Yasiel Puig 'best right fielder in baseball'

    Dodgers' Don Mattingly: Yasiel Puig 'best right fielder in baseball'
    How far do the Dodgers think Yasiel Puig has come in right field? All the way, and then some. “We feel like right now, Yasiel is the best right fielder in baseball,”  Manager Don Mattingly said. “This guy dominates right field.&...
  • Dodgers' impressive rotation is something to really build around

    Dodgers' impressive rotation is something to really build around
    There was a lot of talk in the off-season about the Dodgers’ imposing lineup and veteran bullpen. Both looked so impressive. Some of the best in the game. It’s just that neither was really the center of what the Dodgers were trying to...
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu flirts with perfection in Dodgers' win over Reds

    Hyun-Jin Ryu flirts with perfection in Dodgers' win over Reds
    Before boarding a plane from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly joked with pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu. Josh Beckett had just pitched a no-hitter for the Dodgers and Ryu was scheduled to face the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. "You'...
  • Hanley Ramirez back in lineup, Adrian Gonzalez moved to 5th in order

    Hanley Ramirez back in lineup, Adrian Gonzalez moved to 5th in order
    He was out of the lineup and then he was in, which was more than Matt Kemp could claim, who remained out for the fifth consecutive game. But Hanley Ramirez convinced the Dodgers his sore calf was fully healed and a new lineup quickly went out Tuesday...
  • Carl Crawford injury overshadows Andre Ethier's big game in 6-3 win

    Carl Crawford injury overshadows Andre Ethier's big game in 6-3 win
    On a night when Andre Ethier was looking more comfortable than ever as the Dodgers’ new center fielder, they lost left fielder Carl Crawford because of an ankle injury. The move of Ethier to everyday center fielder is about his defense, the...
  • Matt Kemp doesn't seem to fit in Dodgers' big picture

    Matt Kemp doesn't seem to fit in Dodgers' big picture
    Matt Kemp sat up in his chair, paying rapt attention to the clubhouse television. The MLB Network was on the air, the Dodgers' starting lineup was on the screen, and Kemp could not help but notice whose name was missing. His, for the fifth consecutive...
  • There's no simple call to replace Carl Crawford on Dodgers' roster

    There's no simple call to replace Carl Crawford on Dodgers' roster
    Bad signs that Carl Crawford and his sprained ankle are going to be out for some time: He was brought into Tuesday’s postgame clubhouse in a wheelchair. He limped into the shower and returned on crutches and with his left foot in a boot. Then he...
  • Matt Kemp starting in left field for Dodgers

    Matt Kemp starting in left field for Dodgers
    On the bench for the last five days, Matt Kemp will return to the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds. Kemp will start in left field, a position he last played as a rookie in 2006. “I think I’m still a pretty good...
  • Wild pitch helps Reds edge Dodgers and ace Clayton Kershaw, 3-2

    Wild pitch helps Reds edge Dodgers and ace Clayton Kershaw, 3-2
    He wasn’t exactly the dominating Clayton Kershaw seen in his last outing, and he certainly wasn’t the one who couldn’t last two innings in the start before that. This Kershaw was very good but, as it turned out, just not good enough....
  • For Matt Kemp, being in left field beats being left out

    For Matt Kemp, being in left field beats being left out
    Playing in his home stadium Wednesday night, Matt Kemp was on foreign land. Kemp was in left field. "Weird, you know?" Kemp said. "Different." The last time he was there was as a 21-year-old rookie in 2006. For the most part, the Dodgers' 3-2...