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Matt Kemp | Outfielder

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run, helping the Padres beat the Giants on Monday.
Kemp took Tim Hudson yard in the third inning, giving the Padres a 2-1 lead. It's his fourth home run in his last seven games, giving him 10 on the year with 52 RBI and a .257/.301/.408 triple-slash line. He's also on an eight-game hitting streak. Finally, it seems, Kemp may have figured things out at the plate. Jul 21 - 1:28 AM

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Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 and homered Friday in the Padres' 4-2 victory over the Rockies.

Kemp collected his ninth homer and 19th double in his fourth straight multi-hit game. One imagines he was none too happy to see the All-Star break arrive given that he just seemed to be turning it around beforehand, but it doesn't seem that the four-day break did him any harm.
Jul 18 - 1:38 AM

Matt Kemp hit a solo home run in a 1-for-4 performance on Wednesday, but the Padres couldn't topple the Pirates.

Kemp swatted a solo shot to center field at PNC Park in the first inning, but it represented half of the Padres' offensive output on the evening. The veteran outfielder has only seven home runs on the year but five of them have come in his last 21 games. He also has 45 RBI and a .242/.281/.367 slash line on the year.
Jul 8 - 10:01 PM

Matt Kemp hit a two-run double in a 2-for-4 night on Tuesday as the Padres fell to the Pirates.

Kemp gave the Padres a 2-0 lead in the third inning when he doubled in a pair of runs, but it wasn't enough for an otherwise quiet offense. Kemp entered the game 2-for-23 (.087) in his previous seven games. He's had better seasons, as he's currently hitting .242/.282/.360 with six home runs and 44 RBI.
Jul 7 - 11:47 PM

Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Kemp's single was one of just three that Padres compiled as a team, and the only one to do any damage, as it brought a run home against Lance Lynn in the third inning. That run would be the only one scored in the losing effort. Kemp's currently posting the worst batting average of his career and is hitting just .241/.282/.359 with six homers and 42 RBI. Last season, he slashed .287/.346/.506 for the Dodgers.
Jul 5 - 5:05 PM

Matt Kemp is not in the Padres starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for Kemp. Melvin Upton is getting the start in his place in center field and will bat leadoff for the Padres against Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals.
Jul 4 - 12:03 PM

Matt Kemp will bat third Thursday against the Cardinals.

It will be his first start out of the No. 3 spot since June 11. He has hit in the cleanup spot and the leadoff spot since. Kemp is batting just .244/.279/.365 on the year.
Jul 2 - 5:06 PM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 and slugged his fifth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Giants on Thursday.

Kemp hit out of the leadoff spot for the second straight day for the Padres, and appears to be rejuvenated by the move. His two-run homer came off of Jeremy Affeldt as part of a six-run eighth inning, but it still wasn't enough for the Padres to overcome the Giants. With the two-hit effort, Kemp is now hitting .243/.282/.356 with five homers and 38 RBI on the season.
Jun 25 - 7:09 PM

Matt Kemp is batting leadoff for the Padres on Wednesday.

It will be the first time he's hit leadoff since 2010. It is likely a ploy by Padres manager Pat Murphy to get Kemp going, as he's hit .228/.271/.392 this month and just .243/.281/.349 overall.
Jun 24 - 6:59 PM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 including a solo homer on Thursday, powering the Padres to a 3-1 victory over the Athletics.

Kemp got the Padres on the board in the fourth inning with a solo blast off A's starter Kendall Graveman. He has picked up the pace offensively in the past few weeks, but is still hitting just .250/.290/.358 with four homers and 35 RBI on the season.
Jun 18 - 6:20 PM

Matt Kemp delivered a go-ahead single in the top of the 11th inning on Monday, helping the Padres squeak out a win against the Braves.

Kemp finished 1-for-5 with a stolen base -- his sixth in as many opportunities -- on the night. Justin Upton had walked to lead off the inning, then stole second base with Kemp batting. Kemp then sent a double to left field, plating Upton easily. He later scored an insurance run on Alexi Amarista's double. Kemp is on a five-game hitting streak, which the Padres certainly hope is a sign he's ready to break out of a season-long slump. He's batting a meager .254/.289/.353 with two home runs and 32 RBI.
Jun 8 - 10:59 PM

Matt Kemp went 3-for-5 with a homer and five RBI as the Padres topped the Reds 9-7 on Saturday.

Kemp hit into a fielder's choice in his first at-bat, but he cranked a solo shot in the fourth inning, a two-run double in the fifth inning, drew a walk and scored in the seventh inning, and then drove in two more runs with a single in the eighth. It's been a mostly-frustrating first year in San Diego for Kemp -- he owns a rough .256/.291/.350 slash line -- but the 30-year-old does have 30 RBI in 57 games. Saturday's homer was only his second.
Jun 6 - 7:46 PM

Matt Kemp struck out three times in four at-bats Tuesday, but the Padres took down the Mets anyway.

Kemp's OPS is now below .600 following the arduous night. He has only two extra-base hits in 99 plate appearances dating back to May 7. His triple-slash line is a poor .242/.277/.322 with one home run and 26 RBI.
Jun 3 - 1:24 AM

Matt Kemp went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before being ejected in Monday's loss to the Mets.

Kemp was ahead in the count 3-1 in the eighth inning, but was ejected mid at-bat by home plate umpire Dan Iassogna. Manager Bud Black was tossed as well. Alexi Amarista came off the bench to pinch-hit and lined out. Kemp has not done much at the plate this season, batting just .246/.282/.329 with one home run and 26 RBI.
Jun 2 - 12:48 AM

Matt Kemp hit a bases-clearing double in the 10th inning to break a scoreless tie and send the Padres to a victory against the Angels on Tuesday.

Kemp made reliever Joe Smith pay for a single and two walks by clearing the bases with a double to left field. He scored not long after and finished the night 1-for-5. It marks his first multi-RBI game since April 29 as he has hit the skids offensively. Kemp is hitting .255/.291/.348 with only one home run and 25 RBI.
May 27 - 1:35 AM

Depth Charts

C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Marcos Mateo
7Kevin Quackenbush