RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. A standing room only crowd of 6,516 packed Rancho Cucamonga's Epicenter Tuesday night to catch a glimpse of three rehabbing Los Angeles Dodgers, with special reverence paid to hobbled superstar Matt Kemp in his continued rehabilitation from a hamstring injury that his kept him out of the lineup for 46 of the last 48 Dodger games. Los Angeles is 22-26 in his absence.
Though the scuffling Dodger offense broke open late in a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds the club has now plated 30 runs in the last 16 games it was all about Kemp, Mark Ellis and Javy Guerra at The Epicenter, as well as a post-game holiday fireworks show.
Of course, it was what happened in between the chalk lines that mattered most to Kemp.
"Am I looking forward to the fireworks? Right now I'm looking forward to getting back on this field," Kemp said prior to Tuesday's assignment. "That's about it. Maybe the fireworks after the game."
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