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2014 Topps Chrome Printing Plate: Matt Kemp's Tattoos + Secret Switch-Hitting

Though Matt Kemp cardboard has seen a rise in prices with The Bison's second-half surge and return to both health and offensive prominence, deals can still be had. Case in point, the below 1/1 Black Printing Plate out of 2014 Topps Chrome was recently secured via eBay for a great price.$13.09 delivered landed me the newest addition to my Mattycakes' PC. It's the 7th printing...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Adding A Big Power Bat This Offseason

Stephen H. asks… Joe, why are you always so against the Mets adding a big power hitter in the outfield? This team needs to score a lot more runs and a Matt Kemp,  Jose Bautista or a Nelson Cruz could be the one piece this team needs to get us into the postseason. Imagine if we had one of them this season instead of Chris Young who was a complete waste of money? I usually agree...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemp will receive a fine after lambasting Dale Scott's iffy strike zone

Dodgers star Matt Kemp will be fined for his harsh remarks about Dale Scott's strike zone in Game 3 of the NLDS game with the Cardinals, sources say. There was a lot of complaining in that game, and some who have viewed the tape agree it wasn't Scott's best night (in other words, he wasn't very good). It isn't known whether Kemp's fine will be mitigated by...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

You Just Watched The Best-Hitting Outfield In Los Angeles Dodgers History

Do you remember, really, how insane this season was in the Dodger outfield? Matt Kemp was the center fielder, until he wasn’t. Then Andre Ethier was, but then Scott Van Slyke was, but then Yasiel Puig was. Kemp spent weeks in left while Carl Crawford was hurt. Joc Pederson was knocking on the door. Only three starts all year came from outside that group, and one of them came on...
Via Dodgers Digest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers Have a GM, Until They Don’t

So, a funny thing is happening. The Dodgers have a general manager, one Ned Colletti. And yet we keep hearing names about potential replacements, like Tampa Bay’s Andrew Friedman, Cleveland’s Mark Shapiro, Chicago’s Kenny Williams, Billy Eppler of the Yankees, the Dodgers’ own Logan White, former assistant GM Kim Ng, and so on. These are all really fun names to think about...
Via Dodgers Digest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers won 94 games and finished six games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the NL West. Considering the team was 10 games behind the Giants in early June, that’s a commendable result. The Dodgers were the more talented club and eventually asserted themselves as such. But with a MLB-leading $240 million opening day payroll, winning a division title and beating...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp and the Problem With the Umpire Strike Zone

In the Dodgers/Cardinals game Monday night, Dale Scott served as the home-plate umpire, and when the game was over Matt Kemp couldn’t help but complain to the media that Scott had been terrible. Umpires have had better games, and umpires have had worse games, but one could at least understand Kemp’s frustration, given what happened […]
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Just How Bad Was the Strike Zone in Game 3?

Don Mattingly, the manager of the near-elimination Los Angeles Dodgers, called umpire Dale Scott’s strike zone from Game 3 “generous.” He told the media many Dodgers were complaining about the strike zone, and “that puts you in a bind.” Matt Kemp, the Dodgers’ right fielder, was slightly less discreet in his feelings about Scott’s calls on Monday evening. Of the strike...
Via Cardinals Farm
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp blasts plate umpire: ‘Terrible strike zone’

Your browser does not support iframes. Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp blasted plate umpire Dale Scott after his team’s 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. The Dodgers were held to seven hits Monday night. “Terrible. Terrible strike zone,” Kemp said, via ESPNLosAngeles.com. “I’ve never seen anything like it. That’s...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp rips umpire Dale Scott over strike zone

Your browser does not support iframes. The Los Angeles Dodgers were pushed to the brink of elimination with a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night, and Matt Kemp thinks umpire Dale Scott is to blame. Kemp, who was furious after being called out on a pitch that appeared off the plate in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp: Strike zone 'terrible'

Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp, who got in a heated argument with plate umpire Dale Scott late in his team's 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Division Series, blasted the veteran umpire after the game. The Dodgers, who were swinging hot bats coming into the game, were held to seven hits by veteran right-hander John Lackey and two Cardinals...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp Complains About ‘Terrible’ Strike Zone In Loss To Cardinals (Video)

The Los Angeles Dodgers are on the brink of elimination, and one player is pointing fingers at someone in a different shade of blue. St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey shut down the Dodgers on Monday night, allowing the Cardinals to pull away late and beat the Dodgers 3-1. The win gave the Cardinals a 2-1 series in the National League Division Series. Lackey was tremendous...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp Home Run seals Dodgers win over St. Louis Cardinals Game 2 NLDS

The National League Division Series is all tied at 1-1. In Game 1 on Friday night, the Dodgers dropped a heartbreaking loss at home. St. Louis got off a stunning eight runs in the seventh inning off of Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw. Prior to that, the Dodgers were chilling with a 6-1 lead. That game also featured a bench clearing fisticuffs in the third inning after St. Louis...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Matt Kemp’s homer lifts Dodgers over Cardinals

Matt Kemp’s go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. The win evens the NL Division Series. Game 3 is Monday night in St. Louis, with Cardinals’ John Lackey going against Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Dodgers. The post Watch: Matt Kemp’s homer lifts Dodgers over Cardinals appeared...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp’s Late Home Run Gives Dodgers Win, Evens Series With Cardinals

LOS ANGELES — Matt Kemp skipped down the first base line, watching his drive fly while calling out to the ball, trying to coax it to stay fair. Once it sailed inside the foul pole and landed in the lower left field seats, he had salvaged a victory for the Los Angeles Dodgers after their bullpen almost gave it away. Kemp hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, lifting...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp a swing shifter for Dodgers in 3-2 win over Cardinals

At this stage of the season last year, Matt Kemp was on crutches, calling himself the Dodgers' head cheerleader. In the wake of the Dodgers' 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of their National League division series, Kemp can call himself something else: October hero. Kemp's eighth-inning home run Saturday night produced a triumph on a night when the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals attempt late-game rally but Dodgers even series with 3-2 win

LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kemp yanked the Dodgers from the depths of despair with one swing. Kemp hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, lifting Los Angeles to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night and evening their NL Division Series at a game apiece. Kemp practically skipped down the first base line, appearing to coax the ball fair as it sailed inside...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Kemp lifts Dodgers to win with home run

After Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer off J.P. Howell in the eighth to move the Cardinals into a 2-2 tie with the Dodgers, Los Angeles fans were nervous, especially after what happened on Friday with Clayton Kershaw. But fear not, Dodgers fans – Matt Kemp was on the scene to drag your club to a victory. Pat Neshek allowed just two homers to right-handed hitters during the entire...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp powered the Dodgers to a big win over the Cardinals

After Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer off J.P. Howell in the eighth to move the Cardinals into a 2-2 tie with the Dodgers, Los Angeles fans were nervous, especially after what happened on Friday with Clayton Kershaw. But fear not, Dodgers fans – Matt Kemp was on the scene to drag your club to a victory. Pat Neshek allowed just two homers to right-handed hitters during the entire...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemp's HR lifts Dodgers over Cards, NLDS tied at 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Kemp hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday night and evening their NL Division Series at a game apiece. Kemp practically skipped down the first base line, appearing to coax the ball fair as it sailed inside the foul pole and into the lower left field seats while the crowd...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers-Cardinals rivalry makes for good postseason series

A rivalry is being renewed this week as the Dodgers and Cardinals square off in the playoffs again, this time in the NLDS. This series has swagger. A healthy Matt Kemp makes for a heartier Dodgers lineup than one year ago. Dee Gordon is leading off for the Dodgers this season, and posing a real threat on the bases with 64 stolen bases, and Clayton Kershaw is coming off a monster...
Via Fox Sports West
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp earns National League Player of the Month award

For a former MVP candidate who has dealt with serious injuries and multiple surgeries the past two seasons, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp received some confirmation today that his career is back on track, as he has been voted National League Player of the Month for September.Kemp led the Majors with nine home runs and tied his Dodger teammate Adrian Gonzalez for the Major...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Return Of Matt Kemp’s Power, Briefly

The return of Matt Kemp‘s power has been one of the most fun stories of the second half of the season. After hitting just six home runs in 2013 and eight before this year’s all-star break, Kemp has added 16 more. His 24 home runs in 2014 are the most he’s hit since his 2011 should-have-been-MVP campaign. His offense still wasn’t bad before the recent hot streak, and we...
Via Dodgers Digest
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp, among others, is man in middle of Dodgers' win over Giants

Matt Kemp has been where Yasiel Puig was Tuesday night, screaming at opponents and forcing teammates to restrain him as benches cleared. Kemp knows better now. So here he was, on his 30th birthday, standing between Puig and Madison Bumgarner, who struck Puig on the left ankle with a slider in the first inning. And here he was, exacting revenge not with punches or curse words, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants @ Dodgers, Sept. 22, 2014: It’s All Come To This

Giants Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. CF Blanco 2B Gordon 2B Panik CF Puig C Posey 1B Gonzalez 3B Sandoval RF Kemp RF Pence SS Ramirez 1B Belt LF Crawford LF Dominguez 3B Uribe SS Crawford C Ellis P Peavy (R) P Haren (R) This is it. This is really it. After...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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