It was a good week for many of the new Padres, and a few old ones as well. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Padres Player of the Week
Despite not going undefeated this week, it was a pretty good week for these new look San Diego Padres. Matt Kemp looks just as energized as we expected him to be, and led the offense for much of the week. He sits at 11 for 30, a batting average of .367, with a stolen base, three doubles and a triple. He has yet to hit a home run but he has shown power, and it likely is only a matter of time. Therefore, he earns the first Padres Player of the Week honors.
While the offense seemed to be a little sleepy for a couple of games, it is exciting to look at the possibilities. Jedd Gyorko still looks lost at the plate, but this year he doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb when everyone else is hitting around him. He has time to get things back on track. The Padres scored 25 runs in their first six games, compared to 15 in 2014 and 14 in 2013. Derek Norris looks productive behind the plate, and Yongervis Solarte is off to a good start wherever he is plugged in as well.
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