Matt Kemp had a tremendous week last week, vaulting himself into the triple crown discussion nationally by hitting .423 (11 hits in 26 at-bats), and on Monday was named National League Player of the Week. It is the second time Kemp has won the award in his career, as he also captured the honors for the week of April 28 - May 4, 2008.
Kemp, who hit four doubles and three home runs in six games, raised his average from .320 to .324. His four hits on Thursday ended a 15-for-25 stretch that saw Kemp's average rise in six games from .314 to .326, a mere three points out of the National League lead. At the start of play on Monday, Kemp sits eight points behind Ryan Braun for the National League lead in batting average. Kemp also scored nine runs and drove in seven during the week.
The award is the second weekly honor for the Dodgers this season, as Clayton Kershaw won the Player of the Week Award after a pair of 11-strikeout, complete-game wins during the week of June 20-26.
In other news, the Dodgers made a video for the "It Gets Better" campaign, in support of The Trevor Project: