Matt Kemp OF SD 23 hours ago

Kemp's struggles continued Saturday, as he went 0-for-3 in a 2-0 loss to the Dodgers.

Any hope that a "reunion" with his old Dodgers mates would get him going has been dashed through the first two games of this series. Kemp has just been ice-cold lately, as he's 1-for-18 over the last five games and batting just .169 in May. The Padres' offense has struggled alongside him, scoring just 14 runs in the last eight games. Kemp is too talented to continue these struggles for too long, so it may be a good time to buy low on him.

Matt Kemp OF SD 2 weeks ago

Kemp is not in the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Kemp has started each of the Padres' first 32 games this season in right field, so he was likely due for a day off. With a team off day scheduled for Monday, manager Bud Black will take this opportunity to get Kemp back-to-back days of rest. Kemp got off to a hot start, but it just 6-for-38 with one extra-base hit in May, suggesting a short break was needed.

Matt Kemp OF SD 1 month ago1 Comment

Kemp was ejected Saturday..

Kemp had a called strike three on him to end the seventh inning. He did not like the call and got thrown out by Umpire Marty Foster. Kemp was batter 2-for-4 at that point with two runs.

Matt Kemp OF SD 1 month ago

Kemp went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBI in Monday's 14-3 win over the Rockies.

Kemp took advantage of Coors Field's spacious outfield to put together his best line of the season, but he's been able to thrive no matter what park he's played in while donning a Padres uniform. The 30-year-old has already collected seven multi-hit showings on the season to bring his average up to .368. His 13 RBI lead the team and rank third in the National League.

Matt Kemp OF SD 1 month ago

Kemp went 2-for-5 Saturday with two runs scored, two RBI, and his first home run as a Padre.

He's now hitting a blistering .340 (17-for-50) through the first 12 games this season with nine RBI and eight runs scored. The Padres' offseason offensive makeover has worked out very well so far, and Kemp is thriving in the heart of their order.

Matt Kemp OF SD 1 month ago

Kemp went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, and an RBI on Tuesday in a 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

Kemp supplied much of the offense on the night and raised his average to .368. The slugger is yet to hit a home run, but it's just a matter of time.

Matt Kemp OF SD 1 month ago

Kemp went 4-for-5 with two doubles Saturday against the Giants.

Kemp added one run and one RBI. After two consecutive 0-for-4 outings, the four hits raised his batting average to .346. Kemp has struck out once in each of the past five games.

Matt Kemp OF SD 2 months ago

Kemp went 2-for-4 with three RBI on Monday against the Dodgers.

Kemp got some revenge against his former club Monda, knocking in all three of San Diego's runs. Batting out of third spot in the lineup, Kemp hit an RBI single in the first and followed that with a double in the fifth that drove in two runs.

Matt Kemp OF SD 2 months ago

Kemp clubbed his second home run of spring training on Monday. He finished 2-for-3 with two RBI as the Padres shut out the Cubs 7-0.

Kemp is now batting .450 this spring with three extra base hits and seven RBI. He is mashing left handed pitching thus far, going 5-for-7 with a home run against southpaws.

Matt Kemp OF SD 5 months ago

The deal between the Dodgers and Padres involving Kemp will go through as originally reported, ESPNLosAngeles.com reports.

The Padres were said be wavering after Kemp's physical revealed "severe" arthritis in his hips, but the Dodgers reportedly never felt the deal was seriously in jeopardy. It seemed possible the two sides would have to rework the trade, but it ends up being exactly as was first reported; Kemp, catcher Tim Federowicz and $32 million to the Padres for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. Eflin was then flipped to the Phillies, along with Tom Windle, in exchange for Jimmy Rollins.