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Los Angeles Dodgers
Cliff Lee needed to be great today and he certainly was that. The only problem, Clayton Kershaw was pretty awesome, as well. The two dueled until they could duel no more, but in the end the – held on for a — win. Lee got yet another no-decision in the 5-3 loss.
LEE v. KERSHAW
-Let’s start with Lee, who was as efficient as ever. After eight innings, he was pulled for a pinch hitter, but could have easily gone 12 or 13 frames today. Over the eight, he allowed just two hits, one run, and struck out four while walking one. Sixty-four of his 89 pitches went for strikes. About as good as can be.
-According to ESPN Stats, Lee received less than two runs of support for the 8th time in 16 starts. That’s just the kind of season he’s going through.
-Clayton Kershaw showed why he’s a Cy Young winner, too. It took him 120 pitches, but he also worked eight innings, allowing just one run. Kershaw fanned seven and left with a no-decision as well
-It may not have ended the way Phillies fans wanted i...
BEST OF MAXIM
We have spent so much time talking about Cole Hamels, maybe we have failed to consider another starter the Phillies could trade: Cliff Lee.
CBS's Danny Knobler reported today that while the Texas Rangers really want Cole Hamels or Zack Greinke, Cliff Lee could be on their radar again. Jim Salisbury of CSN reports that a scout was present for the Lee-Kershaw matchup today in...
LOS ANGELES With one ferocious swing, Matt Kemp erased all of the frustration that had built up in him since his amazing start this season was curtailed by a damaged hamstring. At least it looked that way.
"Well, I'm not sure about that," said a smiling Kemp, whose two-run, 419 foot blast into the right field stands off Jonathan Papelbon gave the Dodgers a 5-3, 12...
Photo: Philliedelphia/Steve Trapani
The Phillies have won four-games-in-a-row since losing the first game of the second-half. Last night, Roy Halladay made his return to baseball and allowed just two earned runs over five innings to take the no-decision. In the eighth inning, Hunter Pence smacked a two-run double to give the Phillies the 3-2 lead, saving Doc from the loss. It seems...
So Matt Kemp won the game for the Dodgers yesterday by both beating out an infield single to tie the game and hitting a walk-off two-run bomb. Quite frankly though, I’m not sure what I was happier about, the fact that the game was tied (above), the fact that the game was won (below), or
Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
Rookie left-hander Jake Diekman (2-0) walked Mark Ellis with one out and Kemp drove a 1-0 pitch the other way into the pavilion seats in right-center for his 13th home run and sixth career walkoff homer, capping the 4-hour, 25-minute marathon...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
Rookie left-hander Jake Diekman (2-0) walked Mark Ellis with one out and Kemp drove a 1-0 pitch the other way into the pavilion seats in right-center for his 13th home run and sixth career walkoff homer, capping the 4-hour...
The Tuesday Takeaway
Remember when Matt Kemp was “the league’s best player, and the most valuable player to his team”—not to mention “the best show in the NL.” Over his first 100 at-bats of the season, Kemp produced 40 hits, including four doubles, a triple, and 12 home runs. The Dodgers were running away with the National League West, and Kemp was running away with...
The Dodgers were long overdue for a win and Matt Kemp was long overdue for a home run, and the 12th inning at Dodger Stadium saw both on Wednesday afternoon. Kemp’s walk-off home run gave the Dodgers a 5-3 win over the Phillies and snapped a four-game losing streak. It was Kemp's first homer since April 30, snapping a homer-less drought of 71 plate appearances. The Phillies...
Wednesday marked the official start of MLB's 2012 trade rumor season. Sure we've heard some rumbling throughout the first half and the Angels grabbed Ernesto Frieri back in May, but the true rumor mill can't begin until somebody links the Red Sox to Hanley Ramirez. USA Today's Bob Nightengale did the honors, reporting talks between the Marlins and Red Sox regarding...
The LA Dodgers got back
Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier for their second-half playoff run last
week, and with their return LA was very popular among
those handing out free MLB picks during its weekend series vs. San
Diego. But even though Kemp and Ethier batted .500 on
the weekend, LA managed to lose two of three games to the Padres, and
gave up first...
We all know that MVP races often come down to the final weeks of the season. Who performs well in crunch time usually plays a large role in the decisions of voters.
Nonetheless, speculation is always fun. And with just two and a half months left in the regular season, the race certainly has been narrowed down.
So like I did when I broke down the AL MVP race, I’ll rank ‘em in...