Tag Archives: Adrian Gonzalez

2017 Good and bad Part I

Time for end of year lists and luckily for Dodger fans the year was loaded with amazing moments and stories. The Good: Puig Resurrection – Puig went from being demoted to AAA in August of 2016 to batting eight for much of the first 1/2 of 2017 to batting cleanup in game three of the …

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Ryu/Gonzalez combine for # 67 on MLB top 100 plays of 2017

It wasn’t pretty but the play by the Ryu on a weak ground ball toward 1st made the list. Ryu fielded the ball and was close to Adrian Gonzalez but was headed away from the bag so he flipped it toward Gonzalez who caught with his bare hand against his shoulder.  This game was on …

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Dodgers pull off the expected in a very unexpected way

Most Dodger fans knew the Dodgers were going to try to get rid of the contracts of Adrian Gonzalez and at least one of Scott Kazmir or Brandon McCarthy but no one expected them to trade all three in one big fell swoop. It helps of course that the new GM for the Braves was …

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Are the Dodgers in decline?

Craig Minami in the TrueBlueLA comments asked this question. Is this a team on the rise, a team at the pinnacle or a team that be in some small decline? I started to answer but realized why I stopped posting lengthy comments at truebluela. By tomorrow, they will be gone,  so I thought I’d answer …

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Adrian Gonzalez stuck on seven

With the news, last night that Adrian Gonzalez will be shut down for the rest of the season after his back tightened the chances of him being on a postseason roster are just about nil. Which is too bad in that Adrian Gonzalez has hit seven postseason home runs putting him in 2nd place behind …

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Is Cody Bellinger going to be wasted as a 1st baseman?

Few if any major league center fielders could make the throws that Cody Bellinger made last night in helping to preserve the Dodger victory. In case you didn’t know, @Cody_Bellinger can do a lot more than hit. This sizzling 98.9-mph throw to the plate saves the @Dodgers a run! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/PLmPvk36Sk — #Statcast (@statcast) September …

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This wasn’t how I drew up the Dodger season

Kind of expected the Dodgers to eventually be the best team in the West but I’ll be honest I kind of figured that meant: 1. Adrian Gonzalez was the 1st baseman 2. Andrew Toles was the LF 3. Chris Taylor was in AAA 4. Cody Bellinger was in AAA 5. Urias had settled in as …

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No June Gloom for Dodgers

June Record 6 – 4 Overall Record 39 – 25 Position – 1 1/2 games back of the Rockies By sweeping the potent Reds the Dodgers moved over .500 for June and kept the Rockies in their sights. The Rockies won seven in a row until yesterday, so it was imperative the Dodgers make hey …

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Successful offensive May is in the books

Overall Record 33 wins / 21 losses May Record – 19 wins / 9 losses Position – 1st place /  half a game in front of the both the Rockies and Diamondbacks Dodgers led the NL in runs scored in May with 159, averaging 5.67 runs per game.  That was forty-seven more runs scored in April, …

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Dodgers versus Arrieta

Only Grandal and Gonzalez have homered off of Arrieta.  Seager has had three singles in just six plate appearances. Name PA H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO OPS Adrian Gonzalez 24 6 1 0 1 2 1 4 .726 Chase Utley 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 Yasmani Grandal 8 1 …

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