Matt Kemp was safe.
As the Dodgers prepare to battle the Braves Saturday night in Atlanta, looking for their sixth straight win, let's take a look at how Matt Kemp stacks up in the National League triple crown categories. These are through Friday's games:
|Batting Average||Home Runs||RBI|
|Jose Reyes||.333||Albert Pujols||34||Prince Fielder||105|
|Ryan Braun||.332||Matt Kemp||31||Ryan Howard||104|
|Joey Votto||.323||Prince Fielder||31||Matt Kemp||102|
|Matt Kemp||.321||Mike Stanton||31||Troy Tulowitzki||96|
|Daniel Murphy||.320||Dan Uggla||31||Ryan Braun||91|
Just for fun, let's check in on runs scored and stolen bases, too:
|Ryan Braun||93||Michael Bourn||49|
|Albert Pujols||90||Matt Kemp||37|
|Joey Votto||90||Drew Stubbs||36|
|Matt Kemp||89||Jose Reyes||35|
|Justin Upton||89||Emilio Bonifacio||33|
The last Dodger to lead the National League in...
- Batting average was Tommy Davis, at .326 in 1963
- Home runs was Adrian Beltre, with 48 in 2004
- RBI was Tommy Davis, with 153 in 1962
- Runs was Brett Butler, with 112 in 1991
These are the only Los Angeles Dodgers to lead the league in these categories. Davis led the NL in batting average in both 1962 and 1963. The last Dodger to lead the league in steals was Davey Lopes, with 63 thefts in 1976.
There have only been nine Dodgers since moving to Los Angeles with 100 runs and 100 RBI in the same season. The last was Jeff Kent, who had 100 runs and 105 RBI in 2005.
Game Time: 4:10 p.m.