By Ken Gurnick
SAN DIEGO -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the club's sputtering offense has him considering shuffling the batting order.
"I always think about it," he said. "I really want the guys up front getting on base, and that's happening. Adrian's [Gonzalez] hitting well and Andre [Ethier] has it going on. Matt [Kemp] in the middle is kind of scuffling."
Carl Crawford at leadoff is batting .458, Mark Ellis hitting second is at .348, Gonzalez is batting .435 and Ethier is hitting .318. But Kemp is at .120 with two RBIs, one on a sacrifice fly.
"I really don't want to mess with the guys in the middle," Mattingly said. "I could mess around with three and four [Kemp and Gonzalez], flip-flop back and forth, but I don't like to do that. I've thought a little more with guys like Cruzer [Luis Cruz, 0-for-17] and those guys."
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I'm hoping once Kemp gets on track, we should see a bit more offensive punch. He does seem to be swinging at a lot of 1st pitches this early season so far.