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:
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.
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Game Time: 10:10am