Relaxed, all tied and ready for Philly fans

We came to the park today, you couldn’t tell what happened last night. That’s the way we’ve been all year. If something doesn’t go our way, we forget about it. We came in relaxed today. We haven’t let anything get to us all year, we weren’t going to let that game get to us. We don’t let anything rattle us.

kempbloggggg.jpgNow it’s 1-1 and now we go to Philly. We know there will be a hostile crowd, so we have to keep the same momentum as we had today. It was kind of cool to see Kobe there today by the batter’s box, an NBA champion wearing an L.A. hat like that, it got me pumped. The fans were great. They know how we can come back, they know the kind of club we are and how we’re always in the game.

Andre, what a great at-bat that was with the shadow and a tough lefty. Andre didn’t get a hit today but he helped the team win. Better than a hit. Pedro had us a bit off-balance, but we got him out of the game and got to their bullpen and won the game. Hat’s off the Pedro, he pitched an excellent game, we just got there at the end. We’ve been like that all year, we just keep on pushing to the end of the game.

Padilla was huge today. He kept it close so we could come back. And in that inning, we just grind it out. They made an error and we took advantage. ‘Dre had a great at-bat. That’s the thing about us. I struck out, ‘Dre picked me up. It’s been like that all year, the guy behind me or the guy ahead of me, we pick each other up. We’ve got a lot of fight in us. With ‘Dre, there’s always something special going to happen. Coming into the playoffs he wasn’t swinging that good, now he’s come alive. He’s a big reason why we are where we are.


  1. bluesplash09

    Awesome win today Matt, you guys always fight to the end and thats why we’re never out of a game. Go to philly and show em what we’re about. GO DODGERS!


    Once again the boys in BLUE come thru with the WIN! Way to go.
    Thanks for the exciting game, and I was watching on my blackberry.
    Have a good road trip and let’s quiet those Phillie fans. GO DODGERS!!

  3. heartruss

    The Dodgers make it exciting all the way to the end of the game. We have learned not to leave until the game is over. You are absolutely right…every game there is a different hero. Sometime it’s you, sometimes Andre, sometimes Casey, sometimes James. That’s what makes the Dodgers so special.
    Good luck in Philly but wear those thermals.

  4. ladgirl27

    Hey Matty,I’m 100% proud of you guys!You guys did well today.It was great in the 8th inning when ‘Dre walked and made up 2-1 ! πŸ˜€ I was SO Delighted because I knew we were going to win this. I had faith in you guys and I believed & I knew you guys can do it! Like you guys always do…You guys are always battling to what you guys really want. ‘Keeping your eyes’ on the prize.’ That’s what I like to see in you guys, and by doing this & keeping it up, you guys will get further and further… till’ then You never know what will happen! I get those goosebumps chills all over my body when I’m excited and I know something good will happen. Time to win a game tomorrow!! πŸ˜€
    I love you guys!!

    XOXO Brittany Urbina

  5. chillicat

    Glad you guys pick each other up… I know you all fought hard today for that one and Padilla was awesome!
    On a more personal note, all you guys helped pick up my spirits today, as my mom had to be out of town for a cancer treatment, and the game helped me escape for the afternoon… so thank you muchly!

    So proud of you guys!!! Have a safe and restful trip! Go get ’em! πŸ˜€

  6. true2dodgerblue

    You guys are awesome!! What a great game. What I love best about this year’s team is that there are no “stars”. You are a team and that is what makes you great, each and every one of you! Like you said, each one picks the other up. That is why the team deserves to win. Have a safe trip. We know you will make us proud in Philly.

  7. dodgerdog


    Work with Mattingly on how not to chase the low outside pitch. It is your achilles heel.


    Bruce A. Rodela
    Sparks, NV

  8. dodgerdog


    Work with Mattingly on how not to chase the low outside pitch. It is your achilles heel.


    Bruce A. Rodela
    Sparks, NV

  9. bidiblue

    Wow, Great game today. You had me pacing back and forth around my house for awhile.

    Well, you guys are very inspirational to me. I thank you guys for that 100% hard work you guys put in every game, and that’s why when you play it’s not over until it’s over. Keep playing hard and i’ll keep rooting hard. Have a safe trip and I wish you guys the best. Go Dodgers!

  10. gregattack

    I’m sure you know that after today’s game you need to go out there and BRING IT in philly. There will be no remorse from the fans out there, so it’s up to you and the rest of the blue crew to shut them up with nothing but relentless atbats. Although you guys have been playing good ball, and you’re giving it everything you have, the phils have yet to see the full power of you and the rest of this Dodger team in action. While they may try to mitigate that power with, what seems like, their entire pitching staff every game, you need to go to philly and CRUSH them. This year the Dodgers are known for everyone chipping in to pick up everyone else, up and down the lineup a few guys come in and take care of business when it needs to be taken care of, but when EVERYONE comes out firing all cylinders, that’s when this team is truly unbeatable. It may not be next game, it may not be this series, but the whole world will soon see the true power of the crew. Whether it’s the phils, yanks or halos, they will rue the day they stepped in front of the Dodgers freight train. WAR DODGERS! WAR KEMP!

  11. trublu4ever

    I’m looking forward to the games in Philly. I know you guys will show them what it takes to be a champion. Their crowd will be hostile…..just try the old trick of picturing them in their underwear… will make them seem much less obnoxious. We will be cheering for you guys loudly. GO DODGERS……KICK SOME PHILLY BUTT!!!!!!

  12. fan7

    Hey Matty, Congrats on the big Dodger win yesterday, now go get em in Philly. Padilla was huge, and Dre made it like icing on a cake. Sweet!!!!!!!!! Love LA, bleed Dodger Blue, and I believe u guys will take this thing all the way to the WS. I will be cheering so loud in my neighborhood, that it might just end up being a Dodger Blue block party. You guys are the best, we love you. GB Girl!

  13. Dodger4life

    As much as I enjoy a well pitched game, and yesterday was one from both sides. This season and this Dodger ball club has me yearning for runs. You guy’s are so exciting when your offense is in high gear. You fuel the not just each other but a magnitude of Dodger Faithful everywhere across the country, and worldwide. As you take the field and play these next three games in Philly, keep in your minds eye that millions of screaming, believers in blue are propelling you forward from afar. We are in the fight as well, we have the same goal as you, we believe we can be there to pick you guys up also, you are never alone, not even on the road, needing a push in late innings of a crucial situation. Dodger Pride is a powerful thing, when you continue to believe and continue to forge ahead, it can seem as if it is magical.
    BE RELAXED and HAVE FUN BOY’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BRING THE RING TO L.A. IN 2099!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Great win yesterday!! WOW.. my friend and I were going nuts in the living room we NEEDED that win and of coarse you guys came through! SUCH an exciting way to tie up the series!

    LA is sooooooo proud of our boys in blue! I rocked my bright blue Kemp, Dodgers t-shirt to the Angels/Sox game the night you guys won after Holliday dropped that ball and I WORE IT PROUDLY πŸ™‚ They were showing the Dodger game there on the big screens during BP and I was proud to rep my team like always! Just like Kobe was definately proud to wear that hat and to support a fellow championship LA team!

    My 3-year-old nephew got 2 birds last weekend and he named them Kemp and Manny all by himself, it was cute. Keep up the good work, best of luck in Philly, and bring a World Series parade to LA!! Your fans are behind you guys 1,000%!!!! GO DODGERS!

  15. kayinla2u

    You look so awesome in that pic, Matt, like a painted-up warrior ready to go to battle or home from the battle. It’s very decent of you to give credit to Andre, we do love him, but there is a reason YOU are always in the lineup. You make it happen, too. I am so thrilled you are blogging the postseason, making us feel like we are right there with you, part of it. I don’t think we’ve ever had this kind of opportunity before to talk directly with a player, and I am a fan since the day the Dodgers hit L.A., yep, 1958:) Feeling good about Sunday and loving my DODGERS!!!!

  16. crzblue2

    Keep thinking warm thoughts out there! And like the fan f rom NV said, work with Mattingly. What incredible games we got to see at our beloved Dodger Stadium!
    My thoughts and prayer for your mom and you.
    LOL on the 99, but you did say 2009 also.

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