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September 2 game chat

9/2/2011

Dodgers at Braves, 4:35 p.m.

  • Dee Gordon, SS

  • James Loney, 1B

  • Matt Kemp, CF

  • Juan Rivera, LF

  • Andre Ethier, RF

  • Aaron Miles, 3B

  • Rod Barajas, C

  • Justin Sellers, 2B

  • Chad Billingsley, P

From the Dodger press notes: "According to Elias, over the last 39 years, only four other Dodgers pitchers (besides Dana Eveland) have pitched at least 8.0 innings while allowing one-or-fewer runs in their first career start with the team: Fernando Valenzuela (April 9, 1981), Dave Stewart (May 19, 1982), Pedro Astacio (July 3, 1992) and Brad Penny (August 3, 2004)."

Also, Stats LLC says Matt Kemp has become the first major-leaguer since 2004 to have at least 30 homers, 30 steals and 10 outfield assists.