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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||30.00||.296||98.00||91.00||5.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Mets||2||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Anderson (Career)||7||4||1||1.143||.571||.571|
|vs RHP||167||40||1|| .275|| .317|| .240|
|12/24/2014||Raimel Tapia, LF COL|
Arismendy Alcantara, 2B CHC
Alex Reyes, SP STL
Clint Frazier, CF CLE
Michael Taylor, CF WAS
|Matt Kemp, RF SD|
Joey Votto, 1B CIN
|12/24/2014||Matt Wieters, C BAL|
Tyson Ross, SP SD
|Matt Kemp, RF SD|
|12/24/2014||Matt Carpenter, 3B STL|
Matt Kemp, RF SD
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP SEA
|Madison Bumgarner, SP SF|
|Last 10 Games|
Matt Kemp's bases-loaded double gives Padres win
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/27/15) Padres right fielder Matt Kemp hit a bases-clearing, two-out double in the tenth inning to help beat the Angels on Tuesday.
Kemp went 2 for 5 and broke a scoreless tie with his bases loaded hit. His three RBI gave him 25 on the year. He also scored a run. The double was his tenth this season and the only extra base hit for either team in the game.
"You go through stretches where things aren't working your way," Kemp said, per MLB.com. "I have hit that stretch. I feel like the earlier the better. Now I can do some things to help this team start to win."
Padres OF Matt Kemp set to DH on Monday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/25/15) Slumping Padres outfielder Matt Kemp will not have to worry about playing the field Monday night against the cross-town Angels. He is serving as the designated hitter after starting 44 of 45 games in right.
Kemp broke a 1-for-18 slide with two hits Sunday. But he has just one homer run in 175 at-bats on the season.
Padres' Matt Kemp trying to keep ankles healthy this season
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/18/15) Padres outfielder Matt Kemp is a bit of a beatup veteran nowadays. Kemp, now 30, has underdone both shoulder and microfracture surgery on his ankle in the last two years, which has limited what he is able to do on the base paths, according to Sports Illustrated.
"I can still run, but I can't run like I used to run," Kemp said. "I got to do a lot more maintenance, making sure my body is right. When I was younger, I could just get out of bed, go play a game and be good. I've got to warm up, get those muscles loose to get ready for a game. It's a process now."
In the last four seasons, Kemp has totaled 31 stolen bases. In 2011, he swiped 40 bags.
"It can be tough on you mentally," Kemp said. "You go from stealing this many bases, feeling like this, but you've got to figure out a way to do what you do, but not with the same speed. Just be smarter. You're already a student of the game, but you've got to study more to know certain situations, and things like that. I have my good days and my bad days. For the most part, I feel good. I can run again. Not as explosive, due to my ankle. But as I continue to get range of motion in it, it'll get better and better. It just takes some time. I feel like maybe the second half of this year, or the beginning of next year, it'll be where it needs to be."
Padres OF Matt Kemp still trying to find power stroke
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/17/15) Padres outfielder Matt Kemp is yet to find the home run power this season. Kemp has just one homer in the first 37 games of the season after crushing 25 in 2014. Kemp, however, remains optimistic it will turn around, according to U-T San Diego.
"There's been 37 games? So there's 125 left?" Kemp said. "I've got a lot of time to make up for what I haven't done. I've never really worried about how many home runs I get. The main concern for me is winning games."
Manager Bud Black thinks Kemp is pushing too hard.
"All the guys are sort of pressing, and Matt probably more so than most," the Padres manager said. "His care factor is high. He has to be the guy. He wants that responsibility."
Kemp is hitting .267 with 21 RBI in 146 at-bats this season.
Padres OF Matt Kemp returns to starting lineup
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/12/15) Padres outfielder Matt Kemp returned to the starting lineup and will hit third on Tuesday against the Mariners, after receiving the day off on Sunday against Arizona, according to the Seattle Times. With Kemp back in action, Wil Myers will move back to his normal leadoff spot.
Kemp is just hitting just .154 with four RBI in 39 at-bats. He has just three hits in his last 30 at-bats.
|2014 summary: Skeptics who expected Matt Kemp to miss a large chunk of time after he missed 145 games over the previous two seasons were proven wrong, as the Dodgers outfielder played in 150 games. His production rebounded, though not quite to the level of his near-MVP season in 2011. Kemp was slow out of the gate after having had ankle surgery in the offseason, and that is reflected in his year-end .287 batting average and 25 home runs. From June 7 forward, however, he hit .311 with 20 home runs and 24 doubles. Not surprisingly, Kemp seems to be all but done as an impact base-stealer; he stole eight bases in 13 attempts. He is absolutely done as a part of the Dodgers' outfield, as he was traded to the Padres in December.|
Playing time status: Not only did Kemp produce more over the final two-thirds of the season, but he rarely missed a start. Just maybe he has put his injury issues behind him.
2015 outlook: Even with his slow start, Kemp finished as a top 15 Rotisserie outfielder and a top 20 outfielder in points leagues. If he can carry over his mid-to-late-season surge, he has a legitimate shot to be a top 10 outfielder in 2015. Given his recent history of injuries and inconsistency, plus the potential for lost run production with his move to the Padres, you can probably draft him among the top 15 at his position. That will still require an early-round pick.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/2/15||NYM||10:10 pm||Noah Syndergaard|
|6/3/15||NYM||9:10 pm||Dillon Gee|
|6/5/15||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Raisel Iglesias|
|6/6/15||@ CIN||4:10 pm||Michael Lorenzen|
|6/7/15||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|6/8/15||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Shelby Miller|
|6/9/15||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Mike Foltynewicz|