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Matt Kemp returned to the Dodgers lineup with a splash (Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas- USA TODAY Sports)
The sky is no longer falling on the Los Angeles Dodgers, at least not on Tuesday night.
Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez were back in the lineup for the Dodgers and with their return, the Dodgers cruised to a 9-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Kemp wasted no time in showing the impact he could have on the team, lining a two-out double in the first inning to drive in Mark Ellis and Ramirez. Kemp would finish 4-for-4 with three RBIs.
Juan Uribe capped off the four-run first inning with a two-run home run, extending the Dodgers’ lead to 4-0 before Zack Greinke took to the mound.
The win on Tuesday night certainly doesn’t mean the Dodgers have solved the issues that have plagued them for the better part of the past two weeks, but it did put them back in the win column and they are now only two games away from clinching the National League West title.
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Matt Kemp was activated off the disabled list yesterday, and he ended up striking out with the game on the line in his first plate appearance.
This led to a bunch of enraged idiots blaming Kemp for everything, but for us back in the realm of things that actually matter to reasonable people, there was a noticeable change in his stance.
Did Kemp purposely change his batting stance...
I recently wrote about an observation I had regarding Matt Kemp‘s change in hitting setup, but I didn’t actually know if this was a conscious move or not on his part.
Heck, some people thought me and the others were just imagining Kemp’s change. However, now the adjustments have been confirmed by the man himself and coaches as well, so Kemp is indeed tinkering with the setup...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated outfielder Matt Kemp from the disabled list for the third time this season.
Kemp isn't in the lineup for the Dodgers' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
The 2011 NL MVP runner-up first went on the disabled list on May 30 with a mild right hamstring strain. He was activated on June 25 but lasted only 12 days before...
The good news for the Dodgers is that center fielder Matt Kemp, out for almost two months with ankle and hamstring issues, was activated from the disabled list Monday afternoon.
The bad news: Kemp wasn't in the starting lineup for the Dodgers' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Given the state of their roster, the return of Kemp has to be viewed as a...
Matt Kemp rejoined the Dodgers on Monday at Chase Field and the outfielder was activated before the four-game series against the Diamondbacks. Kemp took early batting practice and ran the bases under the scrutiny of director of medical services Stan Conte before the game and proved healthy enough to play.
"We're going to see how BP goes and see how he's moving in the...
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated outfielder Matt Kemp just before Monday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He had been on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle, and then strained his right hamstring during his rehab.
As reported by Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Kemp took early batting practice and ran before the game. Manager Don Mattingly said Kemp...
As the Los Angeles Dodgers coast to their first National League West title since 2009, they may be getting a key weapon back just in time for the playoffs. According to Los Angeles beat writers Dylan Hernandez (Los Angeles Times) and Bill Plunkett (Orange County Register), the Dodgers have activated two-time All-Star Matt Kemp from the Disabled List.
Matt Kemp has been activated...
Prior to Monday night’s game, the Dodgers activated Matt Kemp, who had not played a major league game since July 21 and who has been limited to just 63 games this year thanks to three trips to the disabled list. It’s been a disquieting season for the 28-year-old centerfielder, who hasn’t approached his MVP-caliber form since suffering a left shoulder injury late last August...
The Los Angeles Dodgers will get back two big bats just in time for the stretch run and push for the National League's top seed in the final 12 games. MLB.com's Dodgers beat writer Ken Gurnick tweets that Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez are in Tuesday night's lineup against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Hanley Ramirez, Matt Kemp start tonight.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick...
Hanley Ramirez has resumed baseball activites.
The shortstop hit off a tee and did fielding exercises on Monday for the first time since he last played Thursday.
He was back in the starting lineup yesterday and looked like his normal self, going 1-2 with 3 BB.
His health will be instrumental in how far the Dodgers go in the postseason.
Matt Kemp was activated from the DL on...
For the first time since July, the Dodgers took the field Monday night with Matt Kemp on the active roster. But their offense stayed stuck in its September swoon, and the Diamondbakcs needed just one swing off of Hyun-Jin Ryu to make them pay.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Trevor Cahill and three relievers made it stand up in Arizona's 2-1 win...
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Those Dodgers suddenly all adrift and looking lost got it together in a big way Tuesday night in a 9-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks to snap their four-game losing streak.
Amazing what getting a couple of big bats back in the lineup can do for a team.
Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez were deemed healthy returned to the lineup and were instantly productive...
When the 2013 MLB regular season is over and done there will be many that will sit back and think,”man, what a long, strange trip it has been.” Last season, the Boston Red Sox where in the AL East cellar. For much of this season, the Los Angeles Dodgers were in the NL West cellar. After wins Thursday night, both teams