The Los Angeles Dodgers have received an additional surge of power from their offense in the past two weeks. A primary source of that power has come from Matt Kemp, who has shown flashes of his former self.
Some of Kemp’s increased production at the plate is a result of the help he received from assistant hitting coach Jose Valentin. The hitting coach described the transformation by stating Kemp’s batting stance is no longer locked.
The change allows for the eight-year veteran to have more of a straight approach while in the batter’s box, which aids in Kemp’s attempt to hit pitches both thrown in and away.
Including Monday’s loss, Kemp has hit five home runs in the Dodgers’ last seven games; including a two-home-run game against the Atlanta Braves. Kemp is hitting .357 since the All-Star break and on Monday was named the National League Player of The Week.
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