Although Matt Kemp began receiving regular playing time in June, it wasn’t at his position of preference. As a result, Kemp’s agent, Dave Stewart began publicly discussing his client’s desires to play regularly and as a center fielder.
Stewart’s latest remarks had him hoping Kemp would be traded, which seemed inevitable so long as the Los Angeles Dodgers could find a taker.
That’s likely changed, however. Kemp was moved in the outfield once again; this time over to right field, which is the position he played when the Dodgers drafted him in 2003.
Kemp stated he prefers right field to left and his play has reflected it. Dating back to the start of the three-game series against the San Francisco Giants, Kemp is hitting a blistering .632 (12-for-19) with three home runs and eight RBIs.
Kemp hit two home runs in the series opener against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday and continued to feast on their pitching in the second game of the series. The outfielder hit another home run, scored two runs, including the go-ahed run in the eighth and delivered the walk-off single: