Matt Kemp goes 0 for 3, makes three catches in second rehab game.

Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp went 0 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts Friday night for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. (Rachel Luna/Staff photographer)

Playing his second rehab game with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday night, Matt Kemp went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts.

After serving as the designated hitter yesterday, Kemp played seven innings in center field and made three catches. He is 0 for 8 two games into the rehab assignment.

Kemp is expected to play tomorrow and Sunday in the field and could rejoin the Dodgers as early as Monday.

Mental approach ought to determine Edinson Volquez’s success with the Dodgers.

Edinson Volquez

Edinson Volquez was 9-10 with a 6.01 earned-run average this season before he was placed on release waivers Wednesday by the San Diego Padres. (Getty Images)

Edinson Volquez was laughing Friday. Maybe it was nervous laughter; reading someone’s emotions can be difficult the first time you meet them.

The right-handed pitcher, who officially signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers on Friday, was talking about his last start seven days ago against the Chicago Cubs.

“Every pitch I threw, they hit them,” Volquez said. “I was surprised because I have good numbers against the Cubs. I saw my record agianst them, it was 5-0, 2-point ERA [actually 2.98]. I had a lot of confidence. Then in the first inning it was like six runs, five (earned) runs, in the first inning. It’s not good.”

Cue the awkward laughter.
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Dodgers’ Matt Kemp on track for second rehabilitation game tonight in Rancho Cucamonga.

Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp is scheduled to play his first game in center field tonight with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Kemp went 0 for 5 and grounded into two double plays last night. (Rachel Luna / Staff Photographer)

Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is scheduled to play his first game in center field tonight, the second day of his rehabilitation assignment with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.
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