Skip to content

Matt Kemp returns after missing a start due to hamstring

May 7, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT

Matt Kemp AP

Matt Kemp is back playing center field and batting third for the Dodgers on Monday after taking a seat in Sunday’s loss to the Cubs. He’s been nursing a tight left hamstring.

Kemp did make an appearance Sunday to keep his consecutive games streak alive, flying out as a pinch-hitter. Tonight’s game will extend the streak to 393 games.

He talked about that on Sunday:

“The streak does mean something to me, to play every day, but still I don’t want to do something stupid to put my teammates in a situation where they lose me for one or two weeks,” he said. “It could be only one day and maybe this is the day and I can get back to play San Francisco. It feels weird watching the team play.”

Tony Gwynn Jr. went 0-for-3 in Kemp’s place Sunday as the Dodgers lost 4-3 to the Cubs.

  1. biasedhomer - May 7, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Can he break Bonds’ record? now that is the question.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. C. Gomez (5395)
  2. C. Hamels (5244)
  3. T. Tulowitzki (4520)
  4. Y. Cespedes (3914)
  5. M. Trout (3823)
  1. D. Price (3555)
  2. T. Clippard (3277)
  3. T. Ross (3183)
  4. J. Reyes (3100)
  5. G. Parra (3084)