Aaron Harang looks for his third consecutive quality start Monday night, and the seventh straight by a Dodgers starter as the club opens a three-game set against the Rockies at Coors Field. Harang will have to deal with a hot Colorado outfielder, as Carlos Gonzalez has been on fire for the last week, hitting .391/.481/.913 with four home runs and 11 RBI over the last six games, a downright Kempian hot streak.
Matt Kemp is hitting .425/.495/.888 for the season, and unless he goes 0-for-6 Monday night he will become the 31st Los Angeles Dodger to hit .400 in a single month (minimum 50 plate appearances).
|Andre Ethier||Sep 2008||78||36||.462|
|Pedro Guerrero||Jul 1985||63||29||.460|
|Willie Davis||Aug 1969||109||50||.459|
|Andre Ethier||May 2010||53||24||.453|
|Jeff Kent||Jul 2007||76||34||.447|
|Bob Lillis||Sep 1958||61||27||.443|
|Brett Butler||Jul 1992||95||42||.442|
|James Loney||Jun 2007||50||22||.440|
|Bill Buckner||Jul 1972||57||25||.439|
|Jim Gilliam||Jun 1959||109||47||.431|
|Mike Piazza||Jun 1997||109||47||.431|
|Steve Garvey||Sep 1978||107||46||.430|
|Ted Sizemore||Aug 1970||98||42||.429|
|Matt Kemp||Apr 2012||80||34||.425|
|Ron Cey||Apr 1977||73||31||.425|
|Aaron Miles||Jun 2011||62||26||.419|
|Wally Moon||Apr 1961||60||25||.417|
|Paul LoDuca||Apr 2004||77||32||.416|
|Manny Ramirez||Aug 2008||106||44||.415|
|Pedro Guerrero||Jul 1987||82||34||.415|
|Manny Ramirez||Apr 2010||41||17||.415|
|Pedro Guerrero||Sep 1987||99||41||.414|
|Delino DeShields||Aug 1995||51||21||.412|
|Eddie Murray||Sep 1990||112||46||.411|
|Wes Parker||Jul 1970||95||39||.411|
|Norm Larker||Jul 1958||78||32||.410|
|Mike Piazza||Sep 1997||96||39||.406|
|Willie Crawford||May 1973||94||38||.404|
|Mike Scioscia||Apr 1988||52||21||.404|
|Stan Javier||Jun 1990||65||26||.400|
|Mike Piazza||Aug 1995||115||46||.400|
|March counted in April; October in September|
Kemp has to go 6-for-6 Monday night to pass Andre Ethier for the top monthly batting average since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958.
After percolating for an extra day, Todd Coffey was activated from the disabled list before tonight's game in Colorado.
Still to Juan Rivera in the starting lineup tonight, which is probably for the best considering Tony Gwynn Jr. is more suited to cover the gigantic left field at Coors.
Game Time: 5:40 p.m.