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ANAHEIM -- The Dodgers' loss to the Angels on Wednesday looked small in comparison to the potential loss of center fielder Matt Kemp.
Kemp sustained a mild right hamstring strain in the bottom of the seventh inning, and the Dodgers fell to the Angels, 4-3, as the Freeway Series shifted to Angel Stadium.
For the second straight season, Kemp is dealing with a hamstring issue in May. Last year, he missed more than two months with a strained left hamstring. But he believes this injury to his other leg is not as severe, though he did not offer a timetable for his return.
"It's not as bad as last year," said Kemp, who will undergo an MRI exam on Thursday and is considered day to day. "But when you feel it grab and it feels like that, you've got to take it easy and make sure you're careful with it because it can get worse."
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LOS ANGELES -- When the Dodgers took the leap with a $62 million commitment for Korean star Hyun-Jin Ryu, they trusted their scouts that the lefty's game would play in the big leagues.
It couldn't have played much better on Tuesday night, when Ryu pitched a two-hitter and rode the first homer of the year from buddy Luis Cruz to a 3-0 Freeway Series win over the Angels.
"He's a superstar," said Matt Kemp, who is day to day after leaving the game with an inflamed nerve sustained when he was hit on the right elbow by a pitch. "He kept some tough hitters off balance. He threw a shutout. That's big. It definitely is going to boost his confidence."
For his first Major League shutout, Ryu mowed through the Angels' lineup, which was a little less imposing after the pregame scratch of Josh Hamilton (back spasms).
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(Sports Network) - The L.A. Angels of Anaheim blew a seemingly comfortable lead in their recent matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers and look to get back on track Tuesday at Chavez Ravine.
The Angels entered Monday's series opener with the Dodgers on a season-high eight-game winning streak and appeared headed toward a ninth win in a row. However, a 6-1 lead by the fourth inning wasn't large enough for that to happen and the Dodgers rallied for an 8-7 win.
A four-run fifth inning by the Dodgers evened things up and they eventually pulled away. Angels starter C.J. Wilson avoided a decision, and thankfully so, after he was ripped for six runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. Angels reliever Robert Coello tossed the last two innings and was dealt the loss for giving up the go-ahead run.
"We got a big lead early, but unfortunately, C.J. (
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LOS ANGELES -- If the Dodgers can overcome all that went wrong on Monday night to beat the Angels, 8-7, maybe they can overcome a 7 1/2-game deficit in the National League West.
They won despite Matt Kemp's four strikeouts, another four-inning start by Zack Greinke, three errors (it could have been four) and the latest injury, a lower back bruise to the gritty Nick Punto.
That many negatives would normally mean doom in this season of curses, but the Dodgers somehow overcame all of that for their greatest comeback of the year, and they snapped the Angels' eight-game win streak for good measure.
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Colletti responds to Ken Rosenthal's article that Dodgers' skipper Don Mattingly will be fired as soon as this week...
Money: "Ned, Ken Rosenthal is a colleague of ours, he wrote it for FOXSports.com and he suggested that Don Mattingly could have been let go yesterday. Had conversation ever come close to being to that point between you and Stan [Kasten] in the front office?"
Colletti: "Well, why don't you ask Ken his source?"
Money: "Well, he's not given that up."
Colletti: "Oh, okay. I'm not going to get in to an argument with him or you on the radio. Unless there's people outside the people I mentioned, I don't know who would be telling Ken Rosenthal anything."
Money: "Obviously just following up on the report that was out there whether or not Don's job is in trouble or not, I guess we get the sense that it's not, that Don is fine as Manager of this team."
Colletti: "You got it."
Money: "That's accurate?"
Colletti: "Yes, sir."
Eric Karros gives Petros and Money the latest rumors surrounding Don Mattingly maybe being on the hot seat: "They’re five games back and now if you as a fan or ownership want to say ‘well they should be better.’ Well wait a minute, why should they be better? Your franchise guy has two homeruns and is having trouble driving the ball. Your shortstop, who you went into the season with as a big cog offensively has been hurt the entire time. The third baseman, that you gave the job to based on three months last year has not played like he did those three months. A pitcher that didn’t have Tommy John is out for the year. A closer that you signed has not done the job. So I guess my point is, if I’m the Dodgers, I’m ecstatic that I’m five games out with everything that’s gone on and with the lack of production that I’ve got from guys. I’m ecstatic."
Hea added, "It’s easy to blame the manager. And I think [Mattingly] looking around, he’s frustrated because he wants somebody in that clubhouse, somebody to just go, ‘I’ve had enough. I’ve had enough of this garbage, this mediocrity and you know what, I’m not taking it anymore.’ And I think that’s kind of what he was alluding to the other day. Look, the coaches can’t do that. And when the coaches did try to do that — that was Larry Bowa and Bob Schaffer — Larry Bowa they ran him out. So, it’s got to come from the players and maybe they do it; maybe they don’t. We’re not aware of it as media, we’re not there in that clubhouse. But, you usually hear about it if somebody does go off, and I haven’t heard it."
MILWAUKEE -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the club has had internal conversations about calling up outfield prospects Joc Pederson or Yasiel Puig.
Puig and Pederson are the Nos. 1 and 3 Dodgers prospects, according to MLB.com.
That said, the Dodgers have had plenty of chances with countless roster moves this season and, to this point, stuck with the plan of allowing the pair to continue their development at Double-A Chattanooga.
Mattingly said the decision rests with general manager Ned Colletti and the development department of vice president DeJon Watson.
Mattingly argued both sides of the issue.
"You saw with Dee [Gordon], we kind of rushed him and in a sense it set him back," Mattingly said. "Sure, the players love it. But it can really hurt the development if it doesn't go good, and most of the time it doesn't go good. Maybe it goes OK."
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Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Carl Crawford and Scott Van Slyke both went 2-for-4 with two RBI as the Los Angeles Dodgers downed the Milwaukee Brewers, 9-2, to take the rubber match of a three-game series at Miller Park on Wednesday.
Ramon Hernandez had a solo homer and Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Kemp and Nick Punto each added an RBI for the Dodgers, who had dropped four of five coming in.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (5-2) threw a stellar 7 1/3 innings, giving up six hits and two runs while striking out four with two walks.
The Dodgers reached the Brewers' bullpen quick as starter Wily Peralta (3-5) had his worst outing of his young career. He gave up six runs -- four earned -- on seven hits over just 1 2/3 innings.
Norichika Aoki finished with two hits and a run scored for the Brewers, who haven't won a series dating back to late April against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Kemp got the scoring going early with a two-out RBI single in the first inning, which followed a Crawford single and stolen base.
The Dodgers then opened the game up in the second with some small-ball and a couple of bases-loaded walks. They had three straight singles to begin the inning, and Crawford added another two batters later to bring in two runs and make it 3-0. Gonzalez reached on a fielding error by shortstop Jean Segura with the bases loaded to score another run.
Peralta then gave up two consecutive bases-loaded walks to go down 6-0 and end his day on the mound. The Brewers' bullpen had a good showing afterward, giving up three runs on five hits over 7 1/3 innings.
Hernandez led off the third inning with a home run to left, his first of the season, to add to the lead.
Ryan Braun got the Brewers on the board with a solo home run in the sixth.
Los Angeles tacked on two more runs in the ninth on a Van Slyke double and a double-play ball from Juan Uribe with the bases loaded.
Game Notes: Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse will miss his next start due to irritation in his right elbow, the team announced Wednesday ... Hernandez leads all active catchers with 167 career home runs... Ryu has allowed two earned runs or less in seven of his 10 starts this season ... The Brewers are 6-21 when opponents score first ... Hernandez ended an 0-for-17 hitting slump ... Crawford ranks third among active players with 441 career stolen bases.
Don Mattingly may well be in his final days as Dodgers manager, but he’s apparently not going to protect his players any longer.
Mattingly held Andre Ethier out of his starting lineup Wednesday in Milwaukee, saying, “I’m putting out my lineup that I feel is going to be the most competitive and going to compete the hardest.”
But it wasn’t only Ethier who seemed to draw Mattingly’s wrath – and it shouldn’t be. In a 5-2 loss to the Brewers on Monday night, the Dodgers’ offensive struggles continued. They were 3 for 14 with runners in scoring position and left 14 runners stranded.
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