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Who was the MVP for the Padres/Rangers Series?

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Determine who should be the most recent Series MVP for the Padres.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres end the first half of the 2015 season with a much needed series win. In the series against the PiratesMatt Kemp was voted series MVP for his contributions even though it was in a losing effort. This time, his contributions have him on the list of potential series MVPs for his contributions in the series win against the Texas Rangers.

Batters Starters Relievers
Single- 2 points per Win- 10 points Win- 5 points
Double- 4 points per Loss- Minus 5 points Loss- Minus 3 points
Triple- 6 points per IP- 3 points per IP-3 points per
Home Run- 8 points per K- 2 points per K- 2 points per
RBI- 2 points per Hits- Minus 1 points per Hits- Minus 2 points per
Run- 1 point per BB- Minus 2 points per BB- Minus 2 points per
Walk- 1 point per ER- Minus 2 points per ER- Minus 2 points per
SB- 1 point per QS- 3 points Hold/Save- 5 points
CS- Minus 1 point per CG- 6 points Blown Save- Minus 3 points
K- Minus 2 points per
GIDP- Minus 3 points per
Error- Minus 1 point per

Batters Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Total
Alonso 1 2 -2 1
Amarista X X X 0
Barmes 2 0 0 2
Gyorko 0 0 3 3
Hedges X X 2 2
Kemp 4 12 5 21
Middlebrooks -2 0 4 2
Norris -6 0 X -6
Solarte 0 20 -1 19
J. Upton 0 4 3 7
M. Upton Jr. 15 -1 X 14
Venable 2 -2 6 6
Wallace -2 2 2 2
Kennedy X X X 0
Shields X X X 0
Ross X X X 0

Starters Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Total
Kennedy -4 X X -4
Shields X 5 X 5
Ross X X 38 38
Relievers Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Total
Benoit X 0 3 3
Despaigne 4 X X 4
Garces X X X 0
Kelley 5 X X 5
Kimbrel X 14 3 17
Mateo X 7 X 7
Maurer X X 8 8
Quackenbush X X X 0
Thayer 2 X X 2
Vincent X X X 0

You can certainly tell who had the big hits or made the big pitches during this series. Matt Kemp, Yangervis Solarte, and Melvin Upton Jr.  each had homers for the Padres during the series, but only two of them came in a win. Tyson Ross and Craig Kimbrel both brought out their best to secure the wins for the Padres to claim the series victory.

Upton Jr. had a home run in the first game of the series to put  the Padres on the scoreboard, but it was not enough in the end with the Padres dropping the opener by 1.

Solarte had a HUGE 2nd game of the series. He was the man of the game. His game winning 2-run homer in the 9th inning with 2 outs gave the Padres the lead and allowed Craig Kimbrel to enter the game and get the save to give the Padres their first win since Game 2 in St. Louis.

Matt Kemp was the most consistent of the 3 players. Kemp went 6 for 13 with a double and home run in the series. His positive contributions in the series helped the Padres win the series and was also a part of the late game rally in Game 1 that brought the Padres back into the game only to fall short.

Tyson Ross pitched incredibly well for the Padres in the series finale by going 6 and two thirds innings of shutout baseball for the eventual win. He allowed only 3 hits and 2 walks against the Rangers to keep the Padres in the lead before the bullpen came in to finish the game.

Craig Kimbrel had 2 saves in the series for the Padres by going out to the mound on back-to-back days. This is the 5th time this season that Kimbrel has recorded 2 saves for the Padres in the same series.

The choice is yours for series MVP.