Juan Rivera tweaked his hammy but Mattingly does not think he will need to go on the DL. Scott Van Slyke will have to wait a little longer for his cup of coffee.
Matt Kemp missed a catch he usually makes and committed another couple of baserunning blunders. Most people don’t think he is regressing to his 2010 level but he might be a little overaggressive on the bases. Tim Wallich and Don Mattingly mentioned that they want aggressive baseball, but that with no one out, that is not the time to try to stretch an extra base. Kemp has made tremendous progress since 2010 but his body occasionally still works faster than his brain. Chalk it up to a few more lessons learned.
Gordon 6, M Ellis 4, Kemp 8, Ethier 9, Loney 3, Hairston 5, Gwynn 7, AJ Ellis 2, Lilly 1