The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves are now tied at a game apiece for the National League Division Series title. Matt Kemp watched both games from the bench and will likely do the same for the entirety of the Dodgers’ 2013 playoff run.

Fortunately for Dodgers fans, the absence of Kemp may not be all that big of a deal. Sure, you’re missing a guy who threatens 40-40 numbers when healthy, but looking back on the year, the Dodgers have done fine without him.

Here, we’ll count down the nine major factors that show why Kemp’s injury does not mean a shortened Dodger postseason.

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