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Kemp Has 20/20 Vision

Yesterday Matt Kemp hit his 20th home run of the season, a new career high, and became just the eighth Dodger ever to record a 20/20 season.  Here are the seasons with 20 homers and 20 stolen bases in Dodger history:

Player Year HR SB
Matt Kemp 2009 20 28
Shawn Green 2001 49 20
Shawn Green 2000 24 24
Raul Mondesi 1999 33 36
Raul Mondesi 1997 30 32
Raul Mondesi 1995 26 27
Kirk Gibson 1988 25 31
Pedro Guerrero 1983 32 23
Pedro Guerrero 1982 32 22
Davey Lopes 1979 28 44
Willie Davis 1962 21 32
Babe Herman 1929 21 21

Every 20/20 season in Dodger history has been by an outfielder except for Davey Lopes (2B, 1979) and Pedro Guerrero (3B, 1983).

The Dodgers have lost each of Clayton Kershaw's last seven starts, despite Kershaw posting a 2.97 ERA in those games.  He has three quality starts in that span as well.  Five of the seven games have been one-run losses.

Bronson Arroyo has pitched six straight quality starts since giving up five runs at Dodger Stadium in July.  Yet, the Reds are only 2-4 in those starts, despite a 2.23 ERA by Arroyo.  Over his last three starts he has given up a total of two runs.

Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports that Hiroki Kuroda could begin a rehab assignment with Class A Inland Empire as soon as Tuesday.

The Dodgers are 10-2 in rubber games on the road this season.


Check out Xeifrank's simulation of today's game here.

Don't forget to RSVP for True Blue LA Day at Dodger Stadium, on the next-to-last day of the regular season, October 3 against the Rockies.

Get your guesses in for "Just A Bit Outside" here.

Game Time:  10:10am


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