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2014 Avg.
.287
 
Career Avg.
.292
Name  Matt Kemp
Born  9/23/1984
Height  6-3
Weight  215
Number  27
Position  RF
Bats  R
Throws  R
10/5/2014 9:04:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp hit a solo home run in the eighth to propel Los Angeles over St. Louis, 3-2, in Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday.
Insight: The Cardinals again rallied in Game 2 to tie the score, but the Dodgers responded with Kemp's home run. Kemp looks to be back in MVP form; he competed for the award back in 2012.
 
10/3/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has nice night at the plate Friday.
Insight: He was 3-for-5 with an RBI. Kemp continued his hot hitting from the second half of the regular season, and has seemingly put all injury-related questions to rest.
 
10/3/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was a hot hitter in the second half of the season, but will have his work cut out for him in Game 1 of the NLDS against Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Kemp is just a .130 hitter (3-for-23) against Wainwright with a .405 OPS. he batted .309 with 17 HR, 54 RBI and a .971 OPS in 64 games after the All-Star game.
 
9/28/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp finishes the year in style.
Insight: He was 2-for-2 before being removed from the game. Kemp clubbed his 25th homer and had three RBI. He will be heading into postseason play on fire.
 
Hot9/21/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp went 4-for-5 with a home run and four RBI on Sunday.
Insight: Kemp started the Cubs series 0-for-4 on Thursday, but went 7-for-13 over the next three games with two home runs and seven RBI. He hopes to continue the trend on Monday when the Giants come to town. Kemp is batting .286 with 23 home runs and 84 RBI this year.
 
Hot9/17/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has finally gotten back to his MVP form.
Insight: He is hitting .322 with six homeruns and 20 RBI over the past 28 days, and has a great matchup Tuesday night against Jorge De La Rosa (15-for-36 with 3 HR and 12 RBI). If owners have been living under a rock over the past month, make sure Kemp is in your lineup.
 
Hot9/14/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs in the blowout victory over the Giants, 17-0, on Saturday.
Insight: Kemp doubled home Yasiel Puig in the first and then doubled in Adrian Gonzalez and Puig in the second. Kemp drove in another run on an infield single in the third. The outfielder is hitting .284 with 19 home runs and 72 RBI in 490 at-bats this year.
 
Hot9/3/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is a career .429 hitter (6-for-14) with two home runs versus Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.
Insight: Kemp isn't the guy we remember from 2011, but he's produced much better than last season, batting .281 with 17 HR and 66 RBI. Kemp is batting .333 over the past two weeks (11 games) with a .999 OPS.
 
8/31/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, and run against the Padres on Sunday.
Insight: Kemp has been getting consistent at-bats since the All-Star break, but hasn't been doing as much with them lately. After a great July, Kemp cooled off in August, hitting .248, but he did have five home runs, eight doubles and 17 RBI in the month as well.
 
8/27/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer and went 2-for-4 with a walk Tuesday at Arizona.
Insight: Kemp has batted .295 with eight homers, 26 RBI, three steals and a .915 OPS in 129 at-bats since the All-Star break after hitting .269 with eight homers, 35 RBI, three steals and a .760 OPS before the break.
 
Hot8/1/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp has gone 17-for-37 (.459) with a double, a triple, three homers and 11 RBI over his last 10 games.
Insight: Kemp has raised his average 21 points and his OPS 64 points in that span. He's now hitting .286 with 11 homers, 46 RBI, 42 runs and an .816 OPS in 385 plate appearances.
 
7/19/2014 1:54:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp is not in Saturday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Kemp (.266, 8 HR, 35 RBI) has stayed healthy this season, but he hasn't regained his 30-30 form and has been part of some trade rumors. Kemp is just 1-for-6 against today's scheduled starter for St. Louis Joe Kelly.
 
7/9/2014 12:37:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp has gone hitless in 18 career at-bats against Tigers starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Kemp (.275, 8 HR, 34 RBI) has stayed healthy this season, but he hasn't regained his 30-30 form. He's followed up a 0-for-16 stretch with seven hits in his last nine at-bats, but he shouldn't be used Wednesday against Scherzer.
 
7/5/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp sat Friday night, but should be back in the lineup on Saturday due to an extremely favorable matchup.
Insight: Kemp is 15-for-33 (.455) with three homers and 12 RBI against Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa.
 
7/4/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp is not in Friday night's starting lineup.
Insight: It appears to be a routine day of rest for the outfielder. Kemp had a solid June, batting .317 with a .900 OPS, but is hitless in the first three games in July.
 
6/15/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp has had his best month of the season in June, hitting .295 with two doubles, two triples, one homer, seven RBI, 10 runs and an .885 OPS.
Insight: Kemp will face Bronson Arroyo of the Diamondbacks Sunday. He's gone 11-for-26 (.423) with two home runs against the right-hander.
 
6/11/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp was thrown out of Wednesday's game for arguing balls and strikes. SOURCE: Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Scott Van Slyke replaced him at left field in the bottom of the second inning. Kemp is hitting just .242 in 33 at bats this month.
 
Cold6/8/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp hasn't homered in his past 21 games and batted .156 in his last 13, but he has a favorable matchup Sunday at Colorado.
Insight: Kemp is 11-for-29 (.379) with three doubles and three homers lifetime against Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa and he also went 2-for-4 with a triple yesterday.
 
5/27/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is out of the lineup again Tuesday.
Insight: Kemp hasn't started since Thursday because the Dodgers have been unhappy about his defense in center field. He's expected to start doing some work in left field.
 
5/26/2014 4:43:00 PM
Description: Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is not in the lineup again Monday, according to Eric Stephen of truebluela.com.
Insight: Kemp hasn't started since Thursday because the Dodgers have been unhappy about his defense in center field. He's expected to start doing some work in left field.
 

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