Matt Kemp was placed back on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with joint inflammation in his left shoulder. Dodgers manager, Don Mattingly said that this is a separate issue from the shoulder surgery Kemp had in the offseason. The frustration for fantasy owners that have Kemp has reached a new high with this latest setback. Just when he started showing signs of progress at the plate last week by hitting home runs in back-to-back games, Kemp suffers this injury and at this point a return date is unknown. Kemp tried to take early batting practice on Monday before the Dodgers faced the Diamondbacks in Arizona, but he experienced the soreness in his shoulder and the Dodgers decided to place him on the disabled. For now, the Dodgers will move continue with Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford, and Yasiel Puig as their starting outfield.
Clayton Kershaw dominated the San Francisco Giants again on Sunday afternoon and the Dodgers rewarded him with all the offense that was needed for Kershaw to earn his 8th victory of the year and he lowered his ERA to a league-leading 1.89. Kershaw, who was coming off the rare feat of throwing a shutout in Coors Field improved to 11-4 at AT&T Park. Kershaw is a candidate to start the All-Star Game for the National League, but was not as crisp as he'd been in his previous two starts, but still only allowed one run over eight innings with three strikeouts. He'll face the Rockies in his next start on Friday.