KronJon wrote:Kemp was 1 for 1 yesterday and is getting the start today.
I'm predicting that today is where it all turns around. He will have a big game and be that much closer to being a full-time starter.
Hope you're right although I think the outlook is too rosy, but for what it's worth, Doug Davis doesn't quite have the crafty stuff that a Chris Young or a Dan Haren does that would keep Kemp off kilter. I think Torre is just a bit hesitant right now on starting Kemp against pitchers that can and will try to bait Kemp into swinging at breaking balls away from the plate, which will fluster Kemp even when he gets the heater. That's one big knock on Kemp going into this year, but this Spring, he seemed to improve his pitch judgment and learned to take the ball the other way if he sees a pitch that could jam him.