Prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning their series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Matt Kemp was a guest on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk.
Hosts Chris Rose and Kevin Millar peppered Kemp with questions regarding his play, his nerves during Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter and the Dodgers’ infamous bubble machine. When asked who controls the bubble machine, Kemp stated it varies case-by-case:
It just depends on who it is. Whoever is next to the bubble machine press the button and the bubbles come out. It’s pretty epic.”
As for Kemp’s recent uptick in production, he credited it to continuing to hone his craft:
A lot of time in the cage. Just trying to figure out my swing and having good at-bats and getting good pitches to hit. In the beginning of the season I was trying to force things and trying to make things happen. I wasn’t just letting things come to me. Now I’m just tyring to let it come to me. And let a pitcher make mistakes and try to capitalize on those mistakes.”
Kemp was named the National League Player of The Week on Monday, but was one of several Dodgers who struggled in Monday’s loss. Kemp finished the game 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and one walk as the Dodgers fell to the Angels, 5-0.
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