This time Matt Kemp is getting an early jump on the awards season.
The first award Kemp could nab in 2012 he did, when he was honored Monday as the National League Player of the Week.
Kemp, the runner-up as the N.L. MVP last season, got off to an explosive start to the season in San Diego.
Kemp emerged from the four-game series batting .412 (7 for 17), and leading the majors with six runs and tied for the RBI lead with eight. He also had two home runs in pitching-friendly Petco Park and a stolen base.