Monday, April 06, 2009

Post-Game 1 Thread: Matt Kemp Feelin' Toolsy

6th inning: Kemp's diving catch helps prevent the Padres from scoring.


7th inning: Kemp hits a solo HR off Jake Peavy.

DODGERS 4, PADRES 1

Dodgers beat Peavy for the second time. Ever.

UPDATE 2a: ESPN dubbed Kemp's diving catch their #2 web gem of the day [corresponding video removed since it's apparently no longer available to the server-space-starved network]. Of course, the headline on the MLB page link is all about David Wright (#3 web gem), and three of the five gems are from the Mets / Reds game. Hooray, east coast bias!

11 comments:

Alex Cora said...

Nice vid cap!

Dave said...

Kemp absolutely crushed that pitch. Wow.

fanerman said...

Psycho Crusher!!!

Eric Karros said...

The picture of Kemp fielding looks like a cool, artsy painting.

fanerman said...

So TOOLsy!!

Nic j said...

That was a BOMB! dead center

Damon said...

I'm glad i traded for kemp in fantasy

Alex Cora said...

The catcher is looking down - he already knows it is out.

Steve Sax said...

What is up with the "PT Dodgers" in the upper right corner? Any relation to the PT Cruiser?

Steve Sax said...

1) Boy, these ESPN highlights are much more annoying having to watch a guy in a suit yabbering at me for the first 40 seconds.

2) Back to said highlight: Are my eyes deceiving me, or is that a 51-mph pitch that Kemp decides to stroke for a HR? Even I could hit a pitch that slow (though admittedly, not quite that far).

Steve Sax said...

Upon second review, I suppose it may be 91 MPH.

Gameday's pitch-by-pitch recap agrees.