LOS ANGELES Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp wasn't thrilled about the decision and looked at skipper Don Mattingly "funny" after finding out he would not be in the lineup for Wednesday night's series finale against the Giants.
Andre Ethier is slated to get the start in center field and hit fifth. Skip Schumaker will be in left and hit eighth as Yasiel Puig returns to right field as the No. 2 hitter.
Mattingly is handling Kemp similar to the way he continues to handle shortstop Hanley Ramirez after he returned from a hamstring injury of his own with a watchful eye.
When Ramirez returned from the disabled list, he was given an off day here and there from the Dodgers skipper, and Kemp can expect the same treatment.
After begging and pleading with Mattingly to be in the lineup on Tuesday, Kemp made his return after nearly a month off in the Dodgers' 6-5 win over the Giants. Mattingly says he thought Kemp should have played a couple of more rehab games to make sure he was ready, altho...