Dodgers 11, Rockies 5: Bats Show Signs of Life, But Pitching Fails Again
The Dodgers swept aside another opponent at Dodger Stadium on Sunday with their 11-5 win over the Colorado Rockies. But the story of the day was the left hamstring of Matt Kemp.
In the span of two innings the Dodgers lost their two All-Star outfielders, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier, and lost their manager Don Mattingly, but Bobby Abreu, A.J. Ellis and Scott Van Slyke picked up the slack in the Dodgers' 11-5 win to complete a sweep of the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.
High up on the list, if not atop the list, of worst case scenarios for the Dodgers is the combination of the words "Matt Kemp" and "injury." On Sunday that happened, as Kemp was removed from the game after the third inning.
One of the benefits of having both the best record (22-11) and largest division lead (six games) in baseball that the Dodgers have is the ability to have patience, or be stubborn if you prefer, on things that aren't quite working out so well. Dee Gordon is hitting just .211/.250/.273 this season and is currently in an 0-for-14 slump.