Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez complained of dizziness in the top of the eighth inning on Sunday and had to be taken out for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth, but was in Monday’s starting lineup.
In a season of Ramirez and Yasiel Puig, Gonzalez has been the steadiest Dodger throughout the season, leading the Dodgers with 16 homers and 74 RBIs. With his two-run double Sunday night, Gonzalez had recorded an RBI in six straight games.
“Adrian is just a grinder. He comes to play. He’s an example guy to me,” Mattingly said. “Day in and day out, he keeps himself in the lineup. This guy is a big-time player.”