The Los Angeles Dodgers end their season on a six-game intradivisional road trip, beginning Friday night at Petco Park against the San Diego Padres. Matt Kemp has six games remaining to hit four home runs to join the 40/40 club, and to make a run at the first triple crown in the National League in 74 seasons.
Not only is Kemp going for the triple crown, but it's rare that he is even as close as he is, per ESPN:
How rare is it for a player to be this close, this late in the season, to the Triple Crown? Since Yastrzemski won it in 1967, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Kemp is the only player to date to be within five points of the league leader in batting average (or leading), within one HR of the league leader (or leading), and within one RBI of the league leader (or leading), in the last 15 days of the season, let alone the last week of the season.
Ted Lilly gets the start for the Dodgers in San Diego on Friday, where he has allowed just three total runs in two starts this season, yet is 0-1. Wade LeBlanc starts for San Diego.
Friday night's 7:05 p.m. game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.