Onward, we guess.
The one tiny change is Matt Kemp relocating adult to third in a batting sequence after attack fourth, fifth and sixth all year. Kemp has 3 true multi-hit games and is attack .355/.412/.548 (11-for-31).
It’s a initial time Kemp has batted third for a Dodgers given Aug. 27, 2014, that was also opposite a Diamondbacks, though in Arizona.
“He’s been overhanging a bat well,” manager Dave Roberts said. “He has a lot of story opposite Greinke.”
That story opposite Greinke hasn’t accurately been good, with Kemp only 6-for-29 (.207) with a home run and 3 walks opposite him.
For all a clamoring to move adult Andrew Toles, it’s misleading accurately what that would solve during this point, not that it would be a bad idea. Kemp is one of a few Dodgers saying any formula during a image and is fundamentally an bland actor during this point, even opposite right-handers, so there isn’t most personification time to be had in a outfield.
Joc Pederson is 4-for-12 opposite Greinke, and all 4 hits (three doubles, home run) are for additional bases, for instance, and he’s not starting Friday.
For a Dodgers to snap out of their 4-7 skid, attack only .233/.293/.348, a categorical cogs need to start producing.
“I do trust that there is some tough hit in play that hasn’t been rewarded. If that consistently shows up, that will change,” Roberts said. “But we still consider that one by 8 we can be improved with a at-bat quality.”
Then again it could be worse. Daniel Descalso, a career .239/.318/.360 (81 OPS+) hitter, is batting cleanup for Arizona, a initial time in his career he is attack fourth. He is 5-for-28 (.179) in 2018 with one home run. That home run came opposite a Dodgers, and Clayton Kershaw no less.