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April is in the books and the Dodgers have led the charge in the NL. The Cardinals have found life without Pujols is not so bad and the Nationals sure can pitch, but can they score some runs?
As is always the case, some players have come from out of nowhere to surprise with their production while others have been flat out terrible. We’re only one month in so much will change, but with a full calendar month now in the books it’s time to nominate April’s National League all-position team.
Catcher – Buster Posey, Giants – Posey has been nothing short of brilliant in his return from last year’s devastating injury. His .353 batting average was 4th best in the NL during the season’s opening month. He has also swatted 4 homers to go along with 9 RBI. (runner up: Yadier Molina)
First Base – Freddie Freeman, Braves – Back in March we pegged Freeman as the NL East’s top first baseman. He now exits April as the top first sacker in the league. Freeman is batting .283 with 4 long balls and 18 R
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While Matt Kemp's April explosion sparked Triple Crown conversations, he and the rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers are dealing more in reality than dreams. They have enjoyed a best-in-the-National League beginning to 2012, but have not lost sight of the six-month challenge of a baseball season.
Reality check: With a 17-7 start, the Dodgers' magic number to clinch the NL West...
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Matt Kemp finished a memorable and historic April with his 12th home run for the Dodgers. But he also struck out with the bases loaded Monday night, helping to thwart a potential rally that enabled the Colorado Rockies to beat Los Angeles 6-2.
Kemp homered in the first, driving Juan Nicasio's first pitch into the seats in right field for his 25th RBI. But he came up in the seventh...
Over at ESPN yesterday, Jayson Stark posed the question of whether Matt Kemp‘s amazing April performance is the best April in the history of the game. Stark decided to tackle the question by looking only at the players that had matched or beaten him in a group of categories that contained BA, OBP, and SLG, but also HR, XBH, R, and RBI. I have a great deal of respect for Stark...
Matt Kemp strolled over to the stereo system, plugged in his iPod and shuffled through an array of songs.
Settling on a selection from rapper Lil Wayne, the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger gave the volume a big boost as he began singing and bounding along.
All right, so maybe he's not the world's best singer. And maybe he won't be appearing on the stage of ''American...
*Matt Kemp of the Dodgers has scored 27 runs this season and knocked in 25, making him accountable for 52 runs of production in just 25 games. The lowly Pittsburgh Pirates have scored only 68 runs as entire team in 24 games. Kemp is that awesome and the Buccos offense is that bad.*Kemp also has 12 homeruns, while the Chicago Cubs as a team have a mere 11. Kemp powerful, Cubbies...
Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp has been unanimously voted the Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month for April, while Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers was selected as the AL recipient.
Through 23 April contests, Kemp led the Majors with a .417 (35-for-84) batting average and 12 home runs while ranking tops in the National League in RBI (25), hits...
Matt Kemp receives most of the credit for the Los Angeles Dodgers' solid start, though the pitching staff has been pretty good as well.
Chad Billingsley will take the mound when the Dodgers continue their road trip Friday against the Chicago Cubs, who return home after their trip ended on a sour note.
Kemp is off to an incredible start for the Dodgers (17-8), leading the majors...
The Dodgers have the best record in the National league, and are only one win off of Tampa's 18-8 mark for the best in baseball. A big part of that is Matt Kemp, who is making Bryan LaHair's numbers look pedestrian this year. Kemp has hit 12 HRs to LaHair's 7, though their wOBAs aren't [...]
Right now, the Cubs have 14 Home Runs on the year, Matt Kemp 12...the race is on. If you're in the area, apparently there are some $4 tickets available thanks to the wonders of dynamic pricing. I'd certainly pay that to Kemp play.
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TORONTO Statistically speaking, Josh Hamilton is Matt Kemp.
Entering Monday, here were Hamilton's Triple Crown numbers and rank in the American League: .395 average (second), nine home runs (first) and 25 RBI (first).
And Kemp in the National League: .425 (first), 11 home runs (first) and 24 RBI (tied for first).
Hamilton's Rangers were 16-6, best record in the league...
As we enter week 5 in fantasy baseball, we turn the calendar on April and go in to month two of the long baseball season. We’ve watched some amazing things happen so far like Matt Kemp hitting 12 HR, collecting 25 RBI, and batting .417, while the $250 million man, Albert Pujols, has driven in 4 runs, has no HR and is batting 200 points less than Kemp at .217...
Juan Nicasio pitched six solid innings, Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run double and the Colorado Rockies overcame Matt Kemp's latest homer, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 Monday night in the first of 18 meetings this season between the NL West rivals.
Continuing his remarkable comeback from a broken neck suffered last August when he was hit in the head by a line drive against...