Did Matt Kemp's Walk-Off Against The Phillies Prove He and The Dodgers Are Back?


Today's matinee between the Dodgers and

the Phillies featured a duel between two Cy Youngs in Clayton Kershaw

and Cliff Lee. But while the game turned out to be all that it was

meant out to be, the game proved to be more than just a battle to

score runs.


For Dodger fans, frustration had begun

to set in big time. The Dodgers had lost 7 of 8, 19 of 25 and most

importantly saw their lead of the NL West turn into a 3-game deficit

behind the arch-rival San Francisco Giants.


However, Dodger fans got something to

cheer about today and while the game looked like another

heartbreaking loss after another tremendous performance by Kershaw,

hope and talks of capturing the West were sparked once again after

one swing of the bat.


When Matt Kemp stepped on the field

last Friday after his long DL stint, promises of runs and wins were

in store for the Dodgers, however that had only gathered one win in 5

games and for Kemp he had not gathered one RBI.


And for those watching the Phillies

series, some may have wondered about Kemp after he had struggled

mightily and looked like a mirror image of himself, especially after

striking out twice on three straight pitches to Lee.


But with questions about his health

and game-play to be certain after the game, Kemp silenced every

reporter after he tied the game in the 10th inning with a

hamstring-testing single to first and a tremendous 2-run walk-off

home run that went about half way up the right field pavilion.


So the question now stands, are the

Dodgers and their MVP back?


And while many may call me crazy, I

believe this is just what the doctor ordered and Beast Mode returned

to the Dodgers who are now determined to overcome their recent slump.


A game like this one was a definite

must win for the Dodgers, but the fact that it ended up in this

fashion with Matt Kemp riding the horse home, the Dodgers got a major

boost before they head on the road for a 10-game road trip that could

have major implications on their season.

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