Another (rather repetitive) Matt Kemp update

He went 0-for-4 as the DH for Rancho today in the Quakes’ season finale. The good news was that he didn’t strike out at all. The bad news is that he remains hitless in 18 at-bats. The Quakes are going to the Cal League playoffs, and I don’t think the schedule for that is set yet because I didn’t see it on the minor league site, but Matty could either continue his rehab in those playoffs or he could do something else — possibly even be activated by the Dodgers, but I still get the sense that isn’t upon us yet.


  1. Kemp has been injured or playing at less than 100% virtually all season. Why just not shut the guy down so he can be ready for 2014? Team chins try is really good right now, the offense is producing right now and Ethier is providing adequate defense in center. Why mess all that up right now ?

  2. My opinion..because he is the franchise player. For better or for worse, it is true.

    • Understand that. The man simply hasn’t produced like a franchise player since 2011. Health is only part of the problem. He wasn’t exactly productive before getting hurt. The lack of hustle leading to the awkward slide (that he manned up to) in Washington and lack of concentration letting ground balls roll thru his legs should be huge red flags for the organization that has paid him so much $ to be the franchise player.

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    From game recap at
    4th inning: Matt Kemp flies out to center fielder
    8th inning: Matt Kemp flies out to right fielder

    From game story by Mike Lindskog (a fine gentleman who treated me as if I were a VIP when I phoned him in 2011 or 2012 plus invited me to call back): The Quakes take a day off on Tuesday, then open up a best-of-three against the Inland Empire 66ers on Wednesday night at 7:05pm. JonMichael Redding (4-5) will take the mound in the opening game at LoanMart Field, while the 66ers will throw newcomer Drew Rucinski (2-2).