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Settling the Score: Friday’s results

Sep 24, 2011, 8:55 AM EDT

Matt Kemp

Ryan Braun had himself a pretty good night last night, but Matt Kemp is still going strong.

Bolstering his case for National League MVP, Kemp went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in last night’s 2-0 win over the Padres. The home run was his 37th of the season, tying him with Albert Pujols for the National League lead. He currently leads the league with 119 RBI, which is six more than Ryan Howard and Prince Fielder.

The triple crown is still a very real possibility, but the batting title will be the most interesting thing to watch over the final few games of the season. As of this morning, Jose Reyes (.32948) holds a slim advantage over Braun (.32909) and Kemp (.32586).

Your Friday box scores:

Dodgers 2, Padres 0

Reds 3, Pirates 4

Braves 7, Nationals 4

Orioles 3, Tigers 4 (11 innings)

Twins 5, Indians 6

Rockies 2, Astros 11

Blue Jays 5, Rays 1

Marlins 1, Brewers 4

Mariners 3, Rangers 5

Royals 11, White Sox 1

Cubs 5, Cardinals 1

Giants 1, Diamondbacks 3

Athletics 3, Angels 1

Phillies and Mets – PPD

Red Sox and Yankees – PPD

  1. yankeesfanlen - Sep 24, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    That was a great 11th inning walkoff single from VMart last night. Was substituting Orioles-Tigers for Yanks-Sox due to rain.

  2. proudlycanadian - Sep 24, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    So if Kemp from the Dodgers is a leading MVP candidate, why do some writers say that Bautista should not win because the Jays will not make the playoffs? I see a double standard here.

    • sknut - Sep 24, 2011 at 10:53 AM

      WAR-Bautistia 8.4
      WAR-Kemp 9.6 Baseball reference version.

      And Verlander has a 8.6 WAR but next position player is Ellsbury at 7.1
      while the next closest to Kemp is Braun at 7.2.

      So I would say in the NL its not really that close and Kemp is deserving, especially since he does have a chance for the triple crown.

      In the AL I guess it comes down to if you want a pitcher for MVP or Bautista. I think you have a good argument and really Bautista does deserve more considertation.

    • Lukehart80 - Sep 24, 2011 at 1:14 PM

      Proudly, I think the people who believe Kemp should be MVP also believe Bautista is a very strong candidate in the AL. The difference is people have been talking AL MVP for weeks and weeks, and the NL MVP has only been getting heavy play the last few days.

  3. cur68 - Sep 24, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    “the batting title will be the most interesting thing to watch over the final few games of the season. As of this morning, Jose Reyes (.32948) holds a slim advantage over Braun (.32909) and Kemp (.32586)”

    D.J. : I thought we’d established that you can’t win any sort of title or award if you play for a team not in the post season? In fact, I do believe there is an unwritten clause in the unwritten rules that if you club is below .500, you are in-eligible from even being in consideration, never mind the conversation.

  4. tacklemeelmo - Sep 24, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    I hope Craig does a little write-up on the Twins-Indians last night. Sounds like he was at one hell of a game!

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