"And I guess sooner or later, the word is gonna get around the league, that Matt Kemp might beat you!" - Vin Scully after Matt Kemp's walk-off homerun.
With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 12th, and Ethier at second base after hitting a double to the wall, the Braves decided to pitch to Matt Kemp instead of Juan Uribe, who was waiting on deck. Big mistake. The Bison cranked one over the centerfield wall to win it for the Dodgers, 5-3. Kemp had been 0 for 4 to that point. This was his second walk-off homerun in four days.
Kershaw pitched a gem today, going 8.2 innings. He couldn't get that final out for the complete game, which would have been the Dodgers second in two days. Kershaw gave up two runs in the ninth, after Don Mattingly paid him a visit on the mound. Jonathan Broxton finished the inning.
Andre Ethier continued his hit streak, extending it to 18 games. This is the longest Dodgers hitting streak since Matt Kemp hit in 19 straight back in 2008. Ethier went 2 for 5 today.
Casey Blake went 3 for 6 today, hitting a go-ahead run in the 7th inning and a game-tying single in the ninth. Juan Uribe also hit a homerun today, a solo shot in the 6th inning.
The Dodgers wore their 1940's-style throwback Brooklyn uniforms today. The Braves also wore throwback 1940's-style Boston Braves uniforms.