Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Matt Kemp, Monster

Anthony Castrovince listed 10 things that we've learned so far in the 2012 MLB season, and thing learned #3 is that Matt Kemp is indeed one potent individual:

3. Matt Kemp is a monster. Kemp warned us this was coming when he told reporters they had "created a monster" after he finished second in the National League MVP Award balloting last year, but even Kemp must be a little amazed at what he's accomplished in the early going (.460 average, .514 on-base percentage, .952 slugging percentage, nine homers and 22 RBIs -- all league leads).

But Kemp better slow down with the power pace and start swiping some bags if he wants to reach his goal of 50 homers and 50 stolen bases. As it is, he's in line for about 90 homers and 10 stolen bases. Either way, that's pretty monstrous. And Kemp is one reason -- a big one -- why the surprising Dodgers have vaulted themselves into first place in the NL West with a 13-4 record.

You tell 'em, Anthony! If you don't start stealing bases at a quicker clip, Matt, you'll be sorry! (Or maybe, calling out a bison is not the smartest move?)


Fred's Brim said...

My suggestion is to cut down on all baserunners getting thrown out unnecessarily on the basepaths. It seems like we lose 2-3 baserunners a game on dumbshit plays like trying to steal Loney or Uribe, Dee Gordon trying to steal every single goddamn time, getting doubled up on fly balls and popups.

It seems like we are be unnecessarily aggressive on the basepaths, but maybe we are appropriately aggressive but have just been unlucky

Hideo Nomo said...

^ What he said.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

James McDonald's no-hit bid is broken up in the seventh by Troy Tulowitzki.

Hideo Nomo said...

We traded him for two months of Dotel throwing all-hitters, right?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Him and Andrew Lambo.