When Matt Kemp went on the DL, I thought the Dodgers offense would be dragged down with him. But the first hint that everything would be okay? Matt was slumping while playing with an injured hammy, and yet the Dodgers record was 4-0 while Matt was 0 for 13. During Matt’s time on the DL, the Dodgers record was 9-5. Contributing to this success has been some great offense by stalwarts ‘Dre, Abreu, and AJ Ellis. Tony Gwynn and Elian Herrera have performed well, too. Then, how could we forget late-game heroics by the likes of Scott Van Slyke and Ivan DeJesus, Jr.?
After a nice little warm-up at Albuquerque, where Kemp was 5 for 7 with 2 HRs and a double, Kemp will inject that power into an already potent offense. It’s going to be nice to see him back in the three-hole where he belongs.
De Jesus 2B