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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 provided a two-run home run, finishing 1-for-5 as the Padres took down the Phillies on Sunday.
Kemp opened up the scoring with a two-run blast over the fence in left field against Alec Asher in the first inning. The veteran outfielder has hit well in the second half to salvage what has otherwise been a tough season. He's batting .265/.312/.424 with 16 home runs and 80 RBI on the year. Aug 30 - 4:59 PM

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Matt Kemp (shoulder) singled and scored a run in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Kemp missed two games with a sore left (non-throwing) shoulder, but he'll be fine. He also stole a base Saturday.
Aug 30 - 8:19 AM

Matt Kemp (shoulder) remained out of the Padres' lineup Friday.

It's the second straight game Kemp has been out with a sore left shoulder. He remains day-to-day. Travis Jankowski is in right field again in Kemp's place.
Aug 28 - 4:18 PM

Matt Kemp went 1-for-5 with a two-run single in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Kemp's two-run single in the ninth inning merely served as window dressing in the eventual 10-3 loss. The veteran outfielder has driven in two runs in each of his last three games and he's now rolling with a 15-game hitting streak. For the season, he's slashing .267/.314/.423 with 15 homers and 76 RBI.
Aug 23 - 8:17 PM

Matt Kemp finished 2-for-5 with a homer against the Cardinals on Friday.

Kemp has four homers in the last 10 days and seven since the All-Star break. It's just too bad he's stopped running; he's tried just one steal in the second half after going 8-for-9 during the first half.
Aug 22 - 2:06 AM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run as the Padres fended off the Braves on Monday.

Kemp hit a solo home run to right field off of Williams Perez in the fourth inning, extending the Padres' lead to 4-1. The outfielder has homered three times in his last five games, giving him 14 on the year with 69 RBI and a .265/.313/.422 triple-slash line.
Aug 18 - 1:10 AM

Matt Kemp hit for the cycle for the first time in his career on Friday, leading the Padres to a 9-5 victory over the Rockies in Colorado.

Not only was it the first cycle in Kemp's career, it was the first ever in Padres franchise history. He got the home run out of the way in his first at-bat, tagging Yohan Flande for a two-run blast in the first inning. He then singled in the third inning, grounded out in the fifth and hammered an RBI double to center field in the seventh. Needing the three-bagger to complete the feat, Kemp jumped on the second pitch he saw from Justin Miller in the ninth inning and blasted his triple to deep center. While he has been inconsistent, Kemp is now hitting .262/.309/.415 on the season with 13 homers and 67 RBI in his first year as a Padre.
Aug 15 - 12:16 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Travis Jankowski
3Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Colin Rea
6Brandon Morrow
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Brandon Maurer
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Marcos Mateo
7Kevin Quackenbush
8Odrisamer Despaigne
9Bud Norris