Kemp is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers. Kemp's grasp on the Rockies' primary designated-hitter role may be loosening, as he's recorded only one hit in 19 at-bats over his last five starts to drop his season-long batting line to .228/.296/.412. Kevin Pillar will spell Kemp as the Rockies' DH in the series finale.
Kemp is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Kemp hits the bench for the second time in three games. His .234/.303/.423 season slash line translates to a rather poor 77 wRC+, given that gets to play half his games at Coors Field. That's a rather uninspiring figure for a designated hitter. Raimel Tapia will fill that spot Friday, with David Dahl starting in left.
Kemp is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Athletics, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. Though he'll be sitting out the series finale, Kemp appears to be the Rockies' primary designated hitter at the moment. He started in five of the team's previous six games, going 4-for-20 with two home runs and four RBI. With Kemp getting the day off, Charlie Blackmon will receive a day out of the field and handle DH duties.
Kemp went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Angels. Kemp tied the game at 1-1 with a solo shot off Andrew Heaney in the second. It marked the 35-year-old's sixth long ball and 21st RBI on the season.
Kemp went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday against the Padres. Kemp took Zach Davies yard in the sixth inning to log his fifth home run of the season. He's gotten only sporadic playing time of late, though he now has two homers in his last three starts, also collecting five hits in 13 at-bats. For the season, Kemp is now hitting .263/.340/.453 across 106 plate appearances.
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