MATT KEMP RUMORS & GOSSIP

Padres get 3-run HR from Kemp in 5-1 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Kemp hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning against his former team, and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Friday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Chris Hatcher (2-3) walked pinch-hitter Brett Wallace leading off the eighth, and Jon Jay followed with a bouncing single off the pitcher's right leg that caromed past...
Via Associated Press
38 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Matt Kemp’s 3 RBIs Help Padres Extend Dodgers’ Losing Streak To 5 Games

Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres entered Friday's series opener reeling a bit, with the Dodgers mired in...
Via Dodger Blue
46 minutes ago

Kemp's homer snaps Padres' skid in LA

Former Dodger Matt Kemp launched a towering three-run homer on an 0-2 pitch from Chris Hatcher with one out in the eighth inning to help the Padres snap a five-game losing streak on Friday night with a 5-1 win over the Dodgers, whose tailspin reached five straight losses.
Via Padres.com
46 minutes ago

Dodgers' skid reaches 5 thanks to Padres' Kemp

Former Dodger Matt Kemp launched a towering three-run homer on an 0-2 pitch from Chris Hatcher with one out in the eighth inning to help the Padres snap a five-game losing streak on Friday night with a 5-1 win over the Dodgers, whose tailspin reached five straight losses.
Via Dodgers.com
46 minutes ago

Matt Kemp crushes 2 at Coors as Trevor Story's HR streak comes to end

DENVER — Matt Kemp homered twice and drove in six runs and the San Diego Padres ended Trevor Story's home run streak in a 16-3 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.Story, who has gone deep six times since making his debut on opening day, was the first major leaguer to homer in each of his first four games. That run ended with a 1-for-5, three-strikeout performance ...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemp hits 2 HRs and drives in 6, Padres stop Story, Rockies

DENVER (AP) Matt Kemp homered twice and drove in six runs and the San Diego Padres ended Trevor Story's home run streak in a 16-3 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. Story, who has gone deep six times since making his debut on opening day, was the first major leaguer to homer in each of his first four games. That run ended with a 1-for-5, three-strikeout performance...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemp moving better; Padres confident defense will improve

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Matt Kemp not only hit 39 home runs and stole 40 bases in 2011 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he won his second Gold Glove as a center fielder. In 2015, his first season in San Diego, he may have been the worst defensive right fielder in the major leagues. Arthritic hips, ankle problems and shoulder issues have his mobility. But the 31-year-old insists his ankle...
Via Associated Press
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Padres have tried to trade Matt Kemp

Just one season after picking him up via trade, the San Diego Padres are reportedly trying to get out of Matt Kemp’s contract. Baseball Essential’s Robert Murray cited league sources saying that the Padres have tried to move the outfielder. #Padres have tried to trade Matt Kemp, per league sources. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayBBE) February 12, 2016 Jeff Sanders of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp hits for first cycle in Padres history

By Ryan Phillips. The San Diego Padres had played 7,443 games in their history entering Friday night, and the franchise had never had a player hit for the cycle. So when Matt Kemp stepped to the plate in the top of the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies needing only a triple to complete the feat, I expected to be disappointed once again. I was wrong to feel that way. Kemp...
Via Rumors and Rants
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers not happy with Padres GM over Matt Kemp trade

The Dodgers are not happy with San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller over the way the Matt Kemp trade unfolded. The Dodgers and Padres agreed to a trade with Kemp as the centerpiece exactly one week ago. Despite the agreement, the trade was not officially completed until Thursday because of supposed concerns regarding Kemp’s physical. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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