Matt Kemp will start a rehab assignment tonight with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Tonight's game will be the first game action Kemp has seen since sustaining an ankle injury on July 21. Kemp will be the designated hitter in tonight's game before playing the field in the next couple rehab games. He'll play a minimum of three games but could be back with the Dodgers by early next week. There have been questions surrounding the Dodgers as to where Kemp will play once he does return from the disabled list. Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, and Yasiel Puig have been getting everyday at-bats since Kemp has been out. But even with the Dodgers playing well, it's hard to imagine Kemp sitting on the bench if he's healthy and ready to play. It's been a tough season for him, but he's just as capable as anyone of putting up strong offensive numbers in September.
Alex Wood was pitching at the University of Georgia just one year ago. Now, he finds himself in the Atlanta Braves rotation and having alot of success. On Tuesday night, he continued this incredible string of starts as he held the Indians scoreless over 5 2/3 innings as the Braves beat the Indians 2-0. This was Wood's fifth straight start of allowing one run or less. He worked around five hits and four walks, striking out five in the outing. This clearly was not one of his best outings, but what was impressive is how this young left consistently worked out of trouble and kept his composure. Wood moved to 3-2 with a 2.27 ERA in 63 1/3 innings this season. He will face off with the Marlins on Sunday and is certainly worth adding in NL-Only leagues down the stretch.