Category Archives: Matt Kemp

Resurgent Matt Kemp

I haven’t written about my old buddy in a while and with good reason. Earlier this season Matt was having one of those weird seasons that made stat folk look up to see who else had done this. and not in a good way In Matt Kemp’s first 64 games of 2016 he had managed …

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The writer finally gets his wish

Back in 2008 when Jay Bruce was the hottest thing in baseball and Matt Kemp was underappreciated in Los Angeles by just about every mainstream writer, I took exception to a column written on the now defunct SportshubLA run by the Kamentzky brothers.  That particular writer (not the brothers) wrote about how the Dodgers needed …

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Dodger outfield is as hot as the San Fernando Valley in Sept

All the Dodgers starting team, and key bench players are on fire, but leading the charge has been the starting outfield. All stats are courtesy of Fangraphs.com. Notice that three of them have a plus .600 slug %. Strangely enough, it is Carl Crawford with the highest Slug%.  SVS has the strange stat of a …

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Matt Kemp passes Mike Piazza on LA Dodger home run leaderboard

Matt Kemp hit a huge home run on Sunday to help the Dodgers beat the Giants and inch them closer to a 2014 NL Pennant. Not as important but still significant it was the 177th home run of Matt Kemp’s Dodger career, tying him with Dodger legend Mike Piazza for fifth place on the all …

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No matter which All-Star plays CF for the Dodgers in 2014, “putrid” is the word

The Dodgers have had three major league all-stars, and one minor league Pacific Coast League player of the year take their turn in CF, and all have been found wanting in various degrees. First up was Matt Kemp, who did the job offensively even if it was not at the level of his previous offensive …

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The nine game Matt Kemp run

Headed into July 29th, Matt Kemp had eight home runs, thirty-eight runs scored, and forty runs batted in with a slug % of .432 in ninety-five games Today Matt Kemp has fourteen home runs, forty-seven runs scored, and fifty runs batted in, with a slug % of .472 in 104 games For most of this …

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Don’t put away your Matt Kemp jersey away just yet – Part Two

Yesterday we set the stage as we try to catch up on Matt Kemp week. Now that I was firmly invested in the game, and by myself, I looked around for candidates for high five moments. Luckily for me, a family of ten had taken residence in front of me, all wearing jerseys of their …

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Don’t put away your Matt Kemp jersey away just yet – Part One

Last Tuesday (July 29th) I made my way to Chavez Ravine for the first time in 2014. I’d been selling or giving away tickets most of the year but given all the trade talk about Matt Kemp, and the Vin Scully trinket, I felt that this game should be my first game.  I’ll be brutally …

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