Matt Kemp is going to make the All-Star team this season. He leads the Dodgers in games played (59), plate appearances (248), at-bats (217), runs scored (36), hits (69), home runs (15), RBI (46), stolen bases (14), slugging percentage (.576), and OPS (.971). He is merely second in doubles (11), walks (27), batting average (.318), and on-base percentage (.395).
In addition to being on pace for 41 home runs and 38 stolen bases, he is off to one of the best starts ever by an LA Dodger in the traditional stats (thanks as always to the great Baseball-Reference.com):
|Most Home Runs Through 59 Games, LA Dodgers|
|Most Runs Batted In Through 59 Games, LA Dodgers|
|*Dodgers record; **strike-shortened year|
Today's game against the Reds will be Kemp's 264th consecutive game played this season, the longest active streak in MLB.
Today's Game: Chad Billingsley vs. Travis Wood
Game Time: 10:10 a.m.