The Dodgers, despite their spotty offense, have the best record in the National League as the second part of the season starts tonight in St. Louis.
Dan Haren, with his 11.57 July ERA and 0-2 record, takes the mound.
With the Cardinals, followed by the Pirates, and finishing with the Giants, this road trip will not be a walk in the park. It will require the Dodgers to add some timely hitting to the expected good pitching that has put them on top so far.
Matt Kemp has made his wishes to play everyday, preferably in Center Field, publicly known, through his agent, former Dodgers pitcher Dave Stewart. His “play me or trade me” position can’t be helping the climate in the clubhouse. What a great team player. Not.