We have ourselves a firestorm

Kemp sits again

Dodgers at Giants, 7:15 p.m.

  • Rafael Furcal, SS

  • Russell Martin, C

  • Andre Ethier, RF

  • Manny Ramirez, LF

  • James Loney, 1B

  • Casey Blake, 3B

  • Blake DeWitt, 2B

  • Reed Johnson, CF

  • John Ely, P

Matt Kemp is benched for the third game in a row.

Update: These are the nuggets from Joe Torre's media session ...

1) Torre and Kemp talked.

2) Torre told Kemp he would start Wednesday.

3) Torre said Kemp is struggling and has been frustrated.

4) Kemp came to see Torre; Torre did not approach Kemp.

5) Torre said he didn't know if Kemp would be starting Wednesday if Kemp hadn't come to him.

6) Torre said if the coaching staff has something to say a player, they tell him. (I guess Torre had nothing left to tell Kemp without Kemp coming to Torre?)

7) Torre said Andre Ethier would probably get a day off Wednesday. Whether Manny Ramirez will start Wednesday has not been determined.

8) Hong-Chih Kuo and Jonathan Broxton are resting tonight and Ronald Belisario is doubtful. The team will improvise its relief in the late innings.