Kemp: Injury Prone
Matt Kemp has already missed 51 games this season due to injury. After last night’s collision, expect that number to go up as the team’s playoff aspirations become even more unpredictable. In last night’s game, Kemp slammed into the wall after trying to catch a fly ball hit by Rockies’ shortstop Josh Rutledge. Kemp stayed in the game for a few minutes, but came out after a failed catch attempt on a short fly ball hit by Jordan Pacheco. Good news though: Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times reported that an MRI exam on his knee and a CAT scan on his jaw both showed no major damage. Currently, the official diagnosis is a right knee contusion.